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Summer Intensive Courses

Learn German in July | August | September

Study German at the Language Center of the University of Vienna this coming Summer 2020!

Our popular one-month intensive courses in July and August as well as our three-week intensive course in September are all scheduled to take place this coming summer. And the good news is - this year we offer both e-German courses online and offline German courses on campus.

Our courses are open for everyone from the age of 16. As a participant, you will benefit from our numerous years of experience and our highly-qualified teachers, as well as the multicultural atmosphere in our courses. In addition to German lessons, we will provide you with a variety of tips for real and virtual excursions in and around Vienna!

This way you will learn German with the feeling of being in Vienna - no matter where in the world you happen to be.

Course Dates

  • 07.07.2020 - 31.07.2020
  • 04.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 
  • 01.09.2020 - 18.09.2020 

Hello from Vienna: e-German Courses

… Learners of German from around the world meet in our virtual classrooms

Our e-German courses will offer you the online version of the courses you would expect from regular courses held at our Language Center. You will communicate live with our experienced and highly-qualified teachers and learn German at the highest level.

The lessons will be just as interactive and comprehensive as our regular courses on campus. Your biggest advantage is that you can now participate in your course from anywhere in the world!

 

  • Please note that the indicated course time corresponds to the local time in Vienna / Austria (CEST/UTC+2). 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
  • You will learn in a group of 10–14 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • 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. 
  • We will provide you with various tips on virtual tours in and around Vienna and offer opportunities for networking with other German learners. So you will have the feeling of being right here on the spot.

  • 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 microphone and speakers/headphones and a webcam. We strongly recommend using a device with an (external) keyboard so that you can also perform your written tasks in the best possible way.
  • As virtual classroom, we use an external provider.
  • The textbooks are available at bookstores 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.

  • Users of e-books will find a handbook for the e-book activation here:
    A1-B1 → Hueber-Verlag
    B2 and above → Klett-Verlag
  • Additional learning materials and exercises will be accessible via the Moodle platform of the Language Center of the University of Vienna.

Hello in Vienna: German Courses on Campus

… Learners of German meet in our classrooms in the heart of Vienna

If you live in Vienna or another place in Austria, or if the current international travel regulations allow you to travel to Vienna, we look forward to your participation in our intensive German courses on campus.

We are also happy to arrange accommodation for you in conveniently-located student dormitories.

 

  • You will learn in a group of 10–14 students and benefit from personal support by the instructor. 
  • Special hygienic measures apply at all locations of the Language Center and in our classrooms to ensure healthy environment and comfort. Further information will be provided in due course.
  • 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.
  • We will provide you with various tips on how to spend your time in Vienna and offer opportunities for networking with other German learners.

Accommodation in student dorms

We are happy to organize accommodation for the duration of your German course in July, August and September in a student residence. 

Please choose your course plus single room or twin bedded room in our booking system.

Further information

  • 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.

  • Users of e-books will find a handbook for the e-book activation here:
    A1-B1 → Hueber-Verlag
    B2 and above → Klett-Verlag
  • 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 online and offline courses

July and August:

Duration: 4 weeks, 57 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 3 units/day
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Course time: Monday - Friday, 9.15 a.m. - 12 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)

Tuition fees:
Course: EUR 395 (instead of 505)
Course + single room: EUR 975 (instead of 1,085)
Course + twinbed room: EUR 900 (instead of 1,010)

September:

Duration: 3 weeks, 56 teaching units
Intensity: 5x/week, 4 units/day
1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Course time: Monday - Friday, 9.15 a.m. - 1 p.m. (CEST/UTC+2)

Tuition fees:
Course: EUR 385 (instead of 495)
Course + single room: EUR 885 (instead of 995)
Course + twinbed room: EUR 815 (instead of 1,010)

The summer intensive courses cover one course phase per month.

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.

Comprehensive online placement tests ensure that our course participants are assigned to the appropriate course level. These tests are mandatory for new students.

You will receive information about the test procedure and an invitation one week before the course starts, at the latest. The test consists of a written and an oral part. For the oral part, you need a stable internet connection and microphone, speakers/headphones and a webcam. You can use your smart phone if you wish.

No placement test is required for beginner students at the A1/1 level or students who have previously attended German courses at the Language Center.
New students who can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate issued within the last 12 months are not required to take the placment test. Please note that the certificate must show at least 80% of the points successfully completed in all four parts of the exam.

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

  • minimum 75% attendance of the total course duration
  • participation in the final examination

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

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 from the office of the Language Center.

Successful completion of the final examination will result in the participant being awarded 4 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.