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German as a Foreign Language

Language is the key to a country’s culture. And even if it is possible to use English as a working language in many institutes and seminars at the university, for the purposes of leisure and everyday life it is much easier if you speak at least a little German.
 

Please note that German classes are offered for the price of 250 Euros per semester for guest scholars of the University of Cologne.

 

Courses

  • The pre-semester course 2022 takes place from 01 March until 25 March, 2022
  • The semester course 2022 takes place from 11 April until 15 July, 2022.


Registration

To participate in a German course during the semester, you must register with the Welcome Centre using our form by 13 March, 2022. International scholars who are already registered with the Welcome Centre will receive the information via e-mail. If you are not yet registered, but wish to take a German course, please contact the Welcome Centre via e-mail.

 

Placement Tests

If you already have any knowledge of German you must also participate in a placement test. Participation instructions will be provided via email. 

  • Placement test for the semester class: 14 March 09 a.m. until 28 March 3 p.m.  (MEZ)

 

Contact

For additional information – also on the current situation due to the corona crisis  please refer to the department German as a Foreign Language.