German as a foreign language

Taking up university studies in Germany requires not only professional skills, but also language skills. TUDIAS offers prospective foreign students and other interested parties a range of courses to prepare them linguistically for studying in Germany.

Our German as a foreign language course offerings

Our German as a foreign language course offerings include intensive courses as well as conversation and everyday language oriented evening courses. In special training courses, we also prepare you for various language tests such as DSH or TestDaF. Experienced and qualified teachers support you in using the language skills you have acquired and thus in communicating confidently in everyday life and at work.

Contact

Kirsten Reuter
Registration and course management

Tel.: +49 (0) 351 / 40 470 – 221
kirsten.reuter@tudias.de

Mon. & Tues. 8.30 am – 12.30 pm / 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Wed., Thu., and Fri. by arrangement

All German as a Foreign Language courses at a glance

Here you can get an overview of all German as a foreign language courses, the goals and contents of each course, as well as the necessary prerequisites.

    Course
    Day
    Lessons*
    Price
    Dates
    • Niveau Elementary A1 - B1

      Elementary A1 - B1

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      2170 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      04.10.2021 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 2170 € Register now
      04.04.2022 - 02.09.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 2170 € Register now

      Training goal
      Exam B1 corresponds to the level of the entrance test for the middle and upper level course (B2-C1) at TUDIAS and for the preparatory college.

      Training content
      In the preliminary course German A1-B1 there is basic training in the German language. Basic grammar and vocabulary are taught. Language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed.

      Target group
      All international interested parties with little or no knowledge of German. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who later want to take the DSH, TestDaF or the assessment test.

      Preconditions
      none

      Notes
      The winter semester includes 2 weeks of vacation. Entry into the current course is possible by arrangement with the appropriate prior knowledge.

      Dates in the winter semester 2021/22
      Christmas holidays: 23.12.2021 to 05.01.2022, B1 exam: 02.03.2022

    • Niveau Elementary and Intermediate level A2 - B1+

      Elementary and Intermediate level A2 - B1+

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      1950 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      18.10.2021 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 1950 € Register now

      Educational goal
      Exam B1 corresponds to the level of the entrance test for the propaedeutic course or the intermediate and advanced courses (B2-C1) at TUDIAS and for the Studienkolleg.

      Training content
      In the preliminary course German A2-B2.1 a basic training in the German language takes place. Grammar and vocabulary are consolidated and expanded. The skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed.

      Target group
      All international students with previous knowledge of the German language. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who later wish to take the DSH, TestDaF or Feststellungsprüfung.

      Preconditions
      A1 completed

      Notes
      The course period includes 2 weeks of vacation. It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

    • Niveau Advanced level B2/C1 incl. DSH-/TestDaF preparation

      Advanced level B2/C1 incl. DSH-/TestDaF preparation

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      1980 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      20.10.2021 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 am - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 1980 € Register now

      Training objective
      Level of the DSH/the TestDaF

      Training content
      Building on the consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary, the intermediate level grammar is taught and the vocabulary is expanded. Reading and listening comprehension and speaking and writing skills are further developed. The course concludes with DSH/TestDaF training.

      Target group
      All international students with completed B1. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who wish to take the DSH or TestDaF.

      Preconditions
      B1 completed, passing the entrance test (Date: 18.10.21, participation only possible after course registration)

      Notes
      The course period includes 2 weeks of vacation. It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

    • Niveau DSH

      Training course 2 weeks

      Mon - Fri

      50 lessons total

      250 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      22.02.2021 - 05.03.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 50 lessons total 250 € Register now

      ~ Depending on the corona restrictions at the start of the course, the course takes place in presence or as an online course. ~

      Training goal
      Preparation for the DSH at the TU Dresden

      Training content
      The grammar and vocabulary necessary for the DSH are practiced. Reading and listening comprehension are trained in the form in which they are tested in the DSH.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the DSH at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission to the TU Dresden, German language skills on level B2/C1

    • Niveau DSH

      Training course 1 week

      Mon - Fri

      25 lessons total

      125 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      01.03.2021 - 05.03.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 25 lessons total 125 € Register now

      ~ Depending on the corona restrictions at the start of the course, the course takes place in presence or as an online course. ~

      Training goal
      Preparation for the DSH at the TU Dresden

      Training content
      The grammar and vocabulary necessary for the DSH are practiced. Reading and listening comprehension are trained in the form in which they are tested in the DSH.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the DSH at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission to the TU Dresden, German language skills on level B2/C1

    • Niveau TU Dresden

      Training course for the Propaedeutic entrance test - 1 week

      Mon - Fri

      25 lessons total

      115 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      22.03.2021 - 26.03.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 25 lessons total 115 € Register now
      27.09.2021 - 01.10.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 25 lessons total 115 € Register now

      Training goal
      Preparation for the entrance test for the propaedeutic course at the TU Dresden.

