International Programmes 2019/2020

Berlin Intensive: German for Technicians and Engineers Berlin Intensive: German for Technicians and Engineers

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau • Berlin

Course location
Berlin
In cooperation with
Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V. (IIK) in Berlin and Düsseldorf
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: C1, B2
Dates
Target group

The course is geared towards students and applicants with a B2 level of German who would like to study engineering (automation, materials science, electrical and computer engineering).

Description/content

Discover the work of engineers, learn technical terminology, and experience practical usage: these are the goals of our course "German for technicians and engineers".
Students and applicants of technical programmes will get to know the various fields of work of engineers. This course is a multidisciplinary approach to the language of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and mechanics.
The training focuses on language-related difficulties that students often experience when starting a technical study programme in Germany. Our experienced teachers help students to gain the necessary technical vocabulary (at a C1 level) for studying automation, electrical and computer engineering, and materials science. They teach our participants how to explain their solutions to typical study-related tasks in German. A range of topics are covered (explanation of technical processes, organic and inorganic materials, calculation with formula in German). Additionally, to improve their practical understanding, course participants will be introduced to technical processes in the fields of automobile construction, communication, and the production of consumer goods. Our excursions to local production companies are an integrated part of the course. These excursions help students to experience the work of engineers in real life.
Approx. 16 participants per course (maximum 25)

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Average number of hours per week
27
Average number of participants per group/course
19
ECTS credits (max.)
6
Dates and costs
  • August 04 - August 28, 2020 (Registration Deadline August 04, 2020), costs: EUR 550 DAAD scholarship application Reference number HSK-1393
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Funding

For this course DAAD university summer course scholarships (usually starting at language level B1) are available. If you wish to apply for this course, you can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the reference number HSK-1393.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: C1, B2
Language requirements

The topics of this course require a minimum German language level of B2. If a student's placement test does not show this level, the student may be placed in a general German language course of the same duration that better corresponds to his or her level. Additionally, he or she may participate in all the excursions to companies arranged for the "German for Engineers" course.

Submit application to

Technische Hochschule Wildau
c/o Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V.
Oudenarder Str. 16
13347 Berlin
Germany

Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

Single room (host family or shared flat, subject to availability): 540 EUR for four weeks
Double room (host family or shared flat): 395 EUR for four weeks per person (subject to availability).

Date of arrival: one day before course starts
Date of departure: one day after end of course

Meals

Meals are not included in the cost of the programme. You will need approx. 10 EUR per day for three meals per day.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Yes
Description of social and leisure programme

Join us and participants from around the world in our exclusive leisure time programme and experience culture, sports, parties, and pub nights. We also offer numerous excursions, for example, to Potsdam, Hamburg, or Leipzig (excursions cost from 5 to 50 EUR).

Free internet access
Yes
Support in visa matters
Yes
Pick-up service from train station/airport
Yes

Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau

LEARNING LANGUAGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY THE BERLIN WAY

The Technische Hochschule Wildau (TH Wildau) is a young campus university located south of Berlin with a strong focus on the future and on practical studies. It was founded in 1991 and is by now the largest university of applied sciences in the state of Brandenburg. On a modern and compact campus with a direct rail connection to Berlin, aspiring academics enjoy an ideal environment for their studies in a range of disciplines covering the natural sciences, engineering, economics, law, business administration and management.

The Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e.V. (IIK) is a non-profit organisation located in Berlin (and Düsseldorf) that promotes international exchange. The IIK's focus lies on developing participants' languages skills for either academic or professional purposes.

STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

  • Interactive whiteboards
  • iPads and apps used in class
  • Additional e-learning options with IIK's Moodle platform
  • Fast & free Wi-Fi access for all students

EXCELLENT TEACHING STANDARDS

  • Individual placement tests
  • Quick learning pace & regular tests
  • 10 course levels (A1 – C1)
  • Multinational groups
  • Globally recognised exams & certificates
  • Free additional services, e.g., individual homework assistance

HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

  • With German as their native language
  • With university degrees & GFL qualification
  • With professional teaching experience

SERVICES

  • Professional support with visa applications
  • Diverse cultural & recreational programme
  • Organised accommodation if requested
  • Service packages (breakfast + one main meal Monday to Friday, public transportation ticket, two excursions, pick-up service)
  • Study counselling and placement service
  • Enrolment in a low-priced health insurance if requested
  • Access to university libraries & cafeterias

University Location

Wildau

TH Wildau is a campus university. The teaching and administration buildings, dining room, and library are all located on an interconnected site by the Wildau S-Bahn train station, with direct access to Berlin. Therefore, studying in Wildau is exceptionally convenient because you don’t have any long journeys between classes.

The campus is located on a historic industrial and manufacturing site. Where once locomotives were built in vast production halls, today people study, teach, and research. Some of the teaching and laboratory facilities of the TH Wildau are housed within these historic walls, while others are housed in new buildings. This extraordinary mix of old and new continues to attract students and visitors with a passion for architecture.

Berlin

As the multicultural capital city with 3.5 million inhabitants, Berlin stands out not only as the centre of German politics but also as a world-renowned hub of culture, complex historic events, fashion, clubbing, and creativity. Berlin is home to numerous secondary schools and educational institutions, making it the perfect city in which to live and study.

German courses take place in Berlin Mitte, the central district of the city. The classrooms are located in the former factory complex that used to house Osram, a German company famous for all kinds of light bulbs. Around the historic building, you will find a vibrant neighbourhood with numerous cafés and restaurants where you can eat good and cheap meals.

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