Intensive courses / university prep - German as a foreign language

With our German as a foreign language intensive courses, we support foreign applicants in preparing for university studies in Germany. The intensive courses are also aimed at other interested parties who want to live and work in Germany in the long term. Participants prepare intensively for the language examinations needed for admission to a course of study (DSH and/or TestDaF).

All intensive courses that require prior knowledge begin with a placement or entrance test on the first day. The courses consist of 30 lessons per week and are offered in the morning or in the afternoon. Registration does not require preregistration or enrollment at a university.

Contact

Kirsten Reuter-Skrypnik
Registration and course management

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

Appointment by arrangement

All German as a Foreign Language Intensive Courses at a glance

From basic to advanced level, TUDIAS offers various German as a foreign language intensive courses for effective study preparation. In consultation with TUDIAS, participants with appropriate prior knowledge can also join ongoing courses.

Here you can find all courses as well as the most important information about the conditions of participation.

Intensive course elementary A1 - B1

The intensive course A1 - B1 is aimed at interested students with little or no knowledge of German. You will learn the most important basics of the language as well as how to communicate in everyday situations using the tools of the basic level. From the beginning, the course focuses not only on everyday communication, but also on communication in professional and academic contexts. The course concludes with an examination at level B1. The certificate obtained is considered proof of sufficient German language skills for applying to a German university.

It is also possible to book levels A1, A2 and B1 individually.

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

      Elementary A1 - B1

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6€/lesson)

      3600 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      02.04.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm 30 lessons per week (6€/lesson) 3600 € 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 / summer semester includes 2 weeks of vacation. It is possible to join the current course by arrangement if you have the appropriate prior knowledge.

       

    • Niveau Elementary A1

      Elementary A1

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1365 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      02.04.2024 - 17.05.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1365 € Register now

      Training content
      In the elementary course German A1 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 knowledge of German.

      Preconditions
      none

       

    • Niveau A2

      Elementary A2

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1170 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      20.05.2024 - 28.06.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1170 € Register now

      Course content
      The elementary course A2 provides 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 students with knowledge of German on level A1.

      Requirements
      Proof of an A1 certificate required. If no A1 certificate is available, a placement test will be carried out.

    • Niveau Intermediate B1

      Intermediate B1

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1365 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      15.07.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1365 € Register now

      Training content
      In the intermediate level B1 course, building on the elementary level A2, the German language is deepened. Basic grammar and vocabulary are expanded along with reading and listening skills. You will also learn to communicate in everyday situations, orally and in writing.

      At the end of the course you can take a B1 exam and receive a B1 certificate.

      Target group
      All international students with A2 level knowledge. This course is for all interested students who want to apply for the preparatory semester at the TU Dresden (Propädeutikum) or for the Studienkolleg TUDIAS with a B1 certificate.

      Preconditions
      Proof of an A2 certificate is required. If no A2 certificate is available, a placement test at level A2 will be conducted.

    • Niveau Elementary A1 - B1 - online course

      Elementary A1 - B1 - online course

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6€/UE)

      3600 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      02.04.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mo - Fr 8:30 am - 1:30 pm 30 lessons per week (6€/UE) 3600 € Register now

      Training content
      In the online 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.

      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.

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

       

      Hinweise
      Im Winter- / Sommersemester sind 2 Wochen Ferien enthalten. Ein Einstieg in den laufenden Kurs ist nach Absprache bei entsprechenden Vorkenntnissen möglich.

       

       

    • Niveau Elementary A1 - online course

      Elemtary A1 - online course

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/UE)

      1365 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      02.04.2024 - 17.05.2024 Mo - Fr 8:30 am - 1:30 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/UE) 1365 € Register now

      Training content
      In the online course German A1 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 knowledge of German.

      Preconditions
      none

       

    * 1 lesson equals 45 minutes

Intensive Course Basic and Intermediate A2 - B2.1

The intensive course A2 - B2.1 is designed to prepare you for German-language university studies or a professional career in Germany. You will learn to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in everyday life as well as in professional and academic situations. To participate, students should already have language skills at level A1.

