HUWISU | Summer on Campus
Semi-intensive German Course

Berlin in the Summer (course levels: beginners to intermediate level, A1-B2) [S2]

Experience Berlin in the summer 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
July 15, 2024 – Aug. 9, 2024 Session II
German Language
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
May 15, 2024, 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 three times a week.

The participants will be placed in different groups according to their results in the placement test shortly before the start of the course.

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

Monday: 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm & 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Tuesday: 9.00 am – 10.30 am & 11.00 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am – 10.30 am & 11.00 am – 12.30 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.


Cultural activities
You are welcome to join our cultural program with an excellent selection of excursions, sports activities, and social gatherings. It is the perfect setting for getting to know each other and for experiencing the varous facets of Berlin. There are no additional costs for participation in the activities.

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
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 (A2) up to intermediate level (B1/ 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.

Allocation to a certain language level is based on information provided during registration and a placement test, which is done online shortly before the course starts.

Die Zuweisung zu einer Niveaustufe erfolgt auf Grundlage der Angaben während der Registrierung sowie durch einen Online-Sprachtest kurz vor Kursbeginn.

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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