Overview German Courses
German courses - winter semester 2020/21
German online-A1.1, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-A1.2, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-A2.1, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-A2.2, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-B1.1, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-B1.2, SWS 4, ECTS 6
German online-B2-Conversation and discussion, SWS 2, ECTS 3
German online-B2-Listening and writing, SWS 2, ECTS 3
German online-B2-Writing and grammar for academic texts, SWS 2, ECTS 3
German online-C1-Texts, structures and writing practice, SWS 2, ECTS 3
German online-A1 for international academic staff, SWS 6
German online-A1.2 for international academic staff, SWS 3
German online-A2 for international academic staff, SWS 3
German online-B1 for international academic staff, SWS 3
German online group-based courses
If you choose to take one of our online group-based courses to improve your German, you will meet up with your instructor and the other members of the course in an online classroom on our learning platform.
Your work will be done on the learning platform, where you will work independently on online exercises and tasks and be afforded a reasonable amount of flexibility to complete these tasks within the next week of the course. Your work will be closely supervised by your instructor and you will receive individual feedback on your own personal progress.
Several 90-minute live online sessions will be held in the virtual classroom on specified dates, which will be sent to you with further details of the course approx. 2 weeks before your course is due to start.
Combination of tasks and exercises which you complete on your own and which are then corrected automatically, and speaking and writing tasks (e.g. audio recordings and texts) which are assessed by your instructor (tutorial)
Joint group activities (e.g. blogs or forums) with the other members of the course (tutorial)
Which technical equipment do I need for an online course?
PC, laptop or tablet
Headset with microphone
Structure of the online course
Our online courses are a combination of asynchronous periods of study on the learning platform and synchronous periods of study in the virtual classroom. The learning goals and course content will be provided via the virtual classroon at the start of the course. Your instructor will make the material and tasks for a particular week available at the start of that week and will monitor your weekly progress. Your course is a regular course of 15 weeks which will take place during the semester. You should plan for a weekly workload of 2 or 4 SWS depending on the type of course and it is also a good idea to include time for daily training and practise on the learning platform. Your instructor will structure the course in such a way that the weekly workload is distributed evenly over the course.
If you successfully attain the language level you were aiming for and would like to obtain the ECTS credits, it is important that you adhere to the structure of the course and document that you have completed the necessary workload for the ECTS credits. At the beginning of the course, your instructor will tell you which criteria must be fulfilled to obtain the course certificate (3 ECTS credits for courses at B2 level and higher, 6 ECTS credits for courses on the sub-levels A1.1-B1.2).
How can I get maximum benefit from an online course?
Online learning requires good time management and the ability to organise your own work. You need to structure your working week. For each week of the course, you need to allocate some time specifically for your German course when you can concentrate on learning German without being disturbed. The best way is to do something to improve your German every day and to practise what you are learning as you go about your daily life. Use the feedback you get from your instructor to continually improve your language skills. "Mistakes" are positive and important when learning a new language. To gain maximum benefit, you need to continuously work on improving your own abilities with the support of your instructor.
Contribute to the group forums and interact with the other members of the course during the live sessions. The groups are international, and by exchanging ideas and communicating with the others in the group you will not only improve your spoken skills but also learn a lot about the other members. Two or more heads are better than one - and this is also true in the virtual world.
Course registration for students and staff at Bremen University, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, and Bremen University of the Arts
All students are requested to complete the form below by September 15, 2020:
Please send the completed form together with your confirmation of enrolment and your language certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to register for a beginners' course, please send the registration form and your confirmation of enrolment to email@example.com
You will automatically receive information about your course registration before the course begins. Please note that we will only reserve a place for you if we have received all the completed forms before the deadline stated.
Regular German courses for foreign students at the University of Bremen, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences, and the University of the Arts Bremen