German intensive course

Learn German in one of the most exciting cultural cities in Germany and Europe!

In three and a half weeks, you will effectively learn the many facets of the German language together with participants from all over the world. Whether you are a beginner, advanced, or almost a native speaker – we offer the right language level for everyone.

In our intensive course, you will learn not only speaking, comprehension, and grammar but also many exciting and amusing things about Germany and German culture. Come along on this voyage of discovery: from the legacy of Schiller, Goethe, Wieland, and the Bauhaus, you will learn the German language in an active and hands-on way! Free visits to exciting cultural sites such as the Goethe House, the City Palace, or the brand-new Bauhaus Museum are part of the course programme.

After class: our amazing accompanying programme awaits you!

Even outside of the course, you can fully immerse yourself in the German language and exchange ideas with your fellow students. Our varied social programme offers many opportunities, which vary from chats during our game nights, visits to the cinema to improve your listening comprehension, and opportunities to expand your vocabulary by discussing exciting ingredients at the international dinner to a karaoke evening during which the bravest amongst you can sing their favourite songs. On the weekends, you can also join excursions to various important nearby cities.

Key facts

  • 3,5-week intensive course (100 teaching hours)
  • Levels: beginner to proficiency A1 – C1 (no prerequisites)
  • 6  ECTS credit points
  • Maximum 10 – 15 students per class
  • Registration deadline: 15 June 2024
  • Course date: 07 August - 31 August 2024

The benefits at a glance:


  • will make rapid progress at improving your German language skills at speaking, writing, listening and reading.
  • will build up your vocabulary and strengthen ability to communicate actively and confidently in German.
  • will learn more about Germany and explore the cultural history that Weimar has got to offer.
  • will have fun and establish loads of new cross-cultural friendships.

Immerse yourself in the German language and culture – the Bauhaus Summer School and Weimar look forward to seeing you!


The course »Deutsch in Weimar« combines both: intensive language lessons with active practical use!

Language classes

In morning classes, you will deepen your listening and reading comprehension as well as your writing and speaking skills. With professional support and in small groups you can build and expand your vocabulary, your grammar, and your phonetic skills. One focus is on communicating in German: during the course you will have numerous opportunities to put your German language skills to practical use in different stimulating learning environments! In addition, throughout the whole course, you will learn insightful and interesting facts about Germany, its inhabitants and the German culture.

Project classes

Thanks to a great cooperation with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, the language lessons are complemented by exciting projects on site: You can visit the museums, houses, and institutions free of charge and test and expand your language skills in practical use in an inspiring setting. The Bauhaus Museum, Goethe House and much more await you - come along on this journey of discovery and deepen your cultural knowledge at the same time as you improve your language skills! Depending on your language level and your interests, you will also have the opportunity to explore Weimar's surrounding area, visit the neighboring cities and experience German culture first-hand on excursions. Your own wishes and suggestions are, of couse, always welcome in class!

Accompanying programme

After class as well you will have the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in the German language. Benefit from our varied activity programme and take advantage of the opportunity to directly use you new language skills:

  • practice your German in a relaxed atmosphere during gaming nights
  • get to know the German cuisine at the International Dinner
  • improve listening comprehension and gain new insights into German culture when watching German films at cinema mon ami
  • check out important cities of German history such as Berlin or Dessau
  • ...and much more - see for yourself: activities!

In addition to the German course, you can also attend one of the four crash courses. The crash courses take place on three afternoons. The list of the modules can be found here.





Our intensive German courses are designed for internationals from the age of 18 who seek an authentic experience and real immersion into the German culture and language. Our participants come from all over the worls! The average age is usually between 20 and 30 years, but all groups are very welcome regardless of age.

There are no language requiremets for participation. You can start your first German language course without any previous knowledge or you can perfect your existing German skills. Before course start, all participants take a placement test, according to the results of which the courses are put together.

Courses are offered on all levels, provided that there are enough participants who have the language skills required for the respective level.

The language levels are as follows:

 Level group

 Level group name


 Level name


 Basic User






 Independent User




 Upper Intermediate


 Proficient User






During registration, you will be asked to estimate your language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference.

The Language Centre of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar offers German language courses throughout the year. The intensive courses in August always are the cherry on top: Our courses are tought by committed and experienced teachers for German as a Foreign Language. They work hard to make every lesson lively, interactive and highly engaging!

In addition, each course will be accompanied by a so-called 'tutor': He or she is not in charge for professional language input, but provides organisational support. Our tutoring team will welcome you on the arrival days and accompany you to the excursions. Our tutors usually are students themselves and know Weimar and the university inside out. They will be your buddy and contact person during the entire four weeks and will help you with advice and support!

7.08. Arrival

8.08. Welcome and language test

From 9.08. daily from 09.00-15.00 hrs

The excursions take place at the weekends. 


After successful completion of the language course, you will receive a certificate of participation issued by the Bauhaus Summer School. 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 6 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the three-week course (approx. 100 teaching hours). In order to receive credit points, it is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons and to fulfil the required tasks. 

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 would like to receive a grade, you must discuss this with the teacher at the beginning of the course! The fulfilment of additional tasks may be necessary.

The course fee is 950 EURO.

750 EURO for students & alumni
500 EURO for Bauhaus-Universität students (Reduced price with the Bauhaus Career Navigator funding is 94 €)

 The course fee includes:

  • Orientation day
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card and a Welcome package
  • Daily Lunch at the University Cafeteria (Monday - Friday)
  • Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme
  • Excursions
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Welcome dinner/BBQ

Please note our terms and conditions (admission conditions, cancellation conditions etc.)

The course fee does not include:

  •     Travel expenses
  •     Accommodation
  •     Insurance
  •     Additional module(s) (190 €) 

1. Online Registration

Please register first in our system ► Registration
Please follow the instructions on the page.

2. Documents

Please submit until 15 June 2024 the following documents:.

3. Selection Process

All applicants will receive notification about the outcome of the selection process as soon as possible via e-mail. In case of a positive answer you will receive the invoice simultaneously which you will have to pay within 10 days. If applicants fail to do this, places will be given to others on the waiting list.

If you need a VISA, we recommend you to get informed now about the requirements and to make an appointment with the German embassy in your home country.

A maximum of 15 applicants will be selected for each course.

Reduced price for BUW students with Bauhaus Career Navigator funding

94 €

Apply by 1 June 


August 07 - August 31, 2024

Useful links

Rate your German language skills!
Language levels of the Common European Framework of Reference

Test your German language skills!

Learn more about German dialects!
In Weimar we speak Thuringian.
But we are able to speak standard German as well...

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