German Intensive Courses

All our courses start monthly at all levels from A1.1 to C1.

All intensive courses are face-to-face courses.

We also offer intensive online courses from 25.6.2024. We start with A1.1, followed by subsequent courses (A1.2; A2.1; A2.2 etc.).

Are you interested in studying in Germany, and would like to improve your knowledge of the German language?

Our German intensive course will help you to achieve your goals!

Before you start your career at a German university, you will have to pass either the DSH or TestDaF Language test. This is the first step to study in Germany.

Our intensive courses are also suitable for fast learners who want to work and live in Germany.

You can find all important information about our courses on this page or here: German Intensive Courses

What we offer at a glance!

Monthly entry opportunity

Pleasant class sizes (min 7, max. 17 participants)

Well trained and motivated teachers

Friendly and stress-free learning atmosphere

Important Information

How does the course system work?

In our intensive courses the areas of text editing, listening comprehension, grammar, text production and oral communication are trained. The courses are made up of modules that build on each other. The levels and course divisions are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Each course level lasts 4 weeks and consists of 90 teaching units.

Level    Course    Duration    Teaching Units (TU)
A1 A1.1+A1.2     8 weeks 180
A2    A2,1    4 Weeks    90
   A2,2    4 Weeks    90
B1    B1,1    4 Weeks    90
   B1,2    4 Weeks    90
B2    B2,1    4 Weeks    90
   B2,2    4 Weeks    90
C1    C1    4 Weeks    90

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

A1

Objectives: understanding and using simple sentences; being able to introduce yourself and ask and answer personal questions.

Grammar: w-questions, yes/no questions, definite/indefinite/negative articles, adjectives, personal pronouns; present tense conjugation, imperative, modal verbs, numbers, accusative and dative verbs, place and time, possessive articles, separable and inseparable verbs, alternate prefixes, perfect, participle II.

A2

Objectives: being able to communicate in routine situations involving a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters (e.g. describing one’s background and education, immediate environment and matters relating to immediate needs).

Grammar: past tense, subordinate clauses (weil, obwohl, wenn, dass), advice with “sollt-” comparative and superlative; adjective declination in the nominative, dative, accusative, questions with “Was für ein…” and “Welch-“, relative clauses, future tense I, final clause with “um…zu”, infinitive with “zu”.

B1

Objectives: being able to cope with simple situations, reporting about experiences and events, describing dreams, hopes and goals, giving short explanations.

Grammar: past tense, past perfect, passive state, subordinate clauses (als, wenn, nachdem), subjunctive II, subordinate clauses (damit, ohne…zu + Infinitiv, da, statt…zu + Infinitiv, so dass, so…, dass, seit, bis, während, bevor), direct and indirect interrogative clauses, personal pronouns, reflexive verbs, reflexive pronouns, relative clauses, n-declination.

B2

Objectives: being able to communicate spontaneously and fluently so that a normal conversation with native speakers is possible without much effort on either side; being able to express yourself clearly on a wide range of subjects and explain a point of view.

Grammar: causal, consecutive, and conditional sentences; conjunctive I and II; connectors and prepositions; adjective declension; procedural passive; nominalization; genitive.

C1

Objectives: being able to express yourself spontaneously and fluently; being able to use the language effectively and flexibly in social and professional life or in training or studies, to express oneself clearly, appropriately and in a structured way on complex subjects and issues. Rarely make mistakes and are generally able to correct themselves.

Grammar: participatory sentences, subjective modal verbs, passive misalignment, nominalization.

What is the duration of one course?

The intensive German courses usually last about 4 weeks and consist of a total of 90 teaching units (4 units/day).

When do the courses take place?

The courses usually take place on Mondays-Fridays from 8.30-11.45 a.m., with a few exceptions in the afternoon.

Where are the courses held?

The courses take place on the premises of the University of Mannheim and are located in the immediate vicinity of Mannheim Castle and Mannheim Central Station.

You can find an overview of the premises in our campus mapCampusplan. (PDF for download)

Can I start any month?

Yes, our courses start every month.

Registration is always possible until the respective registration deadline of the course. You will find this below with the course dates.

What is included in the course price?

The course price includes:

  • course book (not in online courses)
  • Copies and teaching material
  • Registration confirmation (upon request)

Do I get a certificate?

