Spring German Course


in everyday & academic life

Wed, March 06 - Fri, March 29, 2019

course fee:
€ 500

(for language lessons, teaching material, programme of extracurricular activities → more information about the course fee and grants)

The aim of the international spring course is to make it easier for the new foreign exchange students to settle into their new university and to participate in their studies by offering a preparation course before the lecture period of the summer semester 2019. Besides the intensive German course including an introduction to academic communication there will also be a programme of various extracurricular activities to get to know the town of Göttingen, the surrounding area and the other course participants.
Please read the information on the spring course certificate/ECTS credits of the subpage →German language lessons.
The course is also open to participants who will not study in Göttingen or who are not participating in an exchange programme ("external participants"). However, external participants need to arrange for accommodation themselves.

The German classes in the mornings will be offered at basic level A2, intermediate level B1 and B2 and advanced level C1. The spring course does not offer an A1.1 or A1.2 level. Beginners without any previous or very little knowledge of German are kindly asked to choose a different course.

Precondition for participating in the introduction to academic communication in the afternoons is an intermediate knowledge of the German language. Participants with only basic knowledge of German will have additional general German lessons instead.
(→ see structure of the German course).

All exchange students who want to join the spring German course need to fill in the registration form for the German course in addition to their registration for the exchange programme:

ONLINE REGISTRATION German language course March 2019 Download registration form (pdf)


IIK Göttingen

Intensive German Courses

in cooperation with the
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Institut für Interkulturelle Kommunikation e.V.
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 12, 37073 Göttingen



Katharina Cherubim & Carsten Manns
room 0.113

e-mail: daf.sommerkurs@phil.uni-goettingen.de

phone: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 99
fax: +49 - (0)551 - 39 - 211 96


Our office hours:

during the lecture period (November-January):
Wednesday 14:00-16:00 (2-4 p.m.)
Thursday 10:00-12:00 a.m.

during the lecture-free period (February-March):
only by arrangement


Our participants:

So far, participants from the following countries have registered for our Spring German Course 2019:

Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China & Taiwan, Denmark, Finland, France, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, USA



● University of Göttingen:
International Office / International Relations

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

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