Language and Short Courses 2018/2019

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Language and Society in Modern Germany Language and Society in Modern Germany

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
Bayreuth
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
Dates
Target group

The summer university welcomes all students who are interested in studying German in an international atmosphere.

Description/content

The language classes offered at the Summer University in Bayreuth combine both language acquisition and the development and training of intercultural competence since they are based on current topics in Germany. Additionally, grammar structures as well as speech and dialogue exercises are trained with material that reflects real-life situations.

Within each level, all courses deal with the following regional topics with varying degrees of difficulty:

  • Germany through the eyes of an outsider
  • Everyday life in Germany
  • Regional variety
  • Cultural variety

At the Summer University Bayreuth, you have the chance to meet students from more than 40 countries. The culturally diverse backgrounds of the students turn discussions into a personal experience and a source of knowledge.

The language courses in the mornings (20 hours per week) are supplemented by compulsory special classes in the afternoons with eight hours per week (in total 28 hours per week). You can choose between the following compulsory subjects: Communication Course, European Studies, Film Culture, Journalism and Media, Music and Musical Life, Cultural Studies and Literature, Preparation for the TestDaF Exam, Training for Teachers of German as a Foreign Language or Business Communication. The communication courses are open for students from all language levels. For the other specialised courses, the minimum language level is B2 or C1. Details can be found under the descriptions of the specialised courses.
Our weekly programme will be rounded off by additional offers like seminars on German culture, an international choir, a theatre workshop, film nights, sports and a literature café. These additional offers amount to at least 12 hours per week.

Average number of hours per week
28
Average number of participants per group/course
15
ECTS credits (max.)
4
Dates and costs
  • August 05 - August 30, 2019 (Registration Deadline June 15, 2019), costs: EUR 759.00 DAAD scholarship application Reference number HSK-0058
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
Further information on dates and prices.

Additional costs can be incurred for the optional parts of the cultural programme (museum visits, excursions).

Funding

For this course DAAD university summer course scholarships (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-0058.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: All levels
Language requirements

No special requirements

Submit application to

www.sommeruni-bayreuth.de

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

We organise single room accommodation. Students may choose between a room in a student dormitory or in a private shared flat. The dormitories feature two-, four-, five- and six-student apartment units, each with a kitchen and single occupancy bedrooms. All dormitories are equipped with a common room as well as a TV room. Dishes and linen are available. In shared apartments, kitchens and bathrooms are shared. Costs for accommodation are about 290 EUR per month plus a deposit fee of 100 EUR.

Meals

The students' dormitories and private shared flats are equipped with cooking facilities. Several grocery stores and restaurants are to be found in the city centre.

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

The course fee includes various leisure time activities: literature café, academic seminars, international choir, theatre workshops, cinema, sports programme, and the almost legendary Summer University parties.
Cultural immersion opportunities include the following: museum visits, local trips, guided city tours. These excursions cost between one and six EUR. We also offer trips, e.g., to Nuremberg, Leipzig, Dresden or Bamberg, which cost between 10 and 30 EUR.

Free internet access
Yes
Support in visa matters
Yes
Pick-up service from train station/airport
No

University of Bayreuth

On the green campus of the University of Bayreuth, people and ideas meet. The academic life is colourful and more personal than in large universities. Top-level research, teaching according to the most modern methods, internationality and diversity, springboard our students into successful careers – that is what the University of Bayreuth stands for.

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