Curriculum and courses

Modules of Pre-Study Fulda
ModuleLanguage coursesAcademic preparatory coursesLiving and studying in GermanyMethods of academic work
Details

Depending on proficiency level:
1. German beginners' course (no German skills required)
24 hours per week
Duration: 18.4. – 4.8.2017

2. DSH course A
(level B1)
20 hours per week
Duration: 13.2. – 4.8.2017

3. DSH course B
(level B2)
20 hours per week
Duration: 18.4. – 4.8.2017.

4. Optional: English courses B1
or B2 (for business students)

Depending on chosen study programme:

Dept of Applied Computer Science:
Programming and Databases

Dept of Business:
Principles of Management

Dept of Electrical Engineering
and Information Technology:
Principles of Electrical Engineering

Dept of Food Technology:
Tutorials in Physics and Mathematics

Master‘s programme in Intercultural
Communication and European
Studies (ICEUS):
Introduction to Intercultural
Communication

Intercultural training

Introduction to higher
education in Germany

Information on visas, work permits, health insurance, accommodation, etc

Introduction to the methods
and techniques of academic
work at a German university

Introduction to the University's electronic data systems
(e.g. network/IT services
at Fulda University, VPN,
creation of web pages)

Hours/week (30)20 hours6 hours2 hours2 hours
Credits (30)15 credits10 credits2.5 credits2.5 credits

Academic preparatory courses

6 hours per week

Examples

German courses

Beginners' course (24 hours per week)

Target group: University applicants without any previous knowledge of German

Course content: You will acquire and practise basic reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. At the end of the course, you will be able to make yourself understood in familiar, everyday situations.

Course objective: At the end of the summer semester 2017, the course will finish with an examination at level A2. Advanced German courses at levels B1 and B2 will end with an official DSH examination towards the end of the summer semester 2018, provided that you pass an intermediate examination.

DSH course A (20 hours per week)

Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B1 level (CEFR)

Course content: At the start of the course, you will strengthen and expand your German skills in order to take an examination at level B2. This will allow you to start working with DSH material. Later on you will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able practice them using past examination papers. Students are expected to take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.

Course objective: A B2 examination is an integral part of the course. Passing this exam will allow participants to continue the Pre-study programme and take the official DSH examination at the end.

DSH course B (20 hours per week)

Target group: University applicants with German proficiency at B2 level (CEFR)

Course content: You will practise all four parts of a DSH exam: reading, hearing, text production and scientific academic structures. Different learning and examination techniques will be introduced and you will be able to practise them using past examination papers. Students are expected take an active part in lessons and to revise study materials independently at home.

Course objective: The course will end with the official DSH examination.


Students taking the Master's programme in Global Software Development will attend a German beginners' course (24 hours per week).

Scientific and scholarly methods, academic skills

2 hours per week

Living and studying in Germany

2 hours per week

  • Intercultural training
  • Introduction to the German higher education system
  • Visas, work permits, accommodation, health insurance and other information of importance to international students