»English Intensive Course«

Our intensive language training programme is an effective method to learn English in small groups. Courses will be taught by native-speaking instructors from Great Britain, the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. Regardless of whether you are an intermediate or advanced student, or whether you would like to sign up for 50 hours in two weeks or 100 hours in four weeks: We have the right course for you! The programme is the perfect way to prepare for a degree programme or internship abroad.

The goal of these language courses is to help you improve your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, and learn, practice and expand your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and phonetics. The courses strongly emphasise active communication in the foreign language. The instructors will also give presentations about various foreign countries, their people and cultures. And of course we want to hear about your personal goals and interests for the course.

We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you an exciting and rewarding summer! 

Our foreign language courses are designed for german and international (prospective) students and graduates with the minimum age of 18 who seek an authentic experience and real immersion into a foreign language. Most participants who join the courses are 20 to 30 years old.

The levels are oriented to the European Language Levels (self assessment grid).

Please note that we do NOT offer English courses for beginners (A1/A2)!
English language courses are offered starting at B1. Levels A1/A2 must be finished.

(1) English Communication Skills: Presentations and Negotiations (B1-C1) | 03 - 14 August

The first part of this 2-week course aims to train specific skills required for giving presentations and informal talks in English: how to introduce oneself, maintain a clear structure, interact with an audience, use visual media, deal with questions, etc. The second part will focus on developing the language skills required for successful negotiations in a variety of contexts. The atmosphere will be relaxed and informal throughout, helping participants break down any inhibitions they may feel about speaking in public.
A placement test will take place at the beginning of the course.


(2) English for Academic Purposes (B2-C1) | 17 - 28 August 

This 2-week course will concentrate on written English in an academic context. The workshop nature of the course will encourage participants to produce short texts on a variety of subjects and to use them as a basis for identifying areas of difficulty and working on them constructively. The course will also provide useful tips on aspects such as style, structure and coherence. In addition, participants will be encouraged to develop effective strategies for reading academic texts in English. The approach will be creative and informal, encouraging participants to share ideas and learn from each other’s work.
If it is determined on site that your previous knowledge is below B2 level, a General English course may be offered.


(1 & 2) English Course (B1-C1)  |  03 - 28 August

You can also combine the two two-week courses to a four-week course.


Please contact us if you would like personal consultation. We will be happy to help you.

The Language Centre of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers language courses all year round. Language courses are taught by experienced and qualified teachers - so we are sure that you are all around satisfied.

All instructors are native speakers of their teaching language. Some of the instructors normally don't live in Weimar. They arrive only for the Bauhaus Summer School - only for you!

Our professional, humorous and friendly teachers are looking forward to meeting you!

After successful completion of the language course you will receive a certificate of participation issued by the Bauhaus Summer School, the official summer programme of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Participants earn 3 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the two-week course (approx. 50 h). Participants earn 6 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the four-week course (approx. 100 h). It is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons and to fulfil the required tasks in order to receive credit points.

Prior to your participation, it is essential that you clarify whether your home university will recognise the foreign credits you intend to earn.

If you do an extra work for example a presentation, a paper, etc. you can get a grade. Please talk to your teacher at the beginning of the course.

The course fee is 600 EURO (two-week course) | 800 EURO (four-week course).

400 EURO (two-week course) | 600 EURO (four-week course) for students & alumni
200 EURO (two-week course) | 400 EURO (four-week course) for Bauhaus-Universität students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation day
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Free use of buses in Weimar and local trains in Thuringia
  • Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme (except excursions)
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
With regard to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and worldwide, the difficult but necessary decision was made to cancel this year's Bauhaus Summer School. Please find more information on our COVID-19 page.