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Courses for international exchange students

Courses in German:
International exchange students with a good command of German (minimum B2 level) are welcome to attend any offered courses during first (winter) and second (summer) semester. Students without fluency in German but a good command of English (at least B2) can attend all of our English-taught courses.

Courses in English:
All courses in our English department are held in English. Additionally, during the second semester, there is a wide range of other courses taught in English. First semester: English Department (Literature, Linguistics, Area Studies, TESL) Second semester: English Department (Literature, Linguistics, Area Studies,
TESL), Intercultural Studies, Education, Teaching Methodologies

Especially for Early Childhood Education students:
Our Early Childhood Education department is offering a 30 ECTS programme “Exploring the World: Play, Culture, and Family in Early Childhood Education”
which is taught in English (second semester only / detailed programme see downloadbox).

German Cultural Studies:
We offer a course “German Cultural Studies” for all international students, which is taught in German (first semester) or English (second semester). This mandatory 3 ECTS course includes the orientation week at the beginning of the semester and lectures and a variety of cultural activities and field trips (at no extra costs!) during the semester.

German language courses:
On-going courses during the semester free of charge: beginners level A1 (only second semester) and different advanced levels.

Practice teaching:
Observation in nursaries and school classes of all age groups; opportunities to teach different subjects actively in grades 1 – 4 or 5 – 9/10; recommended language skills for actively teaching: C1.
Practice teaching in English is also possible, especially in secondary schools. For further information please contact the International Office.