German as a foreign language

We offer the following German courses to exchange students from our partner universities abroad as part of the General Study program in Heilbronn in the summer semester 2021.

Feel free to put your web camera on during the session.

810001 German as a foreign language 1, A1.1 (8 ECTS credits) with e-learning component
Group A
  • Lecturer: Dr. Elwira Bauer
  • Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Room: Online
  • Start from: Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5:30 p.m.
  • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.
810001 German as a foreign language 1, A1.1 (8 ECTS credits) with e-learning component
Group B
  • Lecturer: Heidrun Herbert and Dr. Alice Gruber
  • Monday & Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Room: Online
  • Start from: Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 7:00 p.m.
  • E-Learning Lecturer: Dr. Alice Gruber
  • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.
810002 German as a foreign language 2, A1.2 (6 ECTS credits) with e-learning component
  • Lecturer: Irina Stifter
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Room: Online
  • Start from: Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 5:30 p.m.
  • E-Learning Lecturer: Dr. Alice Gruber
  • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.
810003 German as a foreign language 3, A2.1 (8 ECTS credits) with e-learning component
  • Lecturer: Marion Klein-Rumpf
  • Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Room: Online
  • Start from: Wednesday, 30.09.20, 5:30 p.m.
  • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.
  • 810004 German as a Foreign Language 4, A2.2 (6 ECTS credits):  offered together with level A2.1 in summer semester 2021
    • 810005 German as a Foreign Language 5, B1.1 (6 ECTS credits): not offered in summer semester 2021
      810006 German as a Foreign Language 6, B1.2 (6 ECTS credits):
      • Lecturer: Heidrun Herbert
      • Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
      • Room: Online
      • Start from: Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5:30 p.m.
      • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.

      • 810007 German as a Foreign Language 7, B2.1 (6 ECTS credits): not offered in summer semester 2021
      • 81008 German as a foreign language 8, B2.2 (6 ECTS credits): offered together with C1.1 in summer semester 2021

      810009 Deutsch als Fremdsprache 9, C1.1 (6 ECTS Credits):
      • Lecturer: Kerstin Bischoff
      • Monday & Wednesday, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
      • Room: Online
      • Start from : Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5:30 p.m.
      • Note: The online sessions consist of group/pair work and a self study phase.

      The levels of German as a foreign language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

      The Guidelines for German as a Foreign Language set out the guidelines that students have to be followed:

      The written placement test takes place online. The students will be informed promptly. Registration for the placement test with Hannelore Lang and Kathrin Koç from the International Office. According to the test results, students will be assigned to one of the six level groups.

      You can find a sample test here.


      Participation in all German courses is compulsory.

      Exchange students who study in Heilbronn for more than one semester are automatically promoted to the next higher course in the following semester if they pass the exam. If they wish to skip a course level, they have to take the placement test again.

      Participation in more than one German course during a semester is possible in individual cases and after consultation with all participating lecturers. Please send an informal application (in writing) to Christa Wanek-Baumann.

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