Berlin, Germany

German for Beginners

online course
when 4 January 2021 - 29 January 2021
language German
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 920

This course is an introduction to German and is aimed at beginners. Within four weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German, as well as give you a basic knowledge of the German culture.

Course Structure:

Online course: January 4th - January 29th, 2021. Estimated meeting times: Mondays through Fridays. Exact session times will be confirmed once registrations have closed (sessions will be scheduled according to the time zones of the registered course participants). Should you have any questions regarding the course timetable, please contact us at summeruniversity@tubs.de

Please note this is a full-time, intensive course. Weeks 1-4 will involve approximately 30 hours of workload.

Course leader

Christoph Hauser is certified German-as-Foreign language teacher and has considerable experience in the classroom at private and public institutions in Germany. He has taught German language courses at every level at language & summer schools, and camps.

Target group

This beginners course is designed for current university students, working professionals and any individuals interested in learning German.

Course aim

Learning Goal:

The primary goal of language instruction should be the development of communication. To achieve this, you must engage in as many communicative situations as possible, and the course is designed to provide you with ample opportunities in the classroom.

The course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1 (beginners with no prior knowledge), which will be achieved by the end of the course. Equal emphasis will be given to five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing.

At the end of the course, you will:

Be able to deal with everyday situations in a German-speaking environment and conduct simple conversations (e.g. at the grocery store, in a restaurant, at a public office)

Be able to understand discussions on familiar topics

Have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper articles as well as short literary texts

Have learned how to write, revise, and proofread short texts in German

Achieve CEFR German level A1

Fee info

EUR 920: Student
EUR 1320: Working professional/Non-student