German courses

General information

General information

The Welcome Center German Course program for winter and summer semesters is co-funded by the STIBET programme of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Santander Universities and Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer der TU Dresden (Association of Friends and Sponsors of TU Dresden e.V.).

It is therefore only open to PhD-students and PostDocs of TU Dresden and DRESDEN-concept partner institutions.

All classes from A1-B1 and B2/C1 "Konversation" and B2/C1 "Schreiben" classes will be offered in the following two main course periods from October - February and from March - July each year. In each course period you will be taught half a language level equivalent to around 60-70 hours of German lessons. This structure allows you to finish one language level within a year.

For those arriving in Dresden with no or very little German skills after the courses have begun we offer a "A0" class, where you can learn the very basic German necessary for your first weeks in Dresden. The A0 classes take place for 5 weeks only, presumably starting in January and August, and will be announced below once the registration is possible.

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Please note that due to organizational reasons we can't accept any course registrations outside the registration period.

German courses | Summer Semester 2019 for PhD-students and PostDocs

From 25 March 2019 - 12 July 2019 we'll offer the following classes taking place at TUDIAS, Freiberger Straße 37, 01067 Dresden.
The number of free places is limited.

Course: German A1/1
Time: Monday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Course material: "Schritte plus NEU A1/1" - ISBN: 978-3-19-301081-0

Course: German A1/2
Time: Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Course material: "Schritte plus NEU A1/2" - ISBN: 978-3-19-601081-7

Course: German A2/1
Time: Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Course material: "Schritte plus NEU A2/1" - ISBN: 978-3-19-301083-4

Course: German A2/2
Time: Wednesday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Course material: "Schritte plus NEU A2/2" - ISBN: 978-3-19-601083-1

Course: German B1/1
Time:- Tuesday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (start 09.04.2019)
Course material: "Aspekte NEU B1 plus / Teil 1" - ISBN: 978-3-12-605018-0

Course: German B1/2
Time: Wednesday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (starting 10.04.2019)
Course material: "Aspekte NEU B1 / Teil 2" - ISBN: 978-3-12-605019-7

Course: German B2/C1 - Conversation (Presentation & Discussion)
Time: Tuesday 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Course: German  B2/C1 - Writing (takes place bi-weekly with homework in between)
Time: Tuesday 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Payment and Fees

Course fee
Levels A1 - B1: 80 EUR per course
Levels B2/C1: 40 EUR per course

Once you receive the confirmation that you were accepted we kindly ask you to pay the classes as follows:
Levels A1 - B1: Payment dates tba
Levels B2/C1: Please drop the SEPA / direct debit form in our office within our opening hours from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or drop it in our mailbox (left to the entrance) outside our office hours until 10 March 2019.

Our office is located in Nürnberger Straße 31A, 01187 Dresden, ground floor.

Before you register

If you think about registering for beginner's A1 class, you can register right away. If you plan to participate in classes  A1.2 to B1 please take the following online placement test (A1.2, A2.1 and A2.2 or B1.1 and B1.2), save the result page as a PDF/JPG (screenshot) and upload it in the registration form.

When registering e.g. for B1.1 please take test A2.2 to show that you have fully continued the level due to your results.

Another option is to upload your TUDIAS certificate (at least 60hrs per class necessary to move up to the next class).

If you have obtained a certificate from another institution please take the online placement test, too. You won't be added to the list of registered participants or the waiting list until we receive your online placement test or TUDIAS certificate (except A0/A1.1/ B2/C1 registrations, they will be added right away).

Please note that the class B2/C1 "Schreiben" takes place biweekly only due to the homework that has to be done.