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Semester Courses: German as a Foreign Language

German Language Courses

During the winter term from October to March and the summer term from April to September, we offer

General Language Courses
  • Evening courses at all language levels
  • Pronounciation and grammar course (B1/B2)
  • Four-week intensive courses in July
Academic German (level B2 and higher)
  • Law and economics
  • Natural sciences, technology and medicine
  • Humanities/philosophy/history/politics
Preparatory Courses for Certificates
  • DSH - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang
  • Studienvorbereitung
  • Wissenschaftliches Schreiben
  • TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
German courses for international exchange students

who are enrolled at the University of Freiburg as part of ERASMUS or a partner programme. These courses are free of charge. You can find an overview about these courses» here.

You will receive a graded certificate (Schein) stating your CEFR language level and ECTS credits when you successfully participate in a course.


Please find all information on our courses as well as the online registration in our

Course Catalogue


Language Level and Self-Assessment

There will be a mandatory placement test in the evening courses as well as in the grammar course and the pronounciation course.

Please make sure that you choose the right course level by assessing your CEFR language level before registering!


Registration and Course Fees

If you have questions, please contact us before registering.

You can find all the information on course registration and fees here:



Language Tests and Certificates

We organise the DSH-examinations and advise students on the TestDaF.

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University of Freiburg
Language Teaching Centre (SLI)
Universitätsstraße 5
79098 Freiburg



Hans Overmann
Hans Overmann
Director of Studies

Tel: +49 761 203-5470
Fax: +49 761 203-3516
Room 02 006, 2nd floor

Office hours:
For the time being, we can only respond to e-mails.


Ute Nasarek 
Ute Nasarek
Lector, Coordinator of P-courses:
International Exchange Programmes

Tel: +49 761 203-3272
Fax: +49 761 203-3516
Room 02 007, 2nd floor


Office hours:
For the time being, we can only respond to e-mails.


Sabine Nagel
Sabine Nagel
Lector, Coordinator of TestDaF

Tel: +49 761 203-3271
Fax: +49 761 203-3516
Room 02 009, 2nd floor


Office hour:
For the time being, we can only respond to e-mails.


Office German as a Foreign Language (DaF)

Office hours:

The