"Languages Build Bridges": Course Description

Course Dates 2018:

4th June - 29th June 
9th July - 3rd August 
6th August - 31st August 

Learning German

  • Placement test at the beginning of the course; final test
  • Small groups (approx. 14 participants per group) with different levels of language proficiency (A1 to C1)
  • Approx. 85 lessons of intensive German
    - Language training (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)
    - Phonetics training (in small groups or as one-to-one lessons)
    - Supervised project work on topics chosen by the participants, at every language level
  • Certificate stating the quantity of attended lessons and the test results
  • Award of 5 ECTS credit points possible
    (The condition for the award of 5 ECTS credit points is the attendance of 90% of the lessons and the passed written and oral final test. Students may be excluded from the final test if they have attended less than 85% of the language lessons.  The cultural programme, e.g. excursions and visits of museums, is also part of the language lessons.)

Getting to know Germany 

  • Approx. 20 hours of cultural studies
    - welcome and farewell parties
    - concert or summer theatre
    - “On Tour“, e. g. guided city tour, visit museums and historical sights
    - one full-day excursion
  • Many different offers for cultural and leisure experiences, e. g. visits to student clubs, bowling, paddling, and playing beach volleyball
  • Coaching by student tutors
  • More offers at additional charge (e.g. excursion to Dresden)

Special features

  • According to experience most of the students who will participate in our summer language course A are US Americans.
  • Many students who take part in our summer course C come from Asian countries

Course fee: € 795
Included are: registration, language training including phonetics and project classes, German studies activities, one full-day excursion, selected cultural events, welcome and farewell parties, course materials, tram pass for the duration of the course, use of the university computer centre and the library.

Please note: During your stay in Germany you will also have to cover the costs for accommodation, food, and insurance.