German as a foreign language

Course information

We offer German as a Foreign Language 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, assignments, oral and written contributions, end-term test, oral exam

Language for specific purposes

In addition, the Language Centre offers in the winter semester the 2-hour course “Academic German: Oral Skills” and in the summer semester the 2-hour courses “Cultural Discoveries: Austria and the German Speaking Countries” and “Academic German: Written Skills”. NEW to the programme is the course “German as a Foreign Language: Written Text Competence (B1/B2)” in the summer semester.


 

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Courses in the winter semester

    • Grundstufe I: Prerequisite: –, 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
    • Deutsche Wissenschaftssprache schriftlich: Prerequisite: B2+ , target level: C1

Courses in the summer semester

    • Grundstufe I: Prerequisite: –, 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+
    • Deutsche Wissenschaftssprache mündlich: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1
    • Schriftliche Textkompetenz: Prerequisite: A2+, target level: B1/B2

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