German Courses - Summer Semester 2020

Our German courses for the summer semester begin, unless otherwise indicated, as of April 20, 2020.

Please note: International students are welcome to join our German courses and workshops. All courses and workshops found on the English page are suitable for students with little to no knowledge of German (levels A1-A2). Courses for which more knowledge of German is required can be found on our German page.

How to register for a German course

Binding Registration: If you would like to take a German course, please register from April 14 to 30 on the RELAX platform. 

Please come to the first day of class and decide if the course is right for you. If you register for the course but don’t show up on the first day of the course without letting us know, we will give your spot in the class to someone else and you might have no place in the course.

Please note our "80% Rule": If you want to take the examination at the end of the semester and want to receive a grade and credits, you have to attend our courses and workshops not less than 80 % without good reason.

External participants are only permitted when empty spots are available and arrangements have been made.

Contact: Karin.Bukenberger@dont-want-spam.Reutlingen-University.DE, building 3, room 216

General courses

German for Beginners (A1.1)

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students with no previous knowledge of the German language. Through simple communicative situations, the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing as well as basic grammar will be learned. The main focus of this course will be on communicative situations important at the university as well as in daily life. Additionally, intercultural competence and country specific information will be taught as well. Course content is oriented around the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

4 ECTS-Credits after regular attendance (minimum 80 %) and a test at the end of the semester. 

Teacher: Josefin Kohle-Hempel
Time: Monday, 1:45-5:00 pm,
Place: 20-021 (starting April 20)
CEFR level: A1.1                                                     

Binding registration via RELAX between April 14 and 30, 2020.

Please note: If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

German for Beginners (A1.2)

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students with very minimal knowledge of the German language. The skills of listening, reading, writing, speaking, and basic grammar will be taught though the use of simple communicative situations. The main focus of this course are communicative situations important at the university and in everyday life. 

4 ECTS-Credits after regular attendance (minimum 80 %) and a test at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Carla Ender
Time: Wednesday, 1:45 am-5:00 pm (starting April 22)
Place: 9-107
CEFR level: A1.2                                     

Binding registration via RELAX between April 14 and 30, 2020.

Please note: 
If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

German Niveau A2

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students who already have a basic knowledge of German (you have completed level A1). In this course, students will extend and consolidate their skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing, as well as their knowledge of grammar. The course will focus on communicative situations relevant both at the university and in daily life.

4 ECTS-Credits after regular attendance (minimum 80 %) and a test at the end of the semester. 

Teacher: Verena Keller-Demack
Time: Tuesday, 9:45 am-1:00 pm (starting April 21)
Place: 20-024
CEFR level: A2

Binding registration via RELAX between April 14 and 30, 2020.

Please note: If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

Theatre Course for international and German students (A1-C2)

The Theatre Course for international and German students is a creative German language course at the Hochschule Reutlingen designed for students of all language levels. The course is also open to German native speakers who like to play theatre.

Acting is one of the most fun and effective ways not only to learn a new language but also to experience it in all its many nuances and subtleties, all the while becoming less shy in previously unfamiliar linguistic territory. Learning in this course happens on many levels and involves all the senses. Acting on stage leads to more in-depth engagement with texts, improves pronunciation, betters social skills and increases the self-confidence of students.

We will embark on a literary journey through the history of southern Germany and Europe more broadly, weaving fairy tales and legends together in the form of an entertaining story that will then be performed at the conclusion of the course. Language of instruction: German (English if necessary)

4 ECTS-Credits after regular attendance and participation, developing a character’s biography and participation in organizing the performance (after arrangement).

Please note: This course cannot take place during the summer semester due to the corona pandemic.

Teacher: Nena Keller-Demack
Time: Monday, 7:00-9:30 pm, additional dates apon agreement during the course
Place: 20-018
CEFR level: A1-C2

Binding registration via RELAX.

Please note: If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

Courses for special groups

German for IB students (Level A1/A2)

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students from the degree programme "International Business" (IB) with little to no knowledge of the German language. Students will learn the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing through simple communicative situations. The main focus of this course is to introduce students to simple communicative situations important at the university and in everyday life. Topics on geography and intercultural competence will also be taught. This course is oriented around the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).

4 ECTS-Credits are awarded after regular attendance (minimum 80 %) and a test at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Dr. Karen Diehl
Time: Monday, 3:30-6:45 pm (starting February 10)
Place: 9-107
CEFR level: A1/A2

Binding registration via RELAX between March 2 and April 30, 2020.

Please note: If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

German for IB students (Level B1/B2)

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students from the degree programme "International Business" (IB) with little to no knowledge of the German language. Students will learn the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing through simple communicative situations. The main focus of this course is to introduce students to simple communicative situations important at the university and in everyday life. Topics on geography and intercultural competence will also be taught. This course is oriented around the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).

4 ECTS-Credits are awarded after regular attendance (minimum 80 %) and a test at the end of the semester.

Teacher: Swantje Uhde-Sailer
Time: Monday, 3:30-6:45 pm (starting February 17)
Place: 9-039
CEFR level: B1/B2

Binding registration via RELAX between March 2 and April 30, 2020.

Please note: If you fail to attend this course without providing adequate excuse in advance, you will not be permitted to participate in IfF courses during the following semester.

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