HUWISU | Winter on Campus
Semi-intensive German Course

Berlin in the Winter (course levels: elementary to intermediate level, A1-B2)

Experience Berlin in the winter and learn German at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. This course is specifically designed for those who are seeking instruction in the German language and who would love to get a glimpse of Germany's capital.

Course Period
Jan. 8, 2024 – Jan. 26, 2024 
Language, Literature & Creative Writing
Course Levels
Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.
Class Size

max. 12-15 participants

Credits and Certificate

Participants will receive 6 ECTS credit points and a certificate if they attend classes regularly (at least 80% attendance) and participate actively. Additionally, six weeks after the end of the course a Transcript of Records is issued by Humboldt-Universität.

Application Deadline
Nov. 15, 2023, or when participant quota is reached
Course Fee

The course focuses on the development of communicative competence in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, grammar and writing.
According to self-assessment and “Sprachpass”, the participants are placed in groups of different language levels. For the best outcome to support the students' progress, different methods are used according to the level and topics covered in class. According to the level of the participants, there might be a focus on certain exercises, in-class discussions and activities.

The respective schedule and content strongly depend on different aspects such as the course book and reading materials, the background of the students and personal interests in terms of topics.

Course Program
Course structure

The language course comprises a total of 45 hours and takes place four times a week. The participants will be placed in different groups according to their results in the placement test on the first course day.

The courses are grouped into different time tracks.
Your course will take place in "Track A".

Monday & Friday: 9.00 am – 10.30 am & 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Tuesday: 5.05 pm – 6.35 pm & 6.45 pm – 7.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm – 3 pm & 3.20 pm – 4.50 pm



Components of the language lessons are:

  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Writing
  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • Pronunciation

This language course can be combined with a subject course held in English.


Cultural activities
HUWISU offers a fine selection of interesting extra-curricular activities and aims to give all participants an unforgettable stay in Berlin. Your program includes excursions, sport activities and social gatherings providing you the opportunity to get to know the city, the university and to meet students from all parts of the world. The costs for these offers are included in the course fees.

Activities and tours we offer regularly: Federal Chancellery, German Parliament, House of Representatives, Topography of Terror, Political Archive, Museum Island, Kreuzberg Tour, Daytrip to Potsdam, Exhibitions…

Language Skills
German A1
Student Profile

Undergraduate, graduate students as well as Ph.D. candidates who are interested in a semi-intensive language course which can be combined with a subject course.

Students without previous knowledge of German can participate in the course as well as students of German from elementary level (A1/ A2)  to upper intermediate level (B2).

The levels are based on the guidelines set by the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

The course is especially suitable for participants who are primarily seeking instruction in the German language and prefer to discover Berlin on their own as well as for students who would like to combine the German course with a content course taught in English.

Participants must be at least 18 years old.

TBA - Qualified language teachers

The lecturers all have academic degrees and international teaching experience. In the varied teaching sessions they are highly committed to the learning progress of the students.

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