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No courses with physical presence will be held at the Language Center of the University of Vienna until the end of December 2021. Until then, all courses will be held online. Further information on distance learning can be found on the Covid-19 information page.
 

Here you can find further information regarding distance learning.

(e-)Trimester Courses for German

These German courses take place in the mornings or evenings for 9 weeks.
We offer two different course types with 6 or 12 units per week. 

You can complete one resp. two course phases. The participation in the final exam and the certificate (with ECTS points) are part of the course.

We kindly ask you to register online via the respective links "courses" or "booking".

Course Dates

  • 11.10.2021 – 20.12.2021
  • 17.01.2022 – 18.03.2022 (Registration starts: 14.12.2021)
  • 28.03.2022 – 15.06.2022 (Registration starts: 10.03.2022)

e-Trimester Courses: Online teaching from A to Z

These courses are open for all interested individuals above the age of 16 years 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.

You will be able to complete this course online - no matter where you are.

  • 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.

Trimester Courses: On-site teaching on campus

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These courses are open for all interested individuals above the age of 16 years and 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 hygienic measures 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 Online and On-site Courses

Duration: 9 weeks
Intensity: 2 options

  • 6 units per week (54 units per course)
    2x/week, 3 units/day: Mon+Wed or Tue+Thu
    Course times: mornings, afternoons or evenings
    Tuition fees 2021/2022: EUR 400
  • 12 units per week (108 units per course)
    5x/week, 2.4 units/day: Mon–Fri
    Course times: mornings
    Tuition fees 2021/2022: EUR 710

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

Beginners

Please register for A1/1 beginners’ courses if you have no previous knowledge in German.

  • Courses A1/1: Online registration open to all people aged 16 and above from the start of registration

Continuing students

If you have already attended a course at the Language Center, you can register for the next level.

  • Courses for A1/2 and above: Online registration for the course with course level (A1/2-C2) is only possible with LOGIN

New students

If you already have previous knowledge of German:

Please register online for a course WITH PLACEMENT TEST.

  • The online registration is open to all people aged 16 and above from the start of registration. Information concerning the placement test procedures will be sent to you upon completion of the online booking.

New students who can produce an ÖSD or Goethe certificate issued within the last 12 months are not required to take the placement test. Please note that the certificate must show at least 80% of the points successfully completed in all four parts of the exam.

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

Placement test: via our learning platform Moodle and Zoom

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

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 placement test. Please note that the certificate must show at least 80% of the points successfully completed in all four parts of the exam.

Courses of 6 units per week: 1 course phase per trimester
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.

Courses of 12 units per week: 2 course phases per trimester
We offer 5 courses: the entire level of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1.

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.

Passing marks in the final examination result in the granting of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. The relevant study program of your university will have the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

4 ECTS: courses of 6 units
8 ECTS: courses of 12 units

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.