(e-)February Intensive Courses for German

These German courses take place for 3 weeks and are offered online and offline.

  • Intensive courses 5x per week in the morning, 1 course phase (e.g. A1/1)


All courses include a final exam and a certificate with ECTS points.

These German courses are very popular among ERASMUS incoming students who wish to prepare for their studies in Vienna.

We kindly ask you to register online via our course booking system.

Course Dates

  • 07.02. – 24.02.2023  |  Registration starts: 10.01.2023

e-February Intensive Courses: Online teaching from A to Z

These courses are open to everyone aged 16 and over who want to study German online in our virtual classrooms.

You will communicate live with your German language instructor and the other course participants during your classes and the final exam.

Learn German from all over the world!

  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • Please note that the indicated course time corresponds to the local time in Vienna / Austria (CET/UTC+1). Before registering, please check the time zone difference at your local time and register for the course schedule most convenient for your location. If you need assistance, click here
  • The e-courses correspond to our usual courses on campus in terms of quality, learning progress and personal interaction. Therefore, the tuition fees we charge are the same. 
  • To participate in our online courses you need a stable internet connection (10 MBit/s Download, 5 MBit/s Upload. If you are unsure of the internet speed at your specific location, please check your connection here: https://www.speedtest.net). 
  • You will need a device with a microphone, speakers/headphones, a webcam and an (external) keyboard so that you can also perform your written tasks in the best possible way. You will work with word documents and other word-processing programs.
  • As virtual classroom, we use the external provider Zoom.
  • The textbooks are available at bookstores such as our cooperation partner Facultas am Campus, or as e-books on the publisher's websites worldwide.
    The textbook costs are not included in the course price. You will receive precise information about the required textbook after the placement test.

  • Additional learning materials and exercises will be accessible via the Moodle platform of the Language Center of the University of Vienna.

February Intensive Courses: On-site teaching on campus

These courses are open to everyone aged 16. They take place in our classrooms on campus and in the surrounding area. 

The group size is adapted to the size of the room in order to guarantee safety distances within the classroom.

  • You will learn in a group of 10–16 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • Special safety rules apply at all locations of the Language Center and in our classrooms to ensure healthy environment and comfort. 
  • This course is planned as an offline course on our premises on/near campus. However, please note that in case the government enforces another covid-19-related shutdown, we will have to switch this course to an online course.
  • The textbooks are available at bookstores such as our cooperation partner Facultas am Campus, or as e-books on the publisher's websites worldwide.
    The textbook costs are not included in the course price. You will receive precise information about the required textbook after the placement test.

  • Additional learning materials and exercises will be supplied as handouts or accessible via the Moodle platform of the Language Center of the University of Vienna.

Duration, Intensity, Course Times, Tuition Fees for February Intensive Courses on Campus

Duration: 3 weeks
Intensity: 5x/week, Monday–Friday
Teaching units/day: 4
Teaching units/week: 20 (total: 56 units per course)
Course times: mornings 9:00–12:15
Course fees 2023: EUR 460

1 teaching unit = 45 minutes
The schedule is available on the first day of registration.

New students

Beginners (A1/1):

  • If you have no prior knowledge of German, please register for an A1/1 beginners’ course.

    Online registration is open to everyone aged 16 and over as of respective registration dates.


With previous knowledge (starting from level A1/2):

  • If you have prior knowledge of German and if you can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate*, you can take the subsequent higher-level course. Please register online for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST and send your certificate to sprachenzentrumsymbolunivie.acpunktat. We will book your appropriate course phase and will send you a confirmation by e-mail.

    * Please note that in order  to be accepted, your certificate must be issued within the last 12 months and  the scores for each of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) must be at least 80%.
     
  • If you do not have an ÖSD or Goethe certificate, please register for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST. Information concerning the placement test procedures will be sent to you upon completion of the online booking.

    Online registration is open to everyone aged 16 and over as of respective registration dates.


Continuing students

  • If you have successfully completed a course at the Language Center within the last year, you can register for the next course phase.

    Online registration for a specific course level (A1/2–C2) is available as of respective registration dates. Please use your personal LOGIN.
     
  • If your last course at the Language Center was more than a year ago, you are required to take another placement test.

    Please register for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST.

The test consists of a written and an oral part. Further information on the placement test procedures and a test invitation will be sent to you upon completion of the online booking.

You are required to take a placement test if:

  • this is your first German course at the Language Center and you have prior knowledge of German (from A1/2).
  • your last German course at the Language Center was more than a year ago.
  • you have an ÖSD or Goethe certificate issued more than 12 months ago or with scores lower than 80% for each of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).


The placement test is conducted online via Zoom and our Moodle learning platform.

The February intensive course covers 1 course phase.
We offer 11 course phases: A1/1, A1/2, A2/1, A2/2, B1/1, B1/2, B2/1, B2/2, C1/1, C1/2, C2.

The minimum eligibility requirements for a course certificate are as follows:

  • minimum 75% attendance of the total course duration
  • participation in the final examination (further information on disability-friendly exams)

You will receive your certificate on the last day of the course.

Successfull completion of the final examination will result in the participant being awarded 4 ECTS credits. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

In case of the student's absence at the final exam or failing grades, ECTS points cannot be awarded. Nevertheless, participants who fulfill the minimum attendance requirement of 75% may receive an attendance confirmation letter at the end of the course.