German as a foreign language

Course information

We offer German as a Foreign Language courses at 10 different levels: 4 courses for basic users (Grundstufe), 4 courses for independent users (Aufbaustufe) and 2 courses for advanced users (Oberstufe).

The courses for basic, independent and advanced users (Grundstufe, Aufbaustufe and Oberstufe) comprise of 3 hours a week plus one hour tutorial, an equivalent of 4.5 ECTS-credits.

In addition, the Language Centre offers in the winter semester the 2-hour courses "Learn German and make radio programmes" and "Academic German: Oral Skills" and in the summer semester the 2-hour courses "Cultural Discoveries: Austria and the German speaking countries" and "Academic German: Written Skills"

Course requirements:
Min. 80% attendance, active participation, written assignments, mid-term and end-term test, oral exam

There are placement tests to assess your language competence for each course from basic level II (Grundstufe II).

Courses in the summer term

Course Prerequisite Target level
Grundstufe I -- A1
Grundstufe II A1 A1+/A2
Grundstufe III A1+/A2 A2/A2+
Grundstufe IV A2/A2+ A2+/B1
Aufbaustufe I A2+/B1 B1/B1+
Aufbaustufe II B1/B1+ B1+/B2
Aufbaustufe III B1+/B2 B2/B2+
Aufbaustufe IV B2/B2+ B2+/C1
Oberstufe II C1 C1+
Kulturfunde:Österreich und
die deutschsprachigen Länder
B1 B1+
Deutsche Wissenschaftssprache
schriftlich
B2+ C1

Courses in the winter term

Course Prerequisite Target level
Grundstufe I -- A1
Grundstufe II A1 A1+/A2
Grundstufe III A1+/A2 A2/A2+
Grundstufe IV A2/A2+ A2+/B1
Aufbaustufe I A2+/B1 B1/B1+
Aufbaustufe II B1/B1+ B1+/B2
Aufbaustufe III B1+/B2 B2/B2+
Aufbaustufe IV B2/B2+ B2+/C1
Oberstufe I                 B2+/C1 C1
Deutsch lernen und
Radio machen
B1 B1+
Deutsche Wissenschaftssprache
mündlich                
B2+ C1
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