German Language Course (DaF) - A2.2

A Doctorate plusBIGS workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center 

This competence-based and action-oriented language course is aimed at doctoral students who want to cope with everyday life in Germany and, in particular, want to become competent in academic and work situations. Participants will attain the level A2.2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

The course is co-financed by STIBET-funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Online Workshop

Thursdays, from 3:30 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.

Starting from October 12, 2023, ending February 1, 2024

In addition, e-learning “vocabulary-package“ for self-learning totaling 20 hours

Please register your interest in this workshop by September 3, 2023.


Miri Shalini Stoll





Target Group

Doctoral students from the Bonn International Graduate Schools (BIGS)


This course is not offered within a track


Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate confirming their attendance at the end of the semester. Missing two lessons and one e-learning session will be excused.

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Key skills
Development of social and intercultural communicative competence in German, strengthening of learner autonomy and media competence.

Course book
The course book Das Leben A2.2 is used:

Das Leben - Kurs- und Übungsbuch - A2: Teilband 2 | Cornelsen (print and digital edition in one)

Your German language skills will be tested via the onSET online language placement test.
The German as a Foreign Language Section will send a TAN upon request for the placement test. The result of the placement test will be sent automatically. Based on this score, we will register you for the appropriate course.


Participants will attain the level A1.2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and upon completion of the course will be able to:

  • Talk with German speakers, and network with German-speaking colleagues on familiar topics
  • Understand slow, frequently used expressions in areas such as shopping, family and
  • Write about matters of immediate need in simple terms and basic descriptions of family and friends
  • Read short, simple texts containing high frequency vocabulary and shared international expressions


If you need childcare during the event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn at least two weeks in advance. 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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