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German Courses in Winter Semester 2021/22

Our German courses for the winter semester begin, unless otherwise indicated, on 4 October 2021.
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.
All our international students are welcome to join our German courses and workshops.

Information for the Winter Semester

Many of our courses and workshops in the winter semester 2021/22 will take place as classroom sessions - as far as the rate of infection and the legal situation allow. Some courses are offered as online events from the outset. Please refer to our website for details.

All classroom sessions will be conducted in compliance with Reutlingen University’s hygiene concept. Current information can be found here.

Registration and course advice

If you would like to participate in an IfF German course, you must register via the RELAX platform. Registration is possible and binding from 1 September to 4 October 2021.

Participation in our general German language courses and the TestDaF preparation course is only possible with an online placement test. Click on the link, take the online placement test for the desired level and then send your result by e-mail to IfF@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de. You will then receive the enrolment key for the course and can then register on RELAX.

If you are unsure which course is suitable for you or have any questions, feel free to come to the course advice on

  • Friday, 1 October 2021, 10:30 am – 12 noon, Building 3, Room 216
  • Monday, 4 October 2021, 1 - 2:30 pm, Building 3, Room 216

Contact: Karin.Bukenberger@dont-want-spam.Reutlingen-University.de

Rules for Course Attendance

In general, you must register for all our courses via the RELAX platform before the course begins. Registration is possible and binding from 01 September to 4 October 2021 (for more information see above).

All courses have a limited number of places. When the maximum number has been reached, you will be put on the waiting list. If a place becomes available, you will receive an e-mail.

Please make sure that you come to class on the first day of the course. If you fail to attend without providing an adequate excuse and without informing us in advance, your place will be given to someone else.

Please also note our "80% rule": If you want to take the exam and receive a grade and credits for the course or workshop, you must be present in the course at least 80% of the time.

External participants can only attend the course when discussed and if there are free places available.

If you have any further questions, please read our FAQs or send us an e-mail.

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 pm - 5 pm (classroom, starting 4 October) &                                                   Wednesday, 5:30 pm - 7 pm ONLINE 
Place: Monday: 20-216, Wednesday: ONLINE
CEFR level: A1.1                                                     

Binding registration: Participation in this course is only possible with a registration key. If you have no knowledge of German and would like to take part in the course, please send us an e-mail. You will then receive the registration key for the course and can register here on 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.

German Niveau A1.2

This course consists of 60 teaching hours and is intended for international students of all degree programmes with little previous knowledge of German. The skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing are trained in simple communication situations and basic grammar is taught. The course will focus on communicative situations relevant both at the university and in daily life as well as on intercultural and regional topics. The course content is based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

4 ECTS-Credits 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 & Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ONLINE
Place: Montag: 20-019 & Wednesday: ONLINE (starting 4 October)

Binding registration: Participation in this course is only possible with an online placement test. Click on the link, take the test for level A1 and send us your result by e-mail. You will then receive the registration key for the course and can register here on 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.

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: Monday, 3:30-6 pm  & Tuesday, 9:45 am - 12:15 pm
Place: Monday: 20-116 & Tuesday: 20-024  (starting 4 October)

Binding registration: Participation in this course is only possible with an online placement test. Click on the link, take the test for level A2 and send us your result by e-mail. You will then receive the registration key for the course and can register here on 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 MBA students (A1-B2)

German for MBA students (A1/A2)

This course consists of 30 teaching hours and is intended for international students from the MBA programme "International Management Full-Time" 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).

Teacher: Arzu Sabry
Time: Friday, 1:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Period: 10 dates, starting 15 October
Place: ONLINE  

Binding registration: Participation in this course is only possible with an online placement test. Click on the link, take the test for level A1 and send us your result by e-mail. You will then receive the registration key for the course and can register here on Relax.

German for MBA students (B1/B2)

This course consists of 30 teaching hours and is intended for international students from the MBA programme "International Management Full-Time" with good knowledge of German (A2 completed). In the course, the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing as well as grammatical knowledge are expanded and deepened. Topics are in particular intercultural aspects, regional studies, economics and politics as well as topics from everyday university life and science. This course is oriented around the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF).

Teacher: Swantje Uhde-Sailer
Time: Friday, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Period: 10 dates, starting 15 October
Place: ONLINE  

Binding registration: Participation in this course is only possible with an online placement test. Click on the link, take the test for level B1 and send us your result by e-mail. You will then receive the registration key for the course and can register here on 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.

German for Students in Ouro Preto (A1.1 & A1.2)

These courses consist of 30 lessons each and are intended for students of our partner university in Ouro Preto, Brazil, with no previous knowledge of German or with knowledge of German at level A1.1. 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). 

German for students in Ouro Preto (A1.1)

Teacher: Verena Keller-Demack
Times:  Monday, 7 pm - 8:30 pm CET 
Place:  ONLINE  (starting 27 September)
Level:   A1.1

Binding Registration via RELAX as of 1 September 2021.

German for students in Ouro Preto (A1.2)

Teacher: Arzu Sabry
Times:  Monday, 6:30 pm - 8 pm CET 
Place:  ONLINE  (starting 27 September)
Level:   A1.2

Binding Registration via RELAX as of 1 September 2021.

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