Courses during the semester in German as a foreign language

Program

Enrolled students, exchange students or employees of the TUM are welcome to learn German in our courses during the semester. All courses are free of charge.

Our semester program normally takes place on Munich City Campus, Campus Garching and Campus Weihenstephan. Due to the current situation, all our courses in the summer semester 2021 will be online and live at the hours given in TUMonline.

We offer courses at all levels of the Common Framwork of Reference (CEFR) as well as trainings, workshops and one-off seminars on special topics. Courses covering half a level, i.e. A1.1 comprise 4 contact hours per week and 6 ECTS credits. Courses covering an entire level, i.e. A1.1 plus A1.2 comprise 6 contact hours per week and 8 ECTS credits. Usually there are no ECTS credits for trainings, workshops and one-off seminars.

We recommend that you also take a look at our intercultural communication, learning in tandem and Schreibberatung. Please note: We do not offer preparatory courses for the Studienkolleg or tests to confirm sufficient German language skills to register at a German university (e.g. TestDaF, DSH).

Current program overview

Summer term 2021

TitleDatesType
German as Foreign Language B 2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A 1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A 1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A 2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A 2.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.1 plus A1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.2 plus A2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A2.1 plus A2.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A2.2 plus B1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B 1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B 1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B 2.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B1.1 plus B1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2+C1 - Intercultural Communication Skills - "Working as an Engineer in Germany"LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Workshop Job Application - Curriculum VitaeLinkWS
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Workshop Job Application - Motivational LetterLinkWS
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Conversation TrainingLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Workshop Email Writing in a University Context Made EasyLinkWS
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Workshop Job Application - Job InterviewLinkWS
German as a Foreign Language C 1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language C 1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language Workshop "Fit for the Job" German MattersLinkSE
German for Engineers B2LinkSE
German for Engineers C1LinkSE
German for Master’s Students: Electrical and Computer Engineering (EI)LinkSE
German for Studying C1 – Informatics: Writing, Presenting and Discussing Scientific Texts SZ0328LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language - Communication in CompaniesLinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language A1.2LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language B1.1LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language B2.1LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language B2.2LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language B2: Communication TrainingLinkSE
Intensive Course German as a foreign language level A1.1LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a foreign language level A2.1LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a foreign language level A2/2LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a foreign language level B1/2LinkSE

Registration and Participation

How to choose a suitable course

Students without any previous knowledge in German please sign up for courses at level A1.1.

Students with previous knowledge in German please determine your language level using our placement test or choose a course one level up from your most recently completed course in this language, provided the course was at the TUM, a partner university, or another European university. The placement test will help you to decide on the appropriate level for the course.
It is not possible to change the course after places have been allocated!

If you have questions regarding the placement test, please write to daf-placement@zv.tum.de.

Please note: A plus course covering an entire level – e.g. A2.1 plus A2.2 – is only advisable for students who are prepared to devote a substantial amount of time to study German.

You will find all our courses in TUMonline.

How to register for a course

Only TUM students including exchange students can sign up for courses at TUM Language Center. You can only sign up once your enrollment process is fully completed. We do not sign up students manually or by e-mail.

For all courses you must register in TUMonline within the registration period.
The exact time of your registration does not affect your chances of obtaining a place ("asynchronous registration").
Confirmed places will be assigned by TUMonline only, shortly before the start of the lecture period.

When you register, you can select more than one group out of the courses offered in TUMonline. You have to assign priorities to the courses: Select priority 1 for the group(s) you would prefer, even if you only register for one.
Students will be given fixed places according to criteria stated in TUMonline ("ranking options") and their priorities. Exact date for the distribution of places see TUMonline.

In every group, approximately 25 students will get a fixed place. You will be informed by mail through TUMonline if you receive a place in a course. The status "requirements met" means that you are on a waiting position.

Read more about registration

TUM staff, visiting scholars, doctoral candidates and postdocs: Please register for our special program Daf for Staff.

How to keep the place in a course

You are only entitled to keep your place in the course if you attend the first online class meeting.

In case of technical problems, please send an email to the teacher of the class on the same day. Mention your level and group in the mail.

If you do not have time to attend the first class, contact the lecturer of your group in advance. You will then keep your place until the next class.

Christine Geishauser

Head of German as a Foreign Language Program
geishauser@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 14:30 to 16:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 309, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29312

Sabine Schmidt-Bender

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer
sabine.schmidt-bender@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 12:00 to 13:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 112, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29332

Sabine Kraut-Schindlbeck

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer
kraut-schindlbeck@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 15:00 to 16:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Lecturer's room, Weihenstephaner Berg 13 (WZW)
Tel.: 08161/71-5335

Dr. Anne Schlömer

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer
schloemer@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
On Wednesdays from 15:00 to 16:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 104, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: +49 89/289-29320

Renate Steidten

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer
steidten@zv.tum.de

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 and by arrangement

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 105, Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-29324