Intercultural Training

What is it about other cultures that is so foreign? How do we as Germans come across to others? How do misunderstandings arise, and how should I deal with them? How can I better understand foreign behaviour patterns?

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 and workshops for which more knowledge of German is required can be found on our German page.

Intercultural Training for Students (in English)

The following workshops are held in English:

This workshop contains 8 teaching hours and focuses on the following topics:

  • Defining the concept of culture. What is Culture?
  • Perception and interpretation
  • Dealing with stereotypes
  • Different communication styles
  • Cultural dimensions and standards

1 ECTS credit after active participation and a written assignment

Group 1:

Teacher: Gertrud Goudswaard
Times: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 20-215
Participants: min. 10

Binding Registration via Relax from the start of the semester.

Group 2:

Teacher: Gertrud Goudswaard
Times: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Room: 20-024
Participants: min. 10

Binding Registration via Relax from the start of the semester.

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

Working in international teams

This German language workshop is open to all students at the University who are interested in the topic of "working in international teams".

For more details please take a look at our German page.




In addition to our workshops and training sessions for students, we also offer courses for University staff members. Further information on the intranet.

Photo in header: ©Thomas Leitermann