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German Courses

The German courses are part of the university language course cooperation program Verbund für Sprachenangelegenheiten (VESPA). Members are: Hochschule der Medien (HdM), Hochschule für Technik (HFT), Akademie der Bildenden Künste (ABK) as well as Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HMDK) in Stuttgart.

The program ‘German as Foreign Language’ gives international students the opportunity to acquire or to deepen their German skills and to expand their technical vocabulary through an intensive pre-semester course or a semester course. Students without prior knowledge of German are directly enrolled in the course Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1.1. Students, who have learned German before, need to take a placement test in order to be assigned to suitable groups according to their language skills. ECTS can be awarded after fulfilment of the course requirements. This involves regular attendance and obtaining pass grades in all required assignments and tests.


Intensive pre-semester German courses

The intensive courses take place 5-6 weeks before semester start (usually beginning of September and beginning of February) on a daily basis. They cover the CEFR language levels A1 to B2 and are therefore suitable for international students (both regular and exchange) who want to learn German or improve their German skills prior to lesson start. Those who have successfully completed the intensive course can attend the higher course level during the semester

-> More information about intensive courses

Weekly semester courses

The German semester courses cover the CEFR Levels A1 to C1 and comprise 13 dates from October to January (winter semester) and March to June (summer semester). The classes take place once a week. Weekday and time schedule depend on the respective language level.

-> More information about semester courses will follow soon

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