Courses during the semester in German as a foreign language

Program

We offer courses at all levels of the Common Framework 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 2-4 contact hours per week. Courses covering an entire level, i.e. A1.1 plus A1.2 comprise 6 contact hours per week. ECTS credits are awarded according to the number of contact hours per week:

  • Courses with 6 contact hours ⇒ 8 ECTS
  • Courses with 4 contact hours ⇒ 6 ECTS
  • Courses with 3 contact hours ⇒ 4 ECTS
  • Courses with 2 contact hours ⇒ 3 ECTS

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).

Winter term 2022/23

TitleDatesType
German as a Foreign Language A1 - Putting Knowledge into PracticeLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.1 plus A1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.1 – Dive into the grammar and apply it in practiceLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A1.2 plus A2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A2.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language A2.2 plus B1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B1 - Get Fit for B2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B1.1 plus B1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B1.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2+C1 - Intercultural Communication Skills - "Working as an Engineer in Germany"LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2.2LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2.2 - Communication in CompaniesLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2.2: Controversial Topics in Science and SocietyLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language B2/C1 - Conversation TrainingLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language C1 - Communication in CompaniesLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language C1.1LinkSE
German as a Foreign Language C1.2: Communicating Professionally in Science and BusinessLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language C1: Controversial Topics in Science and SocietyLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language Training A2.2: Writing and Grammar SkillsLinkSE
German as a Foreign Language Workshop "Fit for the Job" German MattersLinkSE
German for Bachelor’s Students C1– Informatics - Understanding and Writing Scientific Texts (SZ0324)LinkSE
German for Engineers B2LinkSE
German for Engineers C1LinkSE
German for Master’s Students C1 - Electrical and Computer Engineering (EI)LinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language A1.1LinkSE
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+C1 - Communication at Work - German for Internships and for the JobLinkSE
Intensive Course German as a Foreign Language Training B1: Writing and Grammar SkillsLinkSE

Registration and Participation

How to choose a suitable course

A good self-assessment will help you to participate successfully in the course. So that you learn at the level that best suits your previous knowledge, we recommend our placement test. If you have questions regarding the test, please write to sprachenzentrum@tum.de.

A plus course covering an entire level – e.g. A2.1 plus A2.2 – is only advisable for students with very good previous knowledge and a lot of time for learning German.

How to register for a course

You can find the registration deadlines in TUMonline. Please note that in addition to the courses stretching over 14 weeks, there are also compact courses with 8 to 10 weeks and the same amount of SWS (hours). Many of them start later in the semester and therefore have later registration deadlines.

Please note the general information on registration and the detailed information on registration at the TUM Language Center.

When you register in German as a foreign language, 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. If possible, select several groups that fit your schedule.

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

How to get personal consultation

To make an appointment for individual consultation, please send a message to sprachenzentrum@tum.de, and briefly state your question.

Birgit Nierhoff-King

Head of German as a Foreign Language Program

Office Hours
On Thursdays from 11:00 to 12:00

By arrangement during the semester break
Room 309,
Richard-Wagner-Str. 3 (MUC)
Tel.: 089/289-15104-29312

Sabine Schmidt-Bender

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

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

Office Hours
upon request

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

Dr. Anne Schlömer

German as a Foreign Language Lecturer

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

Office Hours
On Mondays from 11:30 to 12:30 and by arrangement

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