Germany, Trier

German Language and Teaching

when 5 August 2019 - 30 August 2019
language German
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 620

1. Language courses
The language courses cover elementary, intermediate and advanced levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1). There are a total of 75 hours of tuition. The main goal of the course is to expand practical language skills in the areas of reading and listening comprehension as well as speaking and writing. The courses also focus on improving grammatical, lexical, and idiomatic skills. Authentic texts are used from literature, science and media, including TV and radio news. All students will take a placement test on the first day of class. The course concludes with a final test, after which a certificate (five ECTS points) will be awarded.

2. Further education classes on the methodology and didactics of teaching and learning German as a foreign language (28 hours)
Special classes are offered for teachers of German and students of German studies with an interest in intercultural subjects. In these classes, current didactic methods and pedagogical concepts in the field of German as a foreign language will be discussed. Among other topics, the focus will be on media didactics, e-learning, intercultural didactics, and new teaching materials.
If participants additionally attend the language course for advanced learners of German (C1) as well as the academic seminar and lecture programme, they will be awarded a certificate ("Zertifikat Didaktik und Methodik Deutsch als Fremdsprache", eight ECTS points) upon completion.

3. Academic lecture and seminar programme (12 hours)
An interdisciplinary lecture and seminar programme is provided by the Faculties of Language and Literature, Politics and History, Social Science and Economics.
(For students at beginners' level (A1, A2), conversation classes and an e-learning tutorial are offered instead.)

4. Cultural programme
Cultural events and excursions to the Moselle region, to Luxembourg and France complement the language courses and lectures.

Target group

Students and graduates of all subjects

Credits info

5 EC
Up to 8

Fee info

EUR 620: Course Fees
Social Programme


If you wish to apply for this course, you can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the reference number HSK-0152.