      Training content
      Grammar and vocabulary necessary for the entrance test are practiced. C-tests are practiced in the form in which they will be tested in the entrance test.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the entrance test at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission/pre-registration at the TU Dresden

    • Niveau TU Dresden

      Training course for the Propaedeutic entrance test - 2 weeks

      Mon - Fri

      50 lessons total

      230 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      20.09.2021 - 01.10.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 50 lessons total 230 € Register now
      15.03.2021 - 26.03.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 50 lessons total 230 € Register now

      Training goal
      Preparation for the entrance test for the propaedeutic course at the TU Dresden.

      Training content
      Grammar and vocabulary necessary for the entrance test are practiced. C-tests are practiced in the form in which they will be tested in the entrance test.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the entrance test at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission/pre-registration at the TU Dresden

    • Niveau A2 - B1+

      Preliminary course elementary and intermediate

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      1950 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      18.10.2021 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 1950 € Register now

      Training goal
      Exam B1 corresponds to the level of the entrance test for the Preparatory College or the Intermediate and Advanced Course (B2-C1) at TUDIAS and for the Preparatory College.

      Training content
      In the preliminary course German A2-B2.1 a basic training in the German language takes place. Grammar and vocabulary are consolidated and expanded. The skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed.

      Target group
      All international students with previous knowledge of the German language. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who later wish to take the DSH, TestDaF or Feststellungsprüfung.

      Preconditions
      A1 completed

      Notes
      The course period includes 2 weeks of vacation. It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

    • Niveau B1+

      Preliminary course intermediate

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      780 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      19.07.2021 - 03.09.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week 780 € Register now

      Training goal
      Level of the entrance test for the Propädeutikum at the TU Dresden or the intermediate and advanced courses (B2-C1) at TUDIAS and for the Preparatory College.

      Training content
      Building on the consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary, you will learn intermediate grammar and expand your vocabulary. You will train your reading and listening comprehension as well as your speaking and writing skills.

      Target group
      All international students with previous knowledge of German at level B1. The course is especially suitable for international applicants who would like to take the DSH, TestDaF or Feststellungsprüfung later on.

      Preconditions
      B1 completed, entrance test

      Notes
      It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if the student has the necessary prior knowledge.

      Entrance test for the winter semester 2020/21
      11.01.2021, fee: 10 €

    • Niveau DSH repetition

      TestDaF Training

      Mon - Fri

      20 lessons per week

      1540 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      06.04.2021 - 09.07.2021 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 20 lessons per week 1540 € Register now

      Training goal
      DSH 2 or 3/ TestDaF level 4 or 5

      Training content
      The grammar and vocabulary necessary for the DSH and TestDaF are consolidated. Reading and listening comprehension as well as speaking and writing skills are trained in the form in which they are tested in TestDaF and DSH.

      Target group
      International applicants who have not passed the DSH at the TU Dresden as well as those interested in taking the TestDaF.

      Preconditions
      DSH-1 or at least 50% achieved in the DSH exam or C1/ Part 1 completed

      Notes
      Depending on the current situation and the valid regulations, the course will be held online or in presence.

    • Niveau DSH-1

      Training course DSH 1 week

      Mon - Fri

      25 x 45 min.

      115 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      28.02.2022 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 25 x 45 min. 115 € Register now

      ~ Depending on the current situation at the start of the course, the course will take place in presence or as an online course. ~

      Training goal
      Preparation for the DSH at the TU Dresden

      Training content
      The grammar and vocabulary necessary for the DSH are practiced. Reading and listening comprehension are trained in the form in which they are tested in the DSH.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the DSH at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission to the TU Dresden, German language skills on level B2/C1

    • Niveau DSH-1

      Training course DSH 2 weeks

      Mon - Fri

      50 x 45 min.

      230 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      21.02.2022 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri morning or afternoon 50 x 45 min. 230 € Register now

      ~ Depending on the current situation at the start of the course, the course will take place in presence or as an online course. ~

      Training goal
      Preparation for the DSH at the TU Dresden

      Training content
      The grammar and vocabulary necessary for the DSH are practiced. Reading and listening comprehension are trained in the form in which they are tested in the DSH.

      Target group
      International applicants who are invited to take the DSH at the TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      Admission to the TU Dresden, German language skills on level B2/C1

    • Niveau A1

      Introductory course German in everyday life

      Mon - Fri

      40 lessons in total

      360 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      10.01.2022 - 21.01.2022 Mon - Fri 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 40 lessons in total 360 € Register now

      Training goal
      Understanding of simple information; communication in simple everyday situations (questions about personal details, date and time, place and route).

