German Courses at the Language Centre

Welcome to the Language Centre

Dear international students or future students,

The Language Centre offers courses and tests in 15 different languages. There are English classes, of course, but also classes from A as in Arabic to T as in Turkish. One of those might be your first language, as this page addresses international students who are interested in courses in German as a foreign language.

The Language Centre is a division of the Department of Social Studies and Cultural Sciences (Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften), but the language programme is open to all students from all departments and programmes.

Please have a look below at what we're offering either this semester or on a regular basis. If you have any questions, please visit me at the Language Centre or contact me by Email or telephone.

Welcome to Fulda or see you soon at Fulda University!

Sabine Kirschenhofer, Head of Languages

Contact

Sabine Kirschenhofer

Sabine Kirschenhofer

Head of Languages, Language Centre

Building 22, Room 204
Sabine Kirschenhofer +49 661 9640-477
Consultation hours
WS 18/19: Tues and Thurs 10-11 am

All about German Courses

You would like to study German because you're planning on studying in Germany? You are already a student at Fulda University and wish to improve your (academic) German? Or you're spending a semester at Fulda University and are looking for a suitable German course?

The Language Centre offers a variety of courses from level A1 (beginners) to level C2 (advanced). There are courses during the semester (April - July and October - February) with two to eight contact hours per week.

These courses are free of charge for registered students and exempt persons with refugee status. Given free places, all other guests (auditors or "Gasthörer") are welcome as well. Auditors pay a fee of 100 euros per semester.

In addition, we regularly offer full-time fee-paying intensive courses during the semester and during the summer semester break (August - October). These are preparatory courses for future students. Persons with refugee status are exempt from fees for a year.

German courses for students and guests (2-8 hours per week), beginners to upper intermediate

Winter semester 2016/2017: 24 October 2016 - 10 February 2017

You are spending a semester abroad at Fulda University and have quite a full schedule? Then you might want to register for one of the less intensive courses with 2-8 hours of tuition per week. This semester we are offering the following programme.

  • German A1, part I (absolute beginners): Mon 11:40 - 15:00 in P 022 and Thu 09:50 - 11:20 in P 305
  • German A2, part I (advanced beginners): Tue 09:50 - 13:10 in P 105 and Thu 11:40 - 13:10 in P 105
  • German B1, part I (lower intermediate): Wed 18:00 - 19:30 in P 116 and Fri 09:50 - 13:10 in P 219
  • German B2, part I (upper intermediate I): Thu 18:00 - 19:30 in P 026 and Fri 15:20 - 18:40 in P107
  • German B2, part II (upper intermediate II): Wed 15:20 - 18:40 in P 026 and Fri 15:30 - 18:30 in P 306

Please see below for more advanced courses.

How to register:

Students normally register online using the QISPOS platform. If you are new and prefer to register in person, please come to the Language Centre in room P 204. Office hours are Monday 10-11 hrs and Wednesday 13-14 hrs.

Guests who are not regulary enrolled at Fulda University need to register as auditors (Gasthörer). You just need to fill in the application form for auditors and send it the Language Centre for approval. If free places are available in the courses you have chosen, you'll receive a letter of confirmation and bill (100 euros for one semester - more than one course can be chosen without further costs) from the Student Service Centre.

German courses for students and guests (2-4 hours per week), advanced levels

You are already at level B2 or higher? Please refer to our info platform QISPOS to look up the current programme.

The course programme is available online on the "QISPOS" platform. You don't need to fill in a user name or password just to access the course catalogues (Vorlesungsverzeichnisse). Please click on the picture to access the platform. Then click on: Veranstaltungen - Vorlesungsverzeichnis - FB Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften (SK) - Sprachen/Schreibwerkstatt -  Deutsch als Fremdsprache.  

How to register:

Students normally register online using the QISPOS platform. If you are new and prefer to register in person, please come to the Language Centre in room P 204. Office hours are Monday 10-11 hrs and Wednesday 13-14 hrs.

Guests who are not regulary enrolled at Fulda University need to register as auditors (Gasthörer). You just need to fill in the application form for auditors and send it the Language Centre for approval. If free places are available in the courses you have chosen, you'll receive a letter of confirmation and bill (100 euros for one semester - more than one course can be chosen without further costs) from the Student Service Centre.

