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The Department of Teaching German as a Foreign Language has successfully provided language courses to prepare students for studying at a university in Germany since 1991. Our institution is accredited by the German Rectors’ Conference and the subject association for the Teaching of German as a Foreign Language; and our certificate is recognised by all of Germany’s tertiary education institutions. In small, multicultural language classes (max. 20 participants), we prepare our course participants for studying in Germany, by teaching them grammar, vocabulary, oral and written communication skills based on scientific and current topics, as well as scientific methods required for studying.

We prepare students for the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) by providing them with courses at intermediate (1st semester) and advanced (2nd semester) levels with 5 hours of German lessons per day. Participants in the DSH courses also have the opportunity to take part in conversation and phonetics classes that have been developed especially to fit the needs of students from various linguistic areas.

Furthermore, the DSH course makes it possible for its participants to establish contact with their future department at the University of Greifswald.

We provide intensive language courses at various levels (A1, A2, B1 and specialised language course "Scientific work" (for level B2/C1)) for students on exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus) to help them prepare for studies. These courses commence two weeks prior to the start of lectures.

During the semester, exchange students, doctoral students, members of staff at the University of Greifswald and external participants can attend the general language classes for various levels of proficiency (A2, B1 and C1), as well as the specialised language course ‘Academic Writing’ with 2 to 4 hours per week. Whilst studying at the University of Greifswald, all of the students on exchange programmes are accompanied by tutors who help with the completion of forms and draw the students’ attention to student events and activities.

We work together closely with the Department of German as a Foreign Language and offer supervised internships for students studying German as a Foreign Language. Our regular meetings to discuss conventional and new teaching methods enable us to provide varied German language classes that meet the needs of our course participants.