Intensive German Winter Course

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Our winter courses “Intensive German” for levels B1 - C1 ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
are designed for international students who have already reached level B1 ABOUT PROFICIENCY LEVELS:
Information regarding the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages can be found here .
and want to improve their German skills – in Germany!

You will take a placement test before the beginning of the programme so we can individually place you in a course at the appropriate level. The intensive classes focus on the four key competencies: reading, speaking, listening and writing. The course will expose you to the German language in various ways. The emphasis will be on the acquisition of language skills that are relevant in academic contexts, such as scientific writing and holding presentations. In class, you will deal with various issues related to university studies, such as the German education system, the future potential of German degree programmes, the special requirements of studying in times of digitization and the prerequisites for internships and academic exchanges in Germany.

During project days, both study-related and cultural topics will be worked on and further explored in a creative way, e.g. through expert lectures, discussions and visits to theatres or museums.

Regional and cultural studies play a central role in the Aachener Sprachwinter: you will learn a lot about various aspects of German culture in class. Outside the classroom you will experience a unique region of Germany which is close to Belgium, the Netherlands and France both in terms of geography and culture. As part of our multifaceted cultural and recreational programme, you can not only visit Aachen and the surrounding areas, but also our nearby neighbouring countries.


Course period:

The dates for the course in 2021 will be published in spring 2020.

The total number of teaching units Teaching units:
One teaching unit = 45 minutes
amounts to 170 (6 weeks). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate and 8 ECTS ECTS System:
Information regarding the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System can be found here .
points, depending on the course duration you chose.


Students can book a room or bed in student accommodation for the duration of the course

  • Single room
  • Single bed in twin room
  • Single bed in dorm room

All accommodation is located near Aachen city centre. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared between several residents. You can move into your room one day before the start of your course and keep it until the day after your course ends. A limited number of rooms is available, so we recommend booking in good time. To do so, please select your preferred accommodation in the course registration form. Of course you can also look for an accommodation yourself.



Register for the Intensive German Course of Aachener Sprachwinter
To register for an “Intensive German” course of Aachener Sprachwinter and to book your accommodation, please begin by filling out the application form. The course fee includes all lessons plus the cultural and recreational programme (excluding weekend trips).

I would like to register for a course "Intensive German" of Aachener Sprachwinter and confirm that I have previous knowledge of level B1 or higher.

Click here to check which nationalities require a visa to enter Germany. For candidates who require a visa, we can provide an official invitation document following receipt of payment.

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