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
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 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.

    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 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

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.

    Course
    Day
    Lessons*
    Price
    Dates
    • 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 A2 - B1+

      Preliminary course elementary and intermediate

      Mon - Fri

      30 lessons per week

      1950 €

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      Dates Day Time Hours Price Registration
      19.04.2021 - 03.09.2022 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 assessment test.

      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.

      Dates in summer semester 2021
      Placement test: 19.04.2021 (participation only after prior registration for the course)
      B1 exam: 28.06.2021
      Summer vacations: 05.07. - 16.07.2021

    * 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

      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 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.

    * 1 lesson equals 45 minutes