Online German Language Courses

January 11 - April 30, 2021

Learn German for your future – anytime and anywhere with TU Darmstadt’s Language Resource Center! This online language course is designed especially for STEM-students of levels Beginner to Pre-Intermediate who want to improve their prospective careers with a German language course. Here you will learn basic German communication skills through the lens of the academic world.

German Language Courses – STEM

Online-Blended-Learning
January 11 – April 30, 2021

Application Deadline: December 18, 2020

Courses

We are offering language courses from beginner to pre-intermediate level*. See below to find descriptions on each level. For further information see our flyer.

*If the number of participants per level is low, we reserve the right to cancel or, if possible, merge course levels.

Learn German for your future – anytime and anywhere! This online language course is designed especially for STEM-students who want to improve their prospective careers with a German language course. Here you will learn basic German communication skills through the lens of the academic world. You will practice essential communication situations you would encounter in a study abroad situation such as: asking questions effectively in the lecture, talking with fellow students about assignments as well as engaging in basic small-talk with others. You will reflect on how the academic setting at a German university is similar or may differ from your home academic setting. By the end of this course, you should be able to engage in basic communication situations. For students considering a semester abroad in Germany, this course may be interesting as well.

Contact Hours: 16 weeks, 90 minutes per week online synchronous instruction, plus asynchronous activities via LMS (Moodle)

Live Session: Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am (CET) or 2:30 – 4:00 pm (CET)

Course grade: The course grade is based on weekly homework assignments, short oral presentations during the online classes, and a final exam.

You already have a basic knowledge of German and are considering a semester abroad at a German university? Then this course is exactly for you! You will increase your knowledge of German academic life and be able to communicate with German students on a basic level on topics having to do with everyday life at a German university. On a formal level, you will learn how to write basic formal e-mails to professors and develop and practice important strategies for understanding academic texts. If you are considering a semester abroad, this course would be an excellent way for you to begin preparation.

Contact Hours: 16 weeks, 90 minutes per week online synchronous instruction, plus asynchronous activities via LMS (Moodle)

Live Session: Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:30 am (CET) or 2:30 – 4:00 pm (CET)

Course grade: The course grade is based on weekly homework assignments, short oral presentations during the online classes, and a final exam.

This pre-intermediate language course is designed to strengthen students’ German speaking, writing and listening skills in an academic setting. Our thematic focus lies with mathematics, as this serves as a springboard for communication in all engineering and natural science fields. Coursebook exercises will be supplemented with authentic texts and video recordings from in-house lectures and tutorials.

By the end of the course, you should be able to communicate more effectively in an academic setting, with professors as well as with fellow students. You will be able to convey information and ideas on abstract as well as concrete topics, check information and ask about or explain problems with reasonable precision. You will be able to reasonably fluently sustain a straightforward description of one of a variety of subjects of personal interest, presenting it as a linear sequence of points.

Contact hours: 16 weeks, 90 minutes of online synchronous instruction, accompanied by asynchronous assignments on our LMS (Moodle).

Live Session: [Day of the week t.b.c.] 8:00 – 9:30 am (CET) or 2:30 – 4:00 pm (CET)

Course grade: The course grade is based on weekly homework assignments, short oral presentations during the online classes, and a final exam.

Send us the following documents as one single PDF document to the email address below:

  • Certificate of Enrolment (Home Institution)
  • Copy of your Passport (ID Card)
  • Transcript of Records
  • Short Letter of Motivation
  • German Language certificate*

We are looking forward to your application!

*if you do not yet have a certificate, tell us your level of German and hours of classes.

The course grade is based on weekly homework assignments, short oral presentations in class, and a final exam.

Students can earn 6 ECTS (3 US/Canadian Credits)* worth of academic credit for the entire online German language course. To make sure the credits will be accepted by your home institution we kindly advise you to get in touch with your home institution faculty in advance.

* 1 ECTS (0.5 US/Canadian credit points) = approx. 25-30 hours of academic work

This programme is especially designed for students from our partner institutions.

Total Fee: € 600
The total fee covers:

• language courses, course materials, online workshops, intercultural practice

It is possible to obtain a (partial) scholarship for students from TU Darmstadt’s partner institutions. Please consult us directly via email.

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