German Language for Beginners

Our language course combines intensive German language classes with a taste of the unique culture and history of Berlin and Germany. It places special focus on communication and pronunciation, featuring a series of fun, interactive activities such as tongue twisters.

  • Date: 30 June – 20 July 2024
  • Course content:
    The interactive classes cover general language skills, core grammatical structures, basic vocabulary, and knowledge about German culture and life.
  • The course programme also includes:
    Cultural excursions
    German Culture & Society: Intercultural Perspectives module
  • Course language: German 
  • Target group: Students aged 18 years and above of all disciplines with no prior knowledge of German
  • Number of participants: approx. 20-25
  • Registration deadline: 1 April, 2024
    March 15, 2024 for nominated students from partner universities

Application starts 31 January 2024!


  • Student hostels with shared rooms and breakfast (former may be subject to change).
  • Arrival 30 June, 2024 (move in to accommodation), departure 20 July, 2024 (move out of accommodation)
  • On weekdays a reasonably-priced lunch can be purchased in the student cafeteria.
  • Dinner can be purchased at various locations within the city for between 4-8 Euros.

Culture and Leisure Time Programme

The International Office team offers participants a wide variety of optional cultural and social events in Berlin and the surrounding area about twice a week. This may include visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites (e.g. the Museum Island in Berlin and castles and gardens in Potsdam), the Berlin Wall Museum and Holocaust Museum, or other leisure activities such as beach volleyball, a boat tour and a trip to a beer garden.


70 contact hours

  • 60 contact hours business course incl. academic support program
  • 10 contact hours German Culture & Society

6 ECTS credits
One class hour is 45 minutes in length