DSH and TestDaF crash courses

Preparation for the German language examinations DSH and TestDaF

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The IIK Göttingen works closely with the Language Centre German as a foreign language of the Georg-August-University Göttingen. The Language Centre German as a foreign language offers the language examination DSH (German language examination for university entrance for foreign students) and TestDaF.

We offer:
● exam preparation (DSH and TestDaF crash courses)
● short skill based courses (e.g. writing, grammar or listening)

 

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C1 Advanced Training Course with DSH Preparation                                                   

6 weeks, 152 lessons, 499 € including DSH mock test This course is offered to those, who completed C1 Level, three times a year before the DSH exam. In contrast to the compact format of the crash courses, the C1 advanced course deals in detail with the teaching of test-relevant content. The strategies for the successful completion of tasks in the examination are intensively practiced and consolidated in all four skill areas - reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written text production, oral expression. The course also provides for the systematic repetition or consolidation of grammatical structures and the expansion of vocabulary in the academic-language field. In addition, a mock test or an exam simulation is integrated into the course program, which is corrected and followed up in class. The course optimizes the preparation for a course of study because a large number of Candidates who completed C1 can start with the targeted and particularly thorough exam preparation in the C1 advanced course immediately after the regular C1 course. In terms of quality, the C1 advanced course also contributes significantly to improving study preparation through the increased number of hours, the use of a DSH-specific textbook and the examination simulation with qualified feedback. The C1 advanced course is also suitable for refreshing the C1 knowledge after a long break from learning and for renewed motivation after a failed exam or for a professionally supervised follow-up. For the participants in the C1 advanced course, places are reserved for the DSH exam. 20.01.-28.02.2020 (DSH in March 2020), 16.04.-29.05.2020 (DSH in June 2020), 20.07.-28.08. 2020 (DSH in September 2020)

DSH and TestDaF crash courses

Our highly intensive exam preparation courses include:

- Preparation for reading, writing, and use of German papers
- Preparation for speaking test and listening papers
- exam practice
- up to 10 hours homework per week

The crash courses cover the language exams in advance and show you standard tasks. You will be able to rehearse these particular skills. On passing the exam, you will receive a certificate awarded by University of Göttingen, which is recognized by all universities in Germany and employers throughout the world. You will also receive a statement of results, showing how you performed in each of the five papers.

DSH/TestDaF crash courses take place several times a year, consist of 50 lesson hours. In these courses you get to know the examination format, the different types of examination tasks and you practise the different parts of the examination. Our experienced teachers can give you useful advice how to do the test as fast and as efficiently as possible.
Please be aware that these courses are not designed to provide all-round German skills but you can ask your teacher to cover any specific needs you have. The participants will receive all appropriate materials as photocopies.

TestDaF compact crash courses take place every one month always at the weekend before the exam and consist of 16 lesson hours. In these courses you get to know the examination format. Our experienced teachers can give you useful advice how to do the test as fast and as efficiently as possible. The participants will receive all appropriate materials as photocopies.

 

Dates of the next crash courses

Important! Please book the exam preparation courses if you actually want to take them. It is possible to deregister from these courses, but the paid course fee will not be refunded!

Caution!! The given course dates are subject to change.

The next DSH appointment in Göttingen:

Friday, March 6th 2020

Please note the restrictions for exam registration: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/dsh/7736.html

Participation in a DSH crash course is only possible with a C1 certificate. It must be submitted at least 6 weeks before the course starts.

DSH crash course 1 (course number: 250): February 17-28, 2020, incl.Sat, 195€, 50 hours of lessons, in the morning, 9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., learning materials: copies instead of textbook;

DSH crash course 2 (course number: 251): February 17 - 28, 2020, incl.Sat, 195 €, 50

hours of lessons, in the afternoon, 1.30-5.45 pm, location: will be communicated later; Learning materials: copies instead of textbooks.

Prerequisite: at least C1 level. We reserve a place for the participants in the DSH exam on March 6th, 2020 at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

The places in these courses are reserved for existing C1 course participants. We can put you on the waiting list if you register online and send a C1 certificate.

The next TestDaF dates:

13.02.2020, 22.04.2020, 03.06.2020, 22.07.2020, 10.09.2020, 10.11.2020

TestDaF crash course compact (course no. 252): 10.01.-12.01.2020,  95€, 16 hours of lessons, on weekends: Fri 6: 00-8: 30 p.m., Sa 9: 30-15: 30 p.m., Sun 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

We reserve a place for the course participants in the TestDaF exam on February 13, 2020 in the test center of the Georg-August University in Göttingen. You will receive a TAN number for registering for the TestDaF. After January 16, 2020 we can no longer issue TANs. If you do not need a seat in the test, you can register for the TestDaF crash until January 8th, 2020.

