German Courses - Summer Semester 2019

Our German courses for the summer semester begin, unless otherwise indicated, as of March 11, 2019.

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

If you would like to take a German course, please register before the course starts either personally or by email, and write your name on the list of participants. We will gladly provide advising for your language level and course selection.

Course Counselling for the Summer Semester: 

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (building 20, room 114)
  • Monday, March 11, 2019, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (building 3, room 216)
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:00 – 2.30 pm (building 3, room 216)

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.

Binding Registration: If you would like to continue taking the class after the first day of the course, you must register via RELAX

  • for the German courses: March 18 – April 1, 2019
  • for all Workshops: as of March 1, 2019

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. 

Group 1:

Teacher: Josefin Kohle-Hempel
Time: Monday, 1:45 - 5:00 pm (starting March 11)
Place: 20-021
CEFR level: A1.1                                                      Binding Registration here

Group 2:

Teacher: Arzu Sabry
Time: Monday, 3:30 - 6:45 pm (starting April 1)
Place: 9-039
CEFR level: A1.1                                                      Binding Registration here

 

Binding Registration vie RELAX between March 20 - April 9, 2019

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 level 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, 1:45-5:00 pm (starting March 13)
Place:
 20-024
CEFR level:
A1.2

Binding Registration via RELAX between March 18- April 1, 2019

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
: Nena Keller-Demack
Time: Tuesday, 9:45 - 1:00 pm (starting March 19)
Place: 20-024
CEFR level: A2

Binding Registration via RELAX between March 18 - April 1, 2019

German (IB) Niveau 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
Date and Time: Monday, 3:30-6:45 pm (starting February 11th)
Place: 5-016
CEFR level: A1/A2

Binding Registration via RELAX between March 1-11, 2019

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)

This course is a German course designed for international students of all levels, and 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 nuances and subtleties. 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 pronounciation, 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 (at least 80%), one weekend and rehearsals before the performance at the end, developing a character’s biography, participation in organizing the performance (costumes, tech, lights, etc.)

Teacher: Nena Keller-Demack
TimeMonday7:00-9:30 pm (starting march 18, additional meetings will be discussed in class)
Place: 20-018
CEFR level: A1-C2

Binding registration via RELAX from 18 March - 01 April 2019.