German as a foreign language

Course information

In German as a Foreign Language we offer courses at 10 different levels: 4 courses for basic users (Grundstufe), 4 courses for independent users (Aufbaustufe) and 2 courses for advanced users (Oberstufe). The courses for basic, independent and advanced users (Grundstufe, Aufbaustufe and Oberstufe) comprise of 3 hours a week plus one hour tutorial, an equivalent of 4.5 ECTS-credits.


Course requirements

min. 70% attendance, active participation, oral and written contributions, assignments, end-term test, oral exam


Language for specific purposes

In addition, the Language Centre offers the following courses for specific purposes:

  • Academic German: Oral Skills (in the winter semester)
  • Academic German: Written Skills (in the summer semester)
  • German as a Foreign Language: Writing and Grammar (B1/B2) (in the winter semester)
  • Cultural Discoveries: Austria and the German Speaking Countries (in the summer semester)

To the German courses

in the

Sprachkurs am Sprachenzentrum

Course level

Courses in the wintersemester

  • Grundstufe I: Prerequisite: none, target level: A1
  • Grundstufe II: Prerequisite: A1, target level: A1+/A2
  • Grundstufe III: Prerequisite: A1+/A2, target level: A2/A2+
  • Grundstufe IV: Prerequisite: A2/A2+, target level: A2+/B1
  • Aufbaustufe I: Prerequisite: A2+/B1, target level: B1/B1+
  • Aufbaustufe II: Prerequisite: B1/B1+, target level: B1+/B2
  • Aufbaustufe III: Prerequisite: B1+/B2, target level: B2/B2+
  • Aufbaustufe IV: Prerequisite: B2/B2+, target level: B2+/C1
  • Oberstufe I: Prerequisite: B2+/C1, target level: C1
  • German as a Foreign Language: Writing and Grammar B1/B2: Prerequisite: A2+, target level: B1/B2
  • Academic German: Oral Skills: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1

Courses in the summer semester

  • Grundstufe I: Prerequisite: none, target level: A1
  • Grundstufe II: Prerequisite: A1, target level: A1+/A2
  • Grundstufe III: Prerequisite: A1+/A2, target level: A2/A2+
  • Grundstufe IV: Prerequisite: A2/A2+, target level: A2+/B1
  • Aufbaustufe I: Prerequisite: A2+/B1, target level: B1/B1+
  • Aufbaustufe II: Prerequisite: B1/B1+, target level: B1+/B2
  • Aufbaustufe III: Prerequisite: B1+/B2, target level: B2/B2+
  • Aufbaustufe IV: Prerequisite: B2/B2+, target level: B2+/C1
  • Oberstufe II: Prerequisite: C1, target level: C1+
  • Academic German: Written Skills: Prerequisite: B2+ , target level: C1
  • Cultural Discoveries: Austria and the German Speaking Countries: Prerequisite: B1, target level: B1+

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