There are about 15 participants in each course group. You can find out how to apply for a coursehere.
The following conditions apply if you cancel your enrolment on the German summer course
The German courses A2 and B1 will probably not take place in 2021.
We offer the following courses according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:
Course 1: Level A2 (for participants with a little previous knowledge)
Course 2: Level B1 (for participants with better previous knowledge)
The course amounts to 25 hours per week.
The grammar at this level will be introduced and expanded respectively. The participants learn the most important structures of the German language. The focus is, above all, on building and expanding on communicative skills. To this end, the course will deal with topics relevant to the university and everyday life in Germany. The teaching material can be purchased after your arrival.
The following courses will be offered completely digitally.
Course 3: B2/C1 (general language) + technical (language) project Law
Course 4: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Economics
Course 5: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Mechatronics
Course 6: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Society and Politics
Course 7: B2/C1 (General language) + technical (language) project Academic German
The course amounts to 17 hours of general language and 8 hours of technical language per week. The course refers to participants with very good German language proficiency. The course is focusing on communication and a safe stylistic handling of German language, as well as extending grammatical knowledge according to this advanced level. The content is related to real-life situations and includes extracurricular learning venues, which means that the course offers interesting excursions for each subject in addition to the lessons in class. We will inform you about the teaching material once you arrive. Above all, the lessons should be fun and lively!
Based on case studies, fundamental rights will be discussed and compared across cultures. Furthermore, relevant norms of the German Civil Code (BGB) will be reviewed. Independent work on practical, true-to life cases completes the programme. The aim of the project is to expand language proficiency in the area of Law.
This project focuses on the themes of leadership, management and organisation of companies. As well as business management, the course deals with economic principles, employment in the economy and company specific factors affecting production. A special emphasis is placed on the use of authentic technical texts.
The field of mechatronics includes all areas of technology in which components of electronics, mechanics and informatics interact. Apart from refreshing grammar by using relevant technical terminology, the teaching project encompasses the analysis of graphics/diagrams, evaluation of podcasts on topics from engineering science as well as practicing reading comprehension by using popular science texts and technical resources.
Reading and writing academic texts are key study skills. However, many specialized and scientific texts demand complex skills. The project refers to participants who would like to improve their reading and writing skills in the area of Academic German. Apart from refreshing relevant grammar for Academic German, the course also covers typical vocabulary as well as adequate formulation. Through practical exercises and tips, the course helps students to adopt reading and writing strategies competently.
We leave the choice of project up to you. It is not a requirement to have a degree or relevant experience in a representative area. Your personal interest is of primary importance.