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Summer University On-Campus: July 3rd - 14th, 2023

3 ECTS credit points, max. 24 participants

Registration Deadline: June 5th, 2023

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Overview

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 and Syllabus

Goals

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.

Syllabus

A detailed syllabus with information on the schedule will be made available to registered participants.

You may find the syllabus useful when discussing with your home university whether the ECTS credits attainable for this course are accepted by them.

Please note this is a full-time, intensive course and participants will be expected to attend lectures (22 hours of class per week) and complete independent study Monday through Friday. Additional study may also be required on weekends. The activities of the cultural program are also shown in the syllabus.

Target Audience

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).

Aimed at learners with no prior knowledge of German.

Prerequisites

Participants of the TU Berlin Summer & & Winter University must meet the following requirements: (i) B2 level English, or equivalent and (ii) at least one year of university experience. Working professionals are also welcome to take part in the program.

It is recommended for students to bring their own laptop to fully participate in the course.

Lecturer(s)

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

Course fees

Course fees for German Language are as follows:

Student: 610 Euro

Working professional/Non-student: 732 Euro

The early bird discount is available for all participants until March 1st 2023.

Please note that students will be required to upload proof of their student status (student card/ enrollment information) during the registration process.

Summer University On-Campus: July 3rd - 14th, 2023

3 ECTS credit points

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