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Learn German in Berlin, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 1 month
University rank #148 (QS) Berlin, Germany
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this program has been cancelled for 2020. Please check our website for the new TU Berlin Summer University Online program. This course is an introduction to German and is aimed at beginners. Within four weeks, this course will help you to develop basic competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in German.
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This course is designed to be taken together with our courses in Terms 2, 3 or 4, to give participants maximum value from their time in Berlin.

The program

The primary goal of language instruction should be the development of communication. To achieve this, you must engage in as many communicative situations as possible, and the course is designed to provide you with ample opportunities in the classroom and on a course-related excursion to do so.

The course follows the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for level A1 (beginners with no prior knowledge), which will be achieved by the end of the course. Equal emphasis will be given to five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture. 



Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to deal with everyday situations in a German speaking environment and conduct simple conversations (e.g. at the grocery store, in a restaurant, at a public office)
  • Be able to understand discussions on familiar topics
  • Have developed reading strategies that allow you to understand simple newspaper articles as well as short literary texts
  • Have learnt how to write, revise, and proofread short texts in German
  • Achieve CEFR German level A1


Aimed at Beginners.


Dr. Jasmin Krakenberg is a Visiting Lecturer of Germanics at the University of Washington, Seattle. She has considerable experience in the classroom at both private and public institutions in Germany and the United States. She has designed and taught courses in communicative and task-based language acquisition at every level, courses that stimulate meaning-focused language use.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are the following: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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The course fee covers both tuition and learning materials, a public transportation ticket for Berlin, Wi-Fi access on the TU Berlin Campus and library access.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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