At the end of each successfully completed intensive course, participants receive a graded certificate from us.

 

Here are the conditions:

  1. You have missed no more than three (3) course days.
  2. You have attended the course regularly and with commitment.
  3. You have passed the final test.

If at least one of the above requirements is not met, no certificate can be issued. The class should be repeated, moving on to the next level is not possible.

The course has been passed if at least the grade 4.0 (“sufficient”) has been achieved in the three sub-areas of text production and oral communication, reading comprehension and listening comprehension as well as grammar and vocabulary. The grades are based on a final test, homework, cooperation in class and possible small intermediate tests or – depending on the level – short presentations.

In course levels A 1.1 – A 2.1, an overall grade is calculated from all grades for the certificate.

 

How can I pay the course fee?

The easiest way to pay is directly online via our Payment Portal.

Or you transfer the course fee to the following account:

Account Holder   Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH
Name of the Bank   Baden-Württembergische Bank
Kto.Nr/ IBAN   DE19600501010001192814
BIC – SwiftCode   SOLADEST600
Purpose   Course Number + Family Name + First Name of the Participant

When do I have to pay the course fee?

The entire course fee must be paid directly after your registration. Your registration is only valid after we have received the payment of your course fee.

Course Dates 2024

 

Please also note our new offers:


  • Offer A1.1 for € 499
    From now on the A1.1 course with 90 lessons costs only 499 €. This applies to both the classroom course and the online course!


  • telc exam  B1 or B2
    For more information please click here.

Face-to-face courses

Date: Tue, 21.05.2024 – Fri, 21.06.2024

Registration Deadline: Mon, 06.05.2024

Course Number: 42405-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Tue, 25.06.2023 – Thu, 25.07.2024

Registration Deadline: Tue, 11.06.2024

Course Number: 42406-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

The courses in August are part of the International Summer Academy.
For information and registration please click here.

Date: 05.08.2024 – 30.08.2024

Registration Deadline: 15.06.2024

Course Fee: 685€

Teaching units*: 100

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 09.09.2024 – Wed, 02.10.2024

Registration Deadline: Mon, 26.08.2024

Course Number: 42408

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 14.10.2024 – Thu, 07.11.2024

Registration Deadline: Mon, 30.09.2024

Course Number: 42409-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 18.11.2024 – Wed, 11.12.2023

Registration Deadline: Mon, 04.11.2024

Course Number: 42410-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Online courses

Date: Tue, 25.06.2023 – Thu, 25.07.2024

Registration Deadline: Tue, 11.06.2024

Course Number: 42406- online A1.1

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: 05.08.2024 – 28.08.2024

Registration Deadline: 15.06.2024

Course Number: 42407- online

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 09.09.2024 – Wed, 02.10.2024

Registration Deadline: Mon, 26.08.2024

Course Number: 42408 – online

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 14.10.2024 – Thu, 07.11.2024

Registration Deadline: Mon, 30.09.2024

Course Number: 42409-online

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 18.11.2024 – Wed, 11.12.2023

Registration Deadline: Mon, 04.11.2024

Course Number: 42410-online

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Course Dates 2025

The courses in January are part of the International Winter Academy.
For information and registration please click here.

Date: Mon, 13.01.2025 – Fri, 07.02.2025

Registration Deadline: Freitag, 13.12.2024

Course Number: 42501-

Course Fee: 685€

Teaching units*: 100

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 17.02.2025 – Wed, 12.03.2025

Registration Deadline: Mon, 03.o2.2025

Course Number: 42502-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 24.03.2025 – Wed, 16.04.2025

Registration Deadline: Mon, 10.03.2025

Course Number: 42503-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 28.04.2025 – Thur, 22.05.2025

Registration Deadline: Mon, 14.04.2025

Course Number: 42504-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 02.06.2025 – Fri, 27.06.2025

Registration Deadline: Mon,15.06.2024

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Date: Mon, 07.07.2025 – Wed, 30.07.2025

Registration Deadline: Mon, 23.06.2025

Course Number: 42506-

Course Fee: 645€

Teaching units*: 90

*Class size: minimum 7, maximum 17 participants (TN)// we reserve the right to reduce the number of lessons for smaller numbers of participants.

Registration

The complete course fee must be paid directly after your registration. Otherwise the registration is not binding.

Please note: Please indicate the correct course number and your name on the registration form!

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