      Training content
      Simple sentence structures (question and statement).

      Target group
      All interested people who want to understand some German quickly.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau A1.1

      Basic A1.1 - Beginner A1.1

      Tue & Thu

      80 lessons in total

      640 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      21.10.2021 - 10.01.2022 Tue & Thu 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 80 lessons in total 640 € Register now

      Training goal
      Corresponds to A1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

      Training content
      In this course you will learn to make yourself understood in German and to read simple texts.

      Target group
      All interested students without previous knowledge.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau A2.1

      Basic Level A2.1 - Advanced Beginner A2.1

      Mon & Wed

      80 lessons in total

      640 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      11.10.2021 - 20.12.2021 Mon & Wed 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 80 lessons in total 640 € Register now

      Training goal
      Corresponds to A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

      Training content
      Building on the basic A1 level, students learn to express themselves clearly in everyday situations and to read and understand simple texts. Simple grammatical structures are taught and applied in thematic contexts.

      Target group
      All interested students with previous knowledge at level A1 (at least 80 lessons).

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau A2.2

      Basic Level A2.2 - Advanced Beginner A2.2

      Mon & Wed

      80 lessons in total

      640 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      11.10.2021 - 20.12.2021 Mon & Wed 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 80 lessons in total 640 € Register now

      Training goal
      Corresponds to A2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

      Training content
      Building on the basic A1 level, students learn to express themselves clearly in everyday situations and to read and understand simple texts. Simple grammatical structures are taught and applied in thematic contexts.

      Target group
      All interested students with previous knowledge at level A1 (at least 100 lessons).

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau B1.1

      Basic Level B1.1 - Advanced Beginner B1.1

      Tue & Thu

      80 lessons in total

      640 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      12.10.2021 - 16.12.2021 Tue & Thu 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 80 lessons in total 640 € Register now

      Training goal
      Corresponds to B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

      Training content
      Building on the basic A2 level, you will learn to communicate in everyday situations, orally and in writing. You will deepen your vocabulary and grammar.

      Target group
      All interested students with previous knowledge at level A2.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau B1.2

      Basic Level B1.2 - Advanced Beginner B1.2

      Mon & Wed

      80 lessons in total

      640 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      11.10.2021 - 20.12.2021 Mon & Wed 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 80 lessons in total 640 € Register now

      Training goal
      Corresponds to B1 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

      Training content
      Building on the basic A2 level, you will learn to communicate in everyday situations, orally and in writing. You will deepen your vocabulary and grammar.

      Target group
      All interested students with previous knowledge at level A2.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau B2

      Intermediate B2 - Intermediate B2

      Tue & Thu

      60 lessons in total

      480 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      12.10.2021 - 16.12.2021 Tue & Thu 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 60 lessons in total 480 € Register now

      Training goal
      Understanding of reading and listening texts on familiar topics, normal conversations in private and professional life possible.

      Training content
      Conversation-oriented study of listening and reading texts, sentence structure, prepositions in fixed compounds, nominalizations, attributes.

      Target group
      All interested students with previous knowledge of level B1.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau C1

      Upper C1 - Advanced C1

      Wed

      40 lessons in total

      360 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      20.10.2021 - 12.01.2022 Wed 5.00 pm - 8.15 pm 40 lessons in total 360 € Register now

      Training goal
      Understanding of all reading and listening texts, effortless participation in conversations.

      Training content
      Conversation-oriented study of listening and reading texts, tenses, localization, verbalization.

      Target group
      All students with previous knowledge of level B2.

      Prices & Conditions
      Prices are valid for a minimum of 5 participants.

    • Niveau Elementary A1 - B1

      Elementary A1 - B1

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      2170 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      04.10.2021 - 04.03.2022 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 01.30 pm or 02.00 pm - 07.00 pm 30 lessons per week 2170 € Register now

      Training goal
      Exam B1 corresponds to the level of the entrance test for the intermediate and advanced courses (B2-C1) at TUDIAS and for the Preparatory College.

      Training content
      In the preliminary course German A1-B1 a basic training in the German language takes place. Basic grammar and vocabulary are taught. Language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed.

      Target group
      All international students with no or very little knowledge of German. The course is especially suitable for international applicants who would like to take the DSH, TestDaF or Feststellungsprüfung later on.

      Preconditions
      none

      Notes
      The winter semester includes 2 weeks of vacation. It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

      Dates in winter semester 2021/22
      Christmas vacations: 23.12.2021 to 05.01.2022, B1 exam: 02.03.2022

    * 1 lesson equals 45 minutes