You will complete level B1 with an examination and a TUDIAS level B1 certificate. The certificate serves as proof of the required German language skills when applying to a German university. The course ends with the start of level B2. Part B2.1 consolidates the knowledge acquired in the basic and intermediate levels and prepares participants for the transition to the advanced level.

It is also possible to book levels A2, B1 and B2.1 individually.

    Course
    Day
    Lessons*
    Price
    Dates
    • Niveau Elementary and Intermediate level A2 - B2.1

      Elementary and Intermediate level A2 - B2.1

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week (6€/lesson)

      3420 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      08.04.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mon - Fri 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week (6€/lesson) 3420 € Register now

      Training content
      In the preliminary course German A2-B1.2 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.

      Building on the knowledge of basic grammar, and after successfully passing the B1 exam, you will learn intermediate grammar and expand your vocabulary knowledge. 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 the German language. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who later wish to take the DSH, TestDaF or Feststellungsprüfung.

      Preconditions
      A1 completed

       

    • Niveau A2

      Elementary A2

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1170 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      08.04.2024 - 17.05.2024 Mo - Fr 08.30 am - 1.30 pm or 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1170 € Register now

      Course content
      The elementary course A2 provides 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 students with knowledge of German on level A1.

      Requirements
      Proof of an A1 certificate required. If no A1 certificate is available, a placement test will be carried out.

    • Niveau Intermediate B1

      Intermediate B1

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1170 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      20.05.2024 - 28.06.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1170 € Register now

      Training content
      In the intermediate level B1 course, building on the elementary level A2, the German language is deepened. Basic grammar and vocabulary are expanded along with reading and listening skills. You will also learn to communicate in everyday situations, orally and in writing.

      At the end of the course you can take a B1 exam and receive a B1 certificate.

      Target group
      All international students with A2 level knowledge. This course is for all interested students who want to apply for the preparatory semester at the TU Dresden (Propädeutikum) or for the Studienkolleg TUDIAS with a B1 certificate.

      Preconditions
      Proof of an A2 certificate is required. If no A2 certificate is available, a placement test at level A2 will be conducted.

    • Niveau B2.1

      Intermediate B2.1

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      1365 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      15.07.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mo - Fr 8:30 am - 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 1365 € Register now

      Course content
      Building on the consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary, you will learn intermediate level grammar (beginning B2) and expand your vocabulary. You will practise 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 particularly suitable for international applicants who wish to take the DSH, the TestDaF or the Feststellungsprüfung.

      Preconditions
      B1 completed. It is possible to join the current course by prior arrangement if you have the relevant previous knowledge.

       

    * 1 lesson equals 45 minutes

Intensive course intermediate and advanced B2/C1 with DSH/TestDaF preparation

The intensive intermediate and advanced B2/C1 course is especially designed for prospective students who need to pass the DSH or TestDaF before starting their university studies. Foreign professionals can also use the course to deepen their knowledge of German and apply it in their professional environment.

In the first part of the course you will complete the B2 level with an exam. If you pass, you will receive a TUDIAS certificate that qualifies you to apply to a German university. In the second half of the course you will deal with the DSH and TestDaF examination formats. The course ends at the C1 level.

    Course
    Day
    Lessons*
    Price
    Dates
    • Niveau Advanced level B2/C1 incl. DSH-/TestDaF preparation

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

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6€/lesson)

      3240 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      17.04.2024 - 30.08.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm (on some days also 2:00 pm - 7 pm) 30 lessons per week (6€/lesson) 3240 € 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.

      Joining the level C1 is only possible when the B2 exam is passed successfully.

      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.

      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.

       

      Dates in summer semester 2024:

      Placement test: 15.04.2024

       

    • Niveau Advanced level B2

      Advanced level B2

      Mo - Fr

      30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson)

      2145 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      17.04.2024 - 28.06.2024 Mo - Fr 08:30 am - 1:30 pm (on some days also 2:00 pm - 7 pm) 30 lessons per week (6,50€/lesson) 2145 € Register now

      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 a B2 exam.

       

      Target group
      All international students with completed B1. The course is particularly suitable for international applicants who wish to join Studienkolleg or Propädeutikum at TU Dresden.

      Preconditions
      B1 completed, passing the entrance test.

      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.

       

    * 1 lesson equals 45 minutes