Evening courses for Academics

We offer German courses for fast learners, academics and employees of the University of Mannheim and other universities.

On this page you will find further information about the courses and can register for the next course online!

For the new dates for the autumn/winter semester 2024, please scroll down.

Important Information

Which CEFR levels are taught?

Our evening courses for academics are offered in the following course levels:

  • A1: Beginner
  • A2: Advanced
  • B1: Advanced
  • B2: Advanced
  • C1: Advanced

Further levels (minimum number of participants: 5) upon request

What are the course contents and objectives of the different levels?

Language Level A1

Objectives: Participants can deal with simple, everyday situations, e.g. introducing themselves, asking for information, reporting about studies, career, interests or family. In order to achieve these goals, basic vocabulary and basic grammatical knowledge of the German language are taught.

Language Level A2.1

Objectives: Participants can report about their everyday life, ask for information and talk to others about tasks or plans. Participants can understand simple texts (listening and reading texts). In order to achieve these goals, the basic vocabulary and grammatical knowledge of the German language already learned at level A1 is expanded.

Language Level A2.2

Objectives: Participants can talk about interests, experiences, wishes etc. and express their opinions. Participants can understand simple texts (listening and reading texts) and express their opinion. In order to achieve these goals, the basic vocabulary and basic grammatical knowledge of the German language already learned at levels A1 and A2.1 is expanded.

Language Level B1

Objectives: Participants can talk and discuss everyday topics and understand simple texts on current affairs (listening and reading texts), summarise them and express their opinions. Participants can write structured texts. In order to achieve these goals, the basic vocabulary is expanded and more complex grammatical structures are introduced.

Language Level B2

Objectives: Participants can speak and discuss more complex topics in a coherent way and understand more complex listening and reading texts (e.g. from the media). The participants can write structured, argumentatively convincing texts and give lectures. In order to achieve these goals, vocabulary on important topics beyond the basic vocabulary is developed and complex grammatical structures, especially those found in scientific language, are introduced.

Language level C1 – C2 (proficient language skills)

Learning objectives: Participants will be able to understand demanding texts on a wide range of topics and to express themselves spontaneously, fluently and clearly structured on complex issues. Participants will be able to cope with situations they encounter in their studies or work.

Summer intermediate course

We offer an intermediate summer course from June to September. This is aimed at both participants of the courses in the fall/winter semester and new interested participants.

Date: Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, September 04, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: June 1, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42405 WIS A2/B1

Course price: € 450,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, September 04, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: June 1, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42405 WIS B1/B2

Course price: € 450,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, September 04, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: June 1, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42405 WIS B2/C1

Course price: € 450,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Course Dates autumn/winter semester 2024

We offer all levels from A1 – C1 in face-to-face courses or online via Zoom.
The courses take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 18:00 – 20:45.

Date: Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 09, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: September 2, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42408 WIS A1 face-to-face

Course number online: 42408 WIS A1 Online

Course price: € 540,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 09, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: September 2, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42408 WIS A2 face-to-face

Course number online: 42408 WIS A2 Online

Course price: € 540,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 09, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: September 2, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42408 WIS B1 face-to-face

Course number online: 42408 WIS B1 Online

Course price: € 540,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 09, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: September 2, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42408 WIS B2 face-to-face

Course number online: 42408 WIS B2 Online

Course price: € 540,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

Date: Monday, September 16 – Monday, December 09, 2024

Course time: Monday + Wednesday 18:00 – 20:30

Registration deadline: September 2, 2024

Course number classroom course: 42408 WIS C1 face-to-face

Course number online: 42408 WIS C1 Online

Course price: € 540,00

Teaching units: 75 units

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants /TN) // we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons if the number of participants is lower.

How to Register:

Please note: Please indicate the correct course number and your name on the application and bank transfer!

Contact us if you have any questions: Write an E-Mail to DaF

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