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Intensive German Course Before Starting the Semester

Taught in an activity-oriented and interactive fashion in multi-national groups of max. 18 persons, our online intensive A1.1 to B2.2 German courses introduce their participants to the German language and culture in a very short time. Taking this course gives you the opportunity to complete a partial stage of your language acquisition (e.g. A1.1) before starting your studies. This will facilitate your linguistic and cultural acclimatization in Germany and help your integration in the German university system, freeing you up to concentrate on your studies during the semester.

General Information

Information on the contents of the courses, their duration and teaching location, the registration procedure and how to choose your course level is provided below.

Information and Registration

  • Target group: international students (Erasmus, Global Exchange Program, degree seeking) and doctoral students enrolled at the University of Bonn, visiting academics, postdocs and members of the university staff. 
  • Uni-ID is helpful
  • Format: Online teaching with 4 course units teaching per day
  • Group size: max. 18 Persons
  • Requirements for passing the course: regular attendance (max. 2 missed classes), active class participation and a presentation or written project report.
  • ECTS/ certificate:
    • Participants meeting all the course requirements will receive a graded certificate (for Erasmus-students with 4 ECTS).
    • Regular attendants who have not completed all the course requirements will receive ungraded confirmation of attendance.

Course fee: € 250

Erasmus students: € 200 (co-financed from Erasmus funds)

  • Course duration:
    • 3.5 weeks
    • September 08, 2021 (start date) to September 30, 2021
    • Teaching days:
      • Week 1 (September 09 and 10): Thursday to Friday
      • Week 2 to 4 (September 13 to 30): Monday to Thursday, no lessons on Friday
  • Course times: 09:00 am - 12:15 pm (incl. 15-minute break)
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Total number of course units: 56 course units

Your German language skills will be tested via the OnSet placement test. The German as a Foreign Language Section will send a TAN for the OnSet placement test after you have transferred the course fee. The result of the placement test will be sent automatically - the score is important for the registration! You will be assigned to a course level based on your test score. Alternatively, you can register for the appropriate level online.

Your placement in accordance with your score:

  • 0 - 30 = A1.1
  • 31 - 51 = A1.2
  • 52 - 65 = A2.1
  • 66 - 79 = A2.2
  • 80 - 95 = B1.1
  • 96 - 111 = B1.2
  • 112 - 125 = B2.1
  • 126 - 140 = B2.2
  • 141 - 160 = C1433

A description of the various ability levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF) is provided here: www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de121111123435443

Registration is no longer possible, the courses are already fully booked! The next registration is possible from January 2022.

Registration is performed via the International Office (by email) or online with your student ID number www.pro-integration.de2232321

  • Please note! Places are awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis. A waiting list will be set up for courses which are full.
  • You will receive email confirmation of your registration.
  • After registration, you will receive a further email asking you to make the payment.

Language Learning Support

We provide help and advice to students seeking to work independently to learn German. Working together, we draw up tailor-made learning strategies. Contact us if you have questions about your language level or need help choosing a course.

Contact

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Sonja Hammer

German language courses and language examinations

2.005

Poppelsdorfer Allee 102

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-7708

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Lisa-Sophie Heidchen

International Students

1.001

Poppelsdorfer Allee 53

53115 Bonn (Germany)

+49 228 73-3260

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