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Summer University Term 2b: July 8th - July 19th, 2019


Course price: 610 Euros

16 hours of class a week, 2 ECTS, max. 20 participants


Although Berlin is an international city, you will find it much easier to understand your surroundings and enjoy the city if you have acquired some basics in German. German is still an important language for business, science, and the arts, and is the most widely spoken language in Europe - plus, it's easy to learn for English-speaking students.

Our German language course addresses the needs of beginners. The content of the course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1.1 (beginners with no prior knowledge).

Learning Goals & Syllabus


Competencies in German equivalent to the competencies level A1.1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. These are for example:

  • Successful students will understand and use very simple, familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases. They learn to introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where somebody lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Students will learn to read very simple sentences and to understand very basic phrases, numbers or the ABC. They get an insight into the difference between formal and informal speech.
  • Students will learn to use simple phrases and sentences to describe where they live, what they are studying and some more basic personal facts.
  • Students will learn to write short, simple texts about basic personal facts.
  • Students will get an introduction into German grammar, esp. into present conjugation of regular and irregular verbs, basic rules of article use and grammatical gender in German, basic rules of plural formation in German. Students will also be introduced into the some fundamental rules of German pronunciation and orthography.


The syllabus for Start German is here: Start German 2019 Syllabus

The "Berlin/Culture" time slots are reserved for the cultural activities included in the tuition fee, as well as for the additional tours and trips that we offer. These activities are of course completely optional, should you want to use the time to explore the city by yourself, catch up on homework, or relax.


The course will be taught by experienced lectures from the language institute of TU Berlin ZEMS.

Please direct questions about the course to the TU Berlin Summer University Team at: . We will answer your questions and direct specific queries regarding course content to the course lecturers where necessary.


Registration for Term 2 is now closed. Check out our program for Term 4 or Winter 2020!

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Check out our Brochure and Poster for Summer 2018! 


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