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Courses

Theresa Brunsing

Koordinatorin Sommerdeutschkurse für internationale Studierende und Graduierte

Telephone
+49 521 106-3679
Telephone secretary
+49 521 106-3616
Room
UHG C5-207

There are about 15 participants in each course group. You can find out how to apply for a coursehere.

Course Fee

The course fee is 590 Euro. This includes:

  • Language course and project work
  • Proficiency test
  • Some of the leisure programme and two weekend excursions
Deadline for registration

The deadline for registration is on 30 June 2020.
(If you require a visa, the deadline for registration is on 1 June 2020.)

Registration Form

To sign up for the German language courses, please use our registration form.
As soon as your registration is complete, you will receive an invoice. Please transfer the deposit of 450 Euros immediately after receipt of this invoice.

Checklist

Please find a checklist for all further steps here.

The following conditions apply if you cancel your enrolment on the German summer course

  • If you cancel your enrolment on the German summer course by 31 January 2020, your deposit will be reimbursed in full.
  • If you cancel your enrolment on the German summer course by 31 May 2020, half of your deposit will be reimbursed.
  • If you cancel your enrolment on the German summer course after 1 June 2020, it will no longer be possible to reimburse your deposit.

Courses

Contents of general language course at beginner level

We offer the following courses according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

Course 1: Level A2 (for participants with a little previous knowledge)
Course 2: Level B1 (for participants with better previous knowledge)

The course amounts to 25 hours per week.
The grammar at this level will be introduced and expanded respectively. The participants learn the most important structures of the German language. The focus is, above all, on building and expanding on communicative skills. To this end, the course will deal with topics relevant to the university and everyday life in Germany. The teaching material can be purchased after your arrival.

DSH Exam Preparation

Course 3: DSH-Preparation and -Exam

The course amounts to 25 teaching hours per week.
The exam can be taken following the course. An additional fee is charged for the exam.
To participate in this course, your knowledge of the German language must be at level B2 or higher.

Contents of general language teaching at B2/C1 level

We offer the following courses according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

Course 4: B2/C1 (general language) + technical (language) project Law
Course 5: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Economics
Course 6: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Mechatronics
Course 7: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Society and Politics
Course 8: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Academic German

The course amounts to 17 hours of general language and 8 hours of technical language per week. The course refers to participants with very good German language proficiency. The course is focusing on communication and a safe stylistic handling of German language, as well as extending grammatical knowledge according to this advanced level. The content is related to real-life situations and includes extracurricular learning venues, which means that the course offers interesting excursions for each subject in addition to the lessons in class. We will inform you about the teaching material once you arrive. Above all, the lessons should be fun and lively!

Course outline

Project Law

Based on case studies, fundamental rights will be discussed and compared across cultures. Furthermore, relevant norms of the German Civil Code (BGB) will be reviewed. Independent work on practical, true-to life cases completes the programme. The aim of the project is to expand language proficiency in the area of Law.

Project Economics

This project focuses on the themes of leadership, management and organisation of companies. As well as business management, the course deals with economic principles, employment in the economy and company specific factors affecting production. A special emphasis is placed on the use of authentic technical texts.

Project Mechatronics

The field of mechatronics includes all areas of technology in which components of electronics, mechanics and informatics interact. Apart from refreshing grammar by using relevant technical terminology, the teaching project encompasses the analysis of graphics/diagrams, evaluation of podcasts on topics from engineering science as well as practicing reading comprehension by using popular science texts and technical resources.

Project Society and Politics

The course focuses on current events in German politics and society as well as important themes from German history. Addressing German culture on a communicative basis and from an intercultural perspective takes precedence over learning bare facts.

Project Academic German

Reading and writing academic texts are key study skills. However, many specialized and scientific texts demand complex skills. The project refers to participants who would like to improve their reading and writing skills in the area of Academic German. Apart from refreshing relevant grammar for Academic German, the course also covers typical vocabulary as well as adequate formulation. Through practical exercises and tips, the course helps students to adopt reading and writing strategies competently.

We leave the choice of project up to you. It is not a requirement to have a degree or relevant experience in a representative area. Your personal interest is of primary importance.