TestDaF crash (course no. 253): 18.03.-09.04.2020 (evening), 195 €, 50

hours of lessons. We reserve a place for the course participants in the TestDaF exam on April 22nd, 2020 in the test center of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. You will receive a TAN number for registering for the TestDaF. After March 27th, 2020 we can no longer issue TANs.

There are still places available for this course!

Exam preparation skills training (C1 / C1 +)

Text production for DSH and TestDaF (course no. 246): January 13 - February 12, 2020,  129€, 20 hours of lessons, evening, Mon, Wed, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., location: Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, disposal building, room 1.107; Learning materials: copies instead of textbooks; Prerequisite: completed B2 level.

This course deepens and extends the text design of the German written language. This is done using exam-oriented (DSH, TestDaF) and study-related tasks for text production: diagrams and graphics, writing arguments, comments, notes and transcripts. The course includes corrections to your texts.

There are still places available for this course!

Reading comprehension + grammar for the DSH (course no. 247): March 2 - March 5, 2020,  99€, ​​20 hours of lessons, mornings, 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., location: different course rooms, the participants receive a plan; Learning materials: copies instead of textbooks; Prerequisite: completed B2 level.

In this course you will read texts on various topics relevant to the examination and analyze them in terms of their structure, content and grammatical structures. This enables you to actively apply and expand your existing grammar knowledge. Furthermore, various reading techniques are taught and practiced in this course.

There are still places available for this course!

Listening comprehension for the DSH (course no. 248): 02.03.-05.03.2020, 99€, ​​20 hours of lessons, afternoons, 2 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., location: different course rooms, the participants receive a plan; Learning materials: copies instead of textbooks; Prerequisite: completed B2 level.

In this course you will learn how to hear a longer text correctly, pay attention to its structure, focus on the most important things, make helpful notes, understand the tasks related to the text and work on them accordingly. We pay particular attention to formulating an answer using your notes.

There are still places available for this course!

Skill training speaking: DSH oral + presentation (course number 249): 16.03.-20.03.2020, 119 €, 26 hours of  lessons, in the afternoon, 1.30-5.45pm, location: will be communicated later; Learning materials: copies instead of textbooks; Prerequisite: completed B2 level.

In this course you will learn how to introduce yourself during the exam and how to quickly prepare a short lecture on the task (graphic, table, caricature, text summary). You will practice answering additional questions from the examiners and holding a short discussion. You will also learn how to prepare and structure a presentation in terms of content and language. Short presentations are presented and evaluated in the plenum. The course takes place after the written DSH and helps you to use the time to prepare for the oral DSH efficiently.

There are still places available for this course!

IIK Göttingen

Intensive German courses

in cooperation with the
Georg-August-University of Göttingen

Institut fuer Interkulturelle Kommunikation e.V. in cooperation with the University of Göttingen
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 12, 37073 Göttingen

Contact:

Katja Uhlemann

       &

Upul de Silva
room 0.112

e-Mail: iik@phil.uni-goettingen.de

(Please allow us 3 - 7 days to respond to your emails.)

Phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 97
Fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96

Availability by phone:

Tuesday:       9.00 - 10.00 a.m.
Wednesday: 4.00 - 5.00 p.m.
Donnerstag: 1.00 - 2.00 p.m.

Outside these hours we have limited availability by phone. But you can write us an e-mail or come to hour office hours.

Office hours:

Monday:       2 - 4 pm
Tuesday:       10 am - 12 pm
Wednesday: 2 - 4 pm
Thursday:     10 am - 12 pm
Friday:          11 am - 13 pm

Within our office hours you can get information about IIK-courses,  pick up your certificate or look for advice. Please understand that we can only welcome and advise you during these times. If you would like to arrange a consultation outside our office hours, please contact us via email.

Our bank information:

Bank: Sparkasse Göttingen
Account Name: IIK e.V.
Account Number: 134676 / Bank Code: 26050001
IBAN: DE13 2605 0001 0000 1346 76
SWIFT-BIC: NOLADE21GOE

Cooperation partners:

● University of Göttingen:
International Office / International Relations

● University of Göttingen:
Language Centre German as a Foreign Language
(German courses for students of Göttingen University during the lecture period)
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