Attention: Covid-19 Information!
Attention: Important information about the current situation!
Due to the current situation we have changed our course offer and offer ALL courses as online courses.
The online courses are offered with Zoom, for this participants need a laptop or a PC with internet connection, camera, microphone and speakers.
You will have regular live classes via Zoom meeting.
Participation using only a cell phone is not recommended.
Live meetings will take place during the usual class times of 8:30am – 11:45am, unless otherwise arranged.
German Intensive Courses
Are you interested in studying in Germany, but have not enough knowledge of the German language? To do so, you will need excellent German skills.
Our German Intensice 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 will give you a successful start to your studies!
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
Well trained and motivated teachers
Friendly and stress-free learning atmosphere
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.
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What are the course contents and objectives at the different levels?
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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:
- You have missed no more than three (3) course days.
- You have attended the course regularly and with commitment.
- You have passed the final test.
- You have paid the course fee in full.
If at least one of the above requirements is not met, no certificate can be issued.
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.
This certificate is the key to the next language levels and possible preparatory courses (e.g. DSH or TestDaF). If necessary, you can also use the certificate to apply for apprenticeships or study places (depending on the respective admission restrictions).
If a participant is not present on the day the certificate is issued, it is possible to pick up the certificate at the DaF office (L 9, 7 room 101). The certificate is included in the course fee. If a reprint of the certificate is required, it costs 20,00€ plus shipping costs.
Where do I transfer the course fee to?
Please transfer the course fee to the following account:
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|Name of the Bank||Baden-Württembergische Bank|
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|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 either in cash or by card when registering at the office, but no later than the registration deadline five working days before the course begins. This also applies to online registrations which are paid by bank transfer. Only after payment of the entire course fee, the registration is completed.
Course Dates 2021
Date: 25.05. – 25.06.2021
Registration Deadline: Monday, 10.05.2021
Course Number: 42106-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 28.06. – 28.07.2021
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 19.06.2021
Course Number: 42107-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 29.07. – 30.08.2021
Registration Deadline: Monday, 19.07.2021
Course Number: 42108-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 01.09. – 01.10.2021
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 17.08.2021
Course Number: 42109-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 04.10. – 04.11.2021
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, 21.09.2021
Course Number: 42110-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 08.11. – 08.12.2021
Registration Deadline: Monday, 25.10.2021
Course Number: 42111-
Course Fee: 575€
Date: 09.12. – 22.12.2021
Course Number: 42112-Grammar
Course Fee: 295€ (Online 275€)
- Online via the Online Form.
- Register personally in our office. There, you’ll have to pay the deposit (300€) in cash (Monday – Thursday) or by card.
- Of course you can also pay the complete course fee (595€/575€ Online Course) at the day of registration.
- the complete course fee must be paid at the latest by the registration deadline one week before the course starts. Otherwise the registration is not binding.
Please note: Please indicate the correct course number and name on your application and bank transfer!
Contact us if you have any questions: Write an E-Mail to DaF