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Course Program - German as a Foreign Language

The courses offered in German as a Foreign Language are open to all affiliates of Philipps-Universität. They predominantly consist of in-sessional classes with one or two sessions per week, covering the levels from A1 to C1. Shortly before the start of each semester, we run intensive pre-session classes for newly arriving international students. Classes preparing for language exams that are needed for the application at a German university like Testdaf or DSH are NOT offered by the Language Center. If you are interested in the DSH, please contact the Studienkolleg Mittelhessen.

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Summer semester 2023

Here you find the courses of the summer semester sorted by course level. Please read the course description with the information about the textbook and the rules for ECTS credits. Underneath each course description, you find the information about time and location of the courses. Still missing information about locations will be added before the beginning of the course. Please check the details for possible updates shortly before registering for a course and shortly before the course starts.

Please note: The password registration, 31 March (9 a.m.) – 4 April (9 a.m.), is only for course continuers of the wintersemester 2022/2023 and of the intensive courses in March 2023. The regular registration will start on Wednesday, 12 April at 6:00 p.m.

The program of wintersemester 2022/ 2023 is still available in our course archive.

Pre-Sessional Intensive Courses

Shortly before the start of the summer semester and the winter semester the Language Center offers pre-sessional intensive classes in German for "new" exchange students and MA-students. 
Dates for upcoming courses: 

Before the summer semester 2023:  7 March - 31 March 2023
Before the winter semester 2023/24: 11 September - 6 October 2023

Important: Registrations for the course are binding and governed by the Language Center’s terms and conditions, in particular the withdrawal terms stated therein (para. 7-9). For the regulations for obtaining ECTS points, please see General Information about Courses.