International Fall Courses German and English September 2013
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Here’s what you can expect at the University of Freiburg Language Teaching Centre:
- German Language and Culture
- English Language Course
- Small class sizes with a maximum of 15 participants
- Professional language instruction with experienced teaching staff
- Competently taught knowledge necessary for a course of studies at German universities (please also see the Introductory courses)
- Interesting exercise courses, seminars and lectures
- The opportunity for computer-assisted individual practice in the language laboratory
- A great variety of leisure activities
- Excursions in and around Freiburg (e.g. the Black Forest and the Alsace region of France)
- Accommodation at student dormitories and shared flats
- dates and fees
- course description
- afternoon program
- course materials
- placement test
- certificate and ECTS-points
- arrival, transport, food, internet
- leisure programme
- conditions of participation, registration and payment
- online registration
- information on the university, the city and the region
- SLI film
Registration: 15th April to 31st July 2013
Arrival: 2nd September 2013, 9:00 h - 21:00 h
First day of class: 3rd September 2013
Last day of class: 26th September 2013
Departure: 27th September 2013 until 10:00 h
Course fee: 580 € (German Language and Culture for ERASMUS students of the University of Freiburg 480 €)
The course fee includes
- 72 hours of language instruction in the morning (18 days with 4x45 minutes of class)
- optional participation in the exercise courses, seminars and lectures in the afternoon
- the opportunity to use computer-assisted self-learning mechanisms in our language laboratory
- course materials
- use of the PC-Pools and Wireless LAN at the university
- the chance to eat in the university cafeteria (Mensa) at student rates
- participation in the leisure program (not entrance fees, food and drinks)
- information and orientation for a course of studies at German universities
In our digitalized language laboratory (Sprachlabor), students can use self-study materials for individual practice of listening comprehension, grammar and pronunciation by choosing from a wide range of audio material and online exercises. The language laboratory is open from Monday to Thursday 14:00 h to 19:00 h and Friday 13:00 h to 18:00 h.
German Language and Culture and English Course: 3rd to 26th September, Monday to Friday 9:15 h -10:45 h and 11:15 h -12.45 h
Exercise courses, seminars and lectures (optional): 9th to 20th September, Monday to Friday 14:15 h -15:45 h and 16:00 h -17:30 h
Individual practise in the language laboratory (optional): 4th to 24th September, Monday to Thursday 14:00 h -19:00 h and Friday 13:00 to 18:00 h
Course materials are compiled by our teachers especially for the courses and are included in the course fee.
To ensure that you will be learning in the class group matching your language level, an online placement test will be taken before courses begin. You will receive detailed information and advice by email after your registration has been completed.
You will be asked to indicate your approximate CEFR language level in the registration form. For information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), please click here.
A graded certificate will be issued to all participants at the end of the course. It will include your individual language level following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) as well as your ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
Language course in the morning: 4 ECTS credits for regular attendance and proof of performance
1 language practice module, seminar or lecture: 1 ECTS credit for regular attendance
Language laboratory: 1 ECTS credit for 30 hours of workload
Maximum number of ECTS credits: 6
Single rooms at student dormitories and shared flats in Freiburg may be arranged upon request from 2nd to 27th September 2013. Please choose "with room" in the online registration form.
Room fee: 270 €
The single rooms measure between 12 and 15 m² in size. They are furnished with bed, pillow and bedcover, bed linen, cupboard, table and chair. The flat will include a shared kitchen, bathroom, and in some cases a lounge area that will be shared with flatmates or other residents within the same unit. Washing machines are also available. There is no guarantee that cooking utensils will be available in the kitchen. During your stay you will be responsible for the cleanness of your room. Together with your flatmates you will have to keep the common areas (kitchen and bathroom) clean. Shopping facilities are located near the flats. The flats are located close to the town centre, with a maximum ride of 20 minutes by bus or tram to the university and the city centre. You are requested to keep the noise down after 10 p.m. For organizational reasons a room will be allocated to you.
The rooms are available from 2nd to 27th September 2013, 10:00 h. Should you arrive before or leave after the stated time and need accommodation in Freiburg, you can find lodging here:
Tel.: 0049 (0)761 67656
Fax: 0049 (0)762 60367
From Euro-Airport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (www.euroairport.com) you can easily reach Freiburg by bus. The schedule is available at www.freiburger-reisedienst.de. From Frankfurt am Main airport (www.frankfurt-airport.de) you can travel to Freiburg by train. Tickets and schedules are available at www.bahn.de. Due to its excellent connection to the highway, Freiburg is also easy to reach by car.
Detailed directions from Freiburg central station to our course office and a location map will be sent to you with your registration documents via post and email.
Information on transport in Freiburg is available at www.freiburg.de under the heading "Mobilität und Verkehr". Please consult www.bahn.de to find out about train connections and prices when travelling in Germany.
The experience of regional studies is not only conveyed through language instruction in our courses, but also outside the classroom in the form of a weekly changing leisure and social programme. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities in and around Freiburg. Our student tutors organize city tours, pub nights, game and cooking nights, museums visits, as well as excursions to places of interest in the region. These activities give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Freiburg and the surrounding area in small groups.
There will be a number of Saturday excursions, for instance to an original Black Forest village or to France. Excursion fees are between 15,- and 30,- €. You will find the detailed program in your course booklet upon arrival. As the number of participants is limited to 40 or 50 persons, please be aware that you may not be able to participate in all day trips.
If you need a visa for the Federal Republic of Germany, please be sure to contact the responsible German Consulate or Embassy in your home country in good time. As soon as your registration and payment has been completed, we will send you an official invitation for your visa request by post as well as by email.
In case you would like to travel to Switzerland (e.g. to Basel, which is only 60 km from Freiburg), please find out if you need a visa from the responsible Consulate or Embassy for Switzerland in your home country before departure.
As an international language student you are not automatically insured against illness and accidents. We recommend you to contact your insurance company in good time to find out about your coverage. As you may be responsible for any damage you may cause e.g. in your dormitory room, we also recommend a public liability insurance.
All participants who have reached the age of 17 by the start of the course are welcome to join the International Language Courses.
Please bring a current photo in passport size (about 35 x 45 mm) for your participant ID.
If you withdraw from the program up to 20 days before courses begin, 50% of the course fee can be refunded. Regrettably, if you withdraw less than 20 days before courses begin, no refund is possible.
Please apply only if you are sure that you want to participate in the course.
15th April to 31st July 2013
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any question. We are happy to help you and we look forward to your participation.
Office no. 03 002, 03 003, 03 004
Fax +49 761 203-8959
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