As an international student who is enrolled in one of the University's degree programmes, you have access to the German language courses offered by the Language Centre for free. The German courses for enrolled international students are offered at four levels of language ability. You may also take the subject-specific courses German for Law and German for Business and Economics. Before you start on a course, you will take a placement test to determine your existing language skills. You can also download a decision tree document to help you figure out the level of study likely to be right for you.
Find out more about German courses for enrolled international students on the Language Centre's web pages.
During the orientation weeks and at the start of the summer semester 2021, these are the important dates for students wishing to take German classes:
- German language placement test: from Tuesday, 06/04/2021, 11:00 until Thursday, 08/04/2021 22:00. For details, please contact the Language Centre.
- German language classes registration (Stud.IP): from Tuesday, 06/04/2021. For details, please contact the Language Centre.
- Drop-in sessions with tutors so you can ask questions about the German language classes:
From Tuesday, 06/04/2021 until Friday 09/04/2021, between 10 and 12 o'clock:
Tuesday and Thursday via Zoom (link to be announced - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
Wednesday and Friday in room NK 227 on campus (in the Nikolakloster building)
- Advisory drop-in session with teaching staff so you can ask questions about the language placement outcomes and course selection:
Tuesday,13/04/2021, 18:00-19:00 through Zoom (link to be announced - contact email@example.com for details)
Dina Omar – A1/A2
Melanie Kunz – B1/B2
Dieter Müller – C1/C2
For questions about German language classes: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience technological difficulties or any problems while taking the placement test: email@example.com
During the Orientation Weeks, placement tests for various language classes you can attend whilst studying in Passau have taken place. The tests were there to ensure you get the language level you need.
Before you can take part in a language course during the semester you had to take a placement test (Einstufungstest). Please find detailed information about the placement tests on the website of the Language Centre.
C-Tests (Online placement tests):
If you want to attend language classes in English, French, Spanish or Italian – and already have prior knowledge of that language – you have to take part in the C-Test (online placement tests) of the language you want to attend classes in. If you want to start afresh with a language you should simply choose level ‘Grundstufe 1’ (Foundation 1); in that case you do not need to sit a C-Test.
Dates for the C-Tests (no advance registration necessary): 06 April 21, 10 a.m., until 08 April 21, 10 p.m.