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 € 45 for students, € 60 for university employees and € 225 for guests.
Placement test for German (Online test)
All who would like to attend a German course at the Language Centre need to
a) register at https://studip.uni-weimar.de. and
b) register for a placement test before they can enter the course system.
The placement test is an online test. Please click here for detailed information (printable PDF file).
Requirement for all courses
To enter the course system, it is necessary to participate in an online placement test.
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|
The following teaching material is used in our courses. Please make sure that you have purchased either the print version or the e-book by the beginning of a course.
|A 1.1||Panorama A 1.1 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|A 1.2||Panorama A 1.2 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|A 2.1||Panorama A 2.1 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|A 2.2||Panorama A 2.2 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|B 1.1||Panorama B 1.1 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|B 1.2||Panorama B 1.2 (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|B 1 +||Weitblick B 1 + (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|B 2||Fokus Deutsch B2 – Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf (Cornelsen-Verlag)|
|C 1||Fokus Deutsch C1 – Erfolgreich in Alltag und Beruf (Cornselsen-Verlag)|
Course system level A
Level A is the first level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It includes the sublevels A 1.1 (for absolute beginners), A 1.2, A 2.1 and A 2.2.
All A-courses can be attended during the semester as well as the intensive courses in March and September. This enables students who enter the course system as absolute beginners to get to level A 2.2 within one academic year.
|A 1.2||Placement test or A 1.1 course|
|A 2.1||Placement test or A 1.2 course|
|A 2.2||Placement test or A 2.1 course|
Online courses in the Winter Semester 2020/21
All language courses will again be offered exclusively in an online format in the winter semester 2020/21. Classroom teaching will not take place. We regret this very much, but the Corona Pandemic unfortunately leaves no other choice.
The following online courses are offered via the learning platform Moodle. The times given are the dates for the video conferences.
|Target level | Group||Day||Time|
|A 1.1 | Group 1||Tuesday||15:15 - 16:45|
|A 1.1 | Group 2||Wednesday||09:15 - 10:45|
|A 1.2 | Group 1||Wednesday||15:15 - 16:45|
|A 1.2 | Group 2||Wednesday||13:30 - 15:00|
|A 2.1 | Group 1||Wednesday||11:00 - 12:30|
|A 2.1 | Group 2||Wednesday||15:15 - 16:45|
|A 2.2 | Gruppe 1||Thursday||11:00 - 12:30|
|A 2.2 | Gruppe 2||Thursday||13:30 - 15:00|
Course system for target levels B 1 and B 2
Level B is the second level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It includes the sublevels B1 and B 2.
The course system consists of four modules. To reach target level B 1 or B 2, at least four modules need to be attended and finished successfully. By attending modules during the semester as well as during the intensive courses in March and September, the target level B 1 or B 2 can be reached within one academic year.
Online courses during the winter semester 2020/21
All language courses will again be offered exclusively in an online format in the winter semester 2020/21. Unfortunately, classroom teaching will not take place. We regret this very much, but the Corona Pandemic unfortunately leaves no other choice.
The following online courses are offered via the learning platform Moodle. The times given are the times for the video conferences.
|Target level | Group||Day||Time||Instructor|
|B 1.1 | Group 1||Monday||09.15 - 11.00||Kathrin Zeidler|
|B 1.1 | Group 2||Tuesday||17.00 - 18.30||Pia Garbers|
|B 1.2 | Group 1||Wednesday||13.30 - 15.00||Kathrin Zeidler|
|B 1.2 | Group 2||Donnerstag||09.15 - 10.45||Kathrin Zeidler|
|B 1+, Part 1||Tuesday||13.30 - 15.00||Manja Gerlach|
|B 1+, Part 2||Wednesday||11.00 - 12.30||Manja Gerlach|
|B 2 (book-based)||Monday||11.00 - 12.30||Diana Heydenreich|
|B 2 (Grammar + Conversation)||Friday||09.15 - 10.45||Pia Garbers|
|Language Culture and Music||Tuesday||18.45 - 20.15||Tim Liebert/Jenny Price|
3 steps to register for a course
Students who wish to skip the beginner course are required to take a language assessment test (placement test). The results of the test are valid for two years. Those, who wish to skip ahead to a more advanced level without taking the courses in succession, are also required to take a placement test.
See the grey info box on the right for the upcoming placement test dates.
Students register for courses online. The registration period is indicated in the grey info box on the right. During this period, go to the course schedule table and click on the course in which you wish to enroll; this will take you to the registration form.
The registration process is completed with payment of the course fee. The dates during which you need to come to the language centre to pay the course fee are indicated in the grey info box on the right.
The course fee is 30€ (10€ per credit point). You will be reimbursed if you submit the language course credits in your grade report (Notenspiegel) in accordance with the regulations of your degree Programme (cf. Fee Reimbursment). These courses are free of charge for exchange students of the Liszt School of Music (HfM). However, students of the Liszt School of Music (HfM) still need to come to the Language Centre during the two days of the Payment of Course fee period and sign their registration.
The course fees may only be paid by Thoska card.
Guest students are charged € 60. Guests may only attend courses if there are free spaces available. Therefore, guests may only register between 4.30 pm and 5 pm on the second day of the payment period. The dates of the payment period are indicated in the grey info box on the right.