Heidelberg University

Course I - Intermediate Level


Teaching is based on refreshing and expanding participants' current knowledge of German grammar; developing their comprehension of literary texts, newspaper and magazine articles; and encouraging participants to develop their written and conversational skills on topical subjects.

Participants receive 20 hours of teaching in the morning per week.

Teaching for all courses takes place in groups of about 16.

Intermediate groups - GeR/CEF B1/2, B2/1, B2/2*

for participants with a sound knowledge of German


Groups use:
"Hering/Matussek/Perlmann-Balme", ÜBUNGSGRAMMATIK FÜR DIE MITTELSTUFE, Buch mit beigelegtem Lösungsschlüssel, Deutsch als Fremdsprache;
€ 19,95; Hueber-Verlag München 2009

Further educational material will be provided.


Complementary Afternoon Classes

  • discussions about German culture and civilisation
  • translation exercises from participants' native languages into German
    (the Summer School can offer to correct translations from English and Italian.)
  • correct German spelling - spelling exercises
  • pronunciation exercises
  • "Real life situations"
  • Reading skills - The German Newspaper
  • Fun readings
  • preparatory course for the "Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung" (ZMP)


Complementary Afternoon Classes Open to All

  • The Changes Eros Underwent in Art and Literature
  • Changes in the German language
  • The criminal literature - a mirror of the society
  • From the German "Sonderweg" to integration - Decisive moments in German history
  • Legal terminology


* GeR/CEF: Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen
                     Common European Framework


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The programme may be subject to change.
Requests concerning this page to: Philippe Bayer; February, 16th 2010