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What do we offer?

  • German Intensive Courses from A1 to C1
  • DSH exam and preparation courses
  • telc exam and perparation courses (starting 2023)
  • International Summer and Winter Academy with supporting programme
  • Special programs for exchange groups and individual learners

What are the benefits?

  • Lessons in classes of maximum 17 participants
  • Targeted preparation for studies, secondary education or career
  • Competent, personal advice from our dedicated team

What is CERF?

CEFR is an anagram for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and defines levels of language skills in the areas of communicative competence, active and receptive skills. According to CEFR the different levels of our German courses are subdivided.

What are the levels of CEFR?

Levels for languages according to CEFR

A1 – Beginner

Understands and uses simple sentences. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives and things he/she has. Can communicate in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Basic knowledge

Can communicate in routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters. Can describe in simple terms his/her own background and education and things related to immediate needs.

B1 – Advanced language use

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can deal with most situations encountered when travelling in the language area. Can talk about experiences and events, describe hopes and ambitions, give short explanations or justifications.

B2 – Independent use of language

Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain. Can express him/herself clearly and in detail on a wide range of subjects, explain a point of view and indicate the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

C1 – Proficient language skills

Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously. Can use the language effectively and flexibly in social and professional life. Can express him/herself clearly, appropriately and in a structured way on complex subjects and issues, making appropriate use of various means of linking text.

How much does a course cost?

  • 645,00€
  • Preparatory courses and other programs vary – please contact us if you have any questions.

How long does a course take?

  • 20-23 course days (approx. 4 weeks)
  • Lessons are from Monday – Friday 8:30 to 11:45
  • One course day consists of four teaching units (one teaching unit is 45 minutes)
  • Special programs and preparatory courses vary

Do you rent out apartments?

  • Unfortunately, we cannot offer accommodation for the intensive courses.
  • You can find further information on finding accommodation here.

Do I get a student discount? (Public Transport, Cinema, etc.)

  • No, unfortunately you are not an official student of the University of Mannheim, only a language student.
  • For train or bus tickets, we issue registration confirmations, some of which entitle you to a discount.