German intensive courses for future students with refugee status, April 2016 - July 2017: Free places!

This is an intensive course with 24 contact hours per week especially for qualified future students with refugee status. The course is offered in cooperation by the International Office and the Language Centre. It is funded by the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The course is therefore free of charge for candidates with refugee status. The International Office will check if you can be exempt from fees on this basis.

The course started in April 2017, but as of November 2017 free places will be available for suitable candidates!

What you need to register:

  • A university entrance qualification, i.e. a school-leaving certificate that qualifies your for academic studies at a German university. Your certificates/diplomas will be checked by the International Office.
  • Knowledge of German at level A2 or higher. Candidates may either submit a certificate at level A2 or take an entrance test.

How to register:

If you are interested and believe that you fulfill the conditions, please contact or visit the International Office, Admissions Office.

    German intensive course B2, winter semester 2016/2017

    This is an intensive course with 20 contact hours per week for future students at level B1. The course leads to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF). Most participants take this course to prepare for the DSH intensive course (see below), which starts at level B2. The course is offered each semester from October to February and April to July. At the end of the course, you will take an exam at level B2.

    Course dates: 17 October 2016  - 10 February 2017 (holidays: 23 December 2016 - 8 January 2017)  (15 weeks, 300 hours)

    Course times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 09.30 - 13.30 (5 units of 45 minutes per day), no class on Thursdays

    Course fee: € 600 (refugees are exempt from fees for a year)

    What you need to register:

    1. A university entrance qualification, i.e. a school-leaving certificate that qualifies your for academic studies at a German university.
    2. Knowledge of German at level B1. You may submit one of the following certificates
    • Goethe-Zertifikat B1  or
    • Telc-Zertifikat B1 or
    • TestDaF with level 3 in at least one of the test sections or
    • B1 certificate on completion of a course at a German university
    • Any other certificates are accepted at our discretion.

    How to register:

    There are still some free places (as of 22 October 2016). If you are interested in the current course, please contact us at dsh.intensivkurs@sk.hs-fulda.de

    Registrations for next semester (April - July 2017) start on 15 November 2016. You'll find information on course dates and times and an application form shortly at this place.

    German intensive course for DSH preparation (C1/C2), winter semester 2016/2017

    This is an intensive course with 300 contact hours (22 hours per week) for learners at level B2. The course is offered each semester from October to February and April to July. At the end of the course, you will take the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang).

    All future students who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking school are required to take the German Language University Entrance Exam (DSH) or an equivalent test. 

    The DSH tests your ability to speak and write German well enough to cope in a German-speaking academic environment. The level required by German universities is usually C1 or DSH-2.

    Course dates: 17 October 2016  - 2 February 2017 (holidays: 23 December 2016 - 8 January 2017)

    Course times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 09.30 - 12.45, Tuesday and Thursday, 09.30 - 13.30.

    Course fee: € 600 (refugees are exempt from fees for a year)

    What you need to register:

    1. A university entrance qualification, i.e. a school-leaving certificate allowing you to study at a German university 
    2. Knowledge of German at level B2. You may submit one of the following certificates:
    • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 or
    • Zertifikat Deutsch B2, TELC or
    • TestDaF with TDN 3 in all test sections or
    • a B2 certificate issued by a German university

    Other certificates issued by other institutions might be accepted at our discretion in individual cases. Mere attendance certificates without a test result will not be accepted.

    How to register:

    This semester's course is booked out. Registrations for next semester (April - July 2017) start on 15 November 2016. You'll find information on course dates and times and an application form shortly at this place.

    If you have any further questions, please contact us at dsh.intensivkurs@sk.hs-fulda.de

    Fulda Pre-Study: Intensive German course and study preparation

    The preparatory course "Fulda Pre-Study" is offered by the International Office. It is an excellent combination of intensive German language studies and courses that prepare international future students for academic studies and life in Germany.

    Please click here to access the Fulda Pre-Study website.

    All about the German Language University Entrance Exam (DSH)

    The DSH is a test at level C1/C2. In order to be admitted to the test, you need to have German skills at level B2. The test is offered at least four times a year at Fulda University. Both candidates for a study place at Fulda University who still need to submit a DSH certificate and external persons may apply for a place. Please have a look at the DSH website for further information in German.