We offer German courses in four different categories:
- Every student at the university regardless of their status (full-time, part-time or exchange student), can attend our German courses during the semester. The courses convene once a week with two or four SWS.
- We also offer 3-week intensive courses during the lecture-free period.
- For international students who wish to study at a German university and have to meet certain language proficiency requirements, we offer preparatory intensive courses ( 1 - 3 semesters). These conclude with the respective examination (e.g. DSH).
- Every year in September, we offer a course in the skills and techniques necessary to pass the DSH examination.
There is a wide range of German courses during the lecture period of every semester. These courses are structured as follows:
- 180 min. of instruction (2 x 90 min. per week)
- Duration: 12 weeks
- Taught at levels A 1 to C 1 (CEFR)
The goal of these courses is to provide students with the language skills necessary for mastering the challenges of daily life in Weimar and completing study tasks and university assignments. All of our courses conclude with an examination which assesses listening and reading comprehension, grammatical usage and writing skills. Oral communication skills are also graded.
Outside the lecture period, courses at all levels can also be attended as intensive courses in March and September.
Participation in a placement test is mandatory before entering the course system.
|Target level||Modules to be attended|
|B 1||4 (out of 5)|
|B 2||4 (out of 5)|
|C 1||4 (out of 5)|
Students can receive 3 credit points (CP) if they regularly participate in a language course, attend at least 2/3of all sessions and pass the final examination.
The course fees are € 30 for students, € 45 for university employees and € 60 for guests.
Requirement for all courses
To enter the course system, it is necessary to participate in a placement test - either at the beginning of a semester or one of the intensive courses (March or September).
After that no further placement test is necessary if all courses are attended regularly and successfully:
|Last course attend at the Language |
|A 1.1||A 1.2|
|A 1.2||A 2.1|
|A 2.1||A 2.2|
|A 2.2||B 1.1|
|B 1.1||B 1.2|
|B 1.2||B 1Plus, 1st part|
|B 1Plus, 1st part||B 1 Plus, 2nd part|
|B 1 Plus, 2nd part||B 2 (4 B 2 modules need to be attended successfully to qualify for a B 2 certificate)|
|B 2||C 1|
Course dates 2018
10 - 28 September 2018
The courses run for three weeks and provide ca. 60 classroom hours. Classes take place from 9.00 - 12.30 am, but there may also be some classes from 1.30 -3.00 pm.
A placement test on the first day of the course is manadatory for all new students. Students who have passed last semester's German tests at the Language Centre in Weimar do not need to take the test again. All classes start on the second day of the course.
Students: € 40 | Staff members: € 60 | Guests: € 80 (if places are still available)
The course is free of charge for exchange students at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the College of Music ‘Franz Liszt’, who have just arrived in Weimar.
All courses end with a written exam on the last day of classes which tests listening and reading comprehension as well as writing skills. A 1 and A 2 level exams also include some grammar tasks. Oral communication skills are assessed during class.
Students can receive 4 credit points (CP) if they regularly participate in a language course, attend at least 45 hours of class and pass the final examination.
University Preparatory Language Courses
Each semester we offer university preparatory language courses, which can help students acquire the German skills necessary for university study. The courses are taught at three different levels and are structured successively. At the end of each course, we administer the respective language examination (Zertifikat Deutsch, Mittelstufenprüfung, DSH). The German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Applicants (DSH) fulfils the German language requirement for enrolment at university in Germany.
Students with (conditional) admission to the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar or the College of Music ‘Franz Liszt’ are given preferential consideration. If space allows, applicants from other universities and course auditors are permitted to attend these courses.
|Entry requirements||Target level|
(A 1 - A 2)
|none||Start Deutsch (A 2)|
(A 2 - B 1)
|ca. 300 hours (A 2)||Zertifikat DaF (B 1)|
(B 1 - B 2)
|ca. 600 hours (B 1)||Mittelstufenprüfung (B 2)|
(B 2 - C 1/2)
|ca. 1.000 hours (B 2)||Deutsche Sprachprüfung an Hochschulen (DSH)|
|Summer semester 2018||€ 1.200|
|Winter semester 2018/19||€ 1.250|
- 31 December (summer semester)
- 30 June (winter semester)
- or for as long as places are available in the respective courses.
For more information and registration forms, please download and complete the following file. Please speak with our staff at the Administration Office to inquire if places are available BEFORE registering for a specific course. To register, please send us your registration form by mail, fax or post. You will find our address printed on the registration form.
Intensive language course to prepare for the DSH examination
Every September the Language Centre offers a two-week intensive language course to help students prepare for the German Language Examination for University Admission of Foreign Applicants (DSH).
Staff Members German
Coudraystraße 13A, room 318
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 80
Office hours: Wednesday, 1100 - 1200 h, as well as by appointment
Coudraystraße 13A, room 304
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 95
office hour: Wednesdays 1130 - 1230 hs as well as by appointment
Dr. Daphne Seemann
Coudraystraße 13A, Zi. 319
Tel.: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 94
Office hour: Thursdays, 1300 - 1400 hs as well as by appointment
Dr. Susanne Kirchmeyer
Coudraystraße 13A, room 206
phone: +49 (0) 36 43 - 58 23 90
office hours: by appointment
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