German Language and Culture - Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1, Short Course | Freie Universität Berlin | Berlin, Germany
42 days
1850 EUR/full
1850 EUR/full
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The German Language and Culture - Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1 course is offered at Freie Universität Berlin.

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The German Language and Culture - Semi-Intensive German Language Beginner A1 course offered at Freie Universität Berlin focuses on encounters with various written, spoken and audio-visual texts and exchanges with other course participants. You will develop basic competencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and an understanding of German culture while being enabled to learn reflectively and strategically.

Key facts:

The course addresses cultural, political, and historical aspects of the city of Berlin and the German-speaking countries, which you will analyze and compare with your own background and experiences. At the end of the course, you will be able to deal with a range of everyday situations (in a German-speaking environment) and engage in simple conversations.


Wheelchair-accessible housing is available upon request. Please see our website for a full description of the furnished single-occupancy studio apartment and note that the registration deadline for this housing option is one month before the regular registration deadline!

About FUBiS

The Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for three to six weeks and take place both in summer and winter.


Students can choose between subject courses (mostly taught in English) and German language and culture courses. The 50+ subject courses are offered within the fields of Architecture, Art History, Politics, Law, History, Media Studies, Economics, Sustainability, Literature, Philosophy, Film, and Music. German language and culture courses are available for up to five different levels of proficiency.

Field Trips

Field trips are an integral part of all our courses. In addition, FUBiS offers excursions such as to the Berlin Reichstag building (seat of the German Parliament) and a guided tour through the underworlds of Berlin, or a day trip to Potsdam.

Programme Structure

Recommended Course Combinations (Selection)

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Student Testimonials

  • "I've had a great experience here and would definitely recommend FUBiS to anyone looking to study abroad."
  • "The teaching quality was excellent! I am very glad that I came to this course."
  • "Am appreciative for the FUBiS staffs for taking quick actions and responses to any needs from the students.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 42 days

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age and should have completed at least one year of higher education (college or university) at the beginning of the FUBiS program. However, registrants to the FUBiS program do not have to be enrolled in any program at the point of their registration.

  • FUBiS also accepts registrations by adult learners and professionals. Please note that credits can only be awarded if you are currently/ have been enrolled at a university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1850 EUR for the full programme during 42 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1850 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1850 EUR for the full programme during 42 days.

Programme fee: € 300

Early registration discount: - € 50

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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