Intercultural German Language Courses
For students, international academics and everyone who would like to learn the German language, the IIK Bayreuth offers intensive German courses throughout the year in co-operation with Bayreuth University.
The intercultural intensive language and communication courses include practical language teaching sessions as well as topical teaching units relating to regional studies. This relates to the political and social system of Germany as well as every-day life in Germany.
Basic, Medium and Upper
- Learning Goal:
The goal of our intensive language courses is to enable the students to express themselves appropriately in the foreign language; this entails grammatical correctness as well as cultural sensitivity.
- Course Size:
Teaching is in small groups ranging from 8 to 15 students.
If the minimum number of course attendees is not fulfilled, the teaching will be more intensive and the course period shortened accordingly.
- Teaching Period:
October to July, always Mondays through Fridays between 9.00 am-12.30 pm. Lesson duration: 45 minutes.
If you are interested, we can also provide evening courses and one-to-one lessons. Please send us an email!
- Beginning of the Course:
Course entry is possible to the beginning of each course period (see application form); beginners' courses start several times per year.
Just fill in the registration form (see column right) and send it to us via email.
- Course Fees:
The course fees are monthly, payable at the beginning of each month. Click here for the course fees.
Additionally, there is a one-off registration fee of 50 or 100 €.
- Course Location:
The courses are held in the rooms of the IIK (Jahnstraße 8, 3rd floor, near "Markt").
- Change of Course:
A change of course is possible after the first course session or at the beginning of the month in agreement with the course teacher.
If you are interested, please register at the IIK.
We recommend each student to do an assessment test in order to choose the most appropriate course level.
Our teachers are German native speakers with an academic degree and additional qualification in the field German as a Foreign Language. They regularly participate in further training to be up-to-date with regard to methodology and teaching materials.
Courses to Prepare for the DSH / TestDaF Exams
Training and strategies for the language exams TestDaF and DSH for university admission are available. The students receive an intense preparation for the DSH and studying at the University of Bayreuth:
- Listening comprehension
- Reading comprehension
- Text production
- Academic language structures and working methods, such as reading and reading strategies, taking excerpts, paraphrasing and summarising.
- Mock exams
The DSH and TestDaF are exams for Upper Level German. Taking these exams is only suitable for students of levels B2 or C1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Summer University for Intercultural German Studies
- For everyone who would like to improve his/her German language skills and learn more about Germany's culture, the country, and its people, the Bayreuth Summer University for Intercultural German Studies takes place each year in August and September.