German as a Foreign Language

General information

The courses offered in German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache, DaF) are designed for students who are officially enrolled as students of the University of Augsburg and whose native language is not German. The course levels range from A1 to C2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ( CEFR).

 

Information session and placement test

International students who are interested in taking a German language course should attend the information session offered at the beginning of each semester. Students who do not have an official language certificate (such as DSH, TestDaF or a certificate issued by the Goethe-Institut) are required to take the placement test offered as part of the information session.

 

Exam dates

Below are the module exam dates for German as a Foreign Language. For more details please see each semester’s exam schedule. The remaining end-of-term tests usually take place during the last session(s) of a given semester (please contact teachers for more information).

 

Last Thursday of each lecture period, 6 p.m.:

Deutsch als Fremdsprache B2: Grammatik und Wortschatz

 

Last Friday of each lecture period, 6 p.m.:

Deutsch als Fremdsprache B2: Stufe 1 / Kompaktkurs 1

Deutsch als Fremdsprache B2: Stufe 2 / Kompaktkurs 2

 

Last Saturday of each lecture period:

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Hörverständnis und Phonetik

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Grammatik und schriftlicher Ausdruck 1

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Grammatik und schriftlicher Ausdruck 2

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Kulturell-kommunikative Kompetenz

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C1: Wortschatz und Textproduktion

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C2: Wissenschaftssprache 1

Deutsch als Fremdsprache C2: Wissenschaftssprache 2

Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)

Registration for DSH takes place through the Students Records Office ("Studentenkanzlei"). Please note that before you can register for DSH, your application for a University of Augsburg degree course has to be completed and formally accepted.

 

International Summer Programme: German as a Foreign Language

The International Summer Programme is a project-based language course that uses the city of Augsburg to explore and gain a deeper under­standing of aspects of German culture. Students will work in small teams and receive intensive language support from qualified instructors. During this four-week course, they will also have access to the university library and computers. As a tradition, students take part in the "Festival of Peace" (Hohes Friedensfest), which is celebrated in the city of Augsburg on 8 August every year.

 

Participants must be at least 18 years old and must have advanced German language skills (a minimum of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, preferably level C1).

 

Further information

 

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