German language programme

Our German courses are available at all levels from A1 to C1. 

Language courses and DSH preparatory training are currently offered free of charge. Please note: participation is exclusively reserved for our regular students and exchange students from our international partner universities.

Prior to attending a course, you will need to take a placement test. The coordinator will inform you about the dates.

Before the semesters begin, intensive language courses are offered at several levels.

As an exchange student, you can attend our German courses during your stay in Mannheim.

Participants in the international degree programmes will usually begin taking intensive courses in September and continue developing their proficiency up to DSH level before obtaining their bachelor's or master's degree.

The actual DSH exam is taken at the external Mannheim examination centre, which charges a registration fee.

Even if you have already passed the DSH exam or equivalent, you can still improve your command of German by attending our German courses for academic purposes.

Level

CEFR

Course

Period

Number of teaching units**

Elementary

A 1.1

Beginners Intensive 

Prior to winter semester (September)*

60

A 1.2 - A 2.2

German 1

Winter/summer semester  

120

A 2.2 / B 1.1

Supplementary 1

September/ 
February-March*

50 - 60

Intermediate

B 1.1 - B 2.2

German 2

Winter/summer semester 

90

B 2.2

Supplementary 2

September/ 
February-March*

50 - 60

Advanced

B 2.2 - C 1

German 3

Winter/summer semester  

90

Exam training

DSH Intensive

September/ 
February-March*

60

Complete

 

520 - 540


 * semester break
** one teaching unit is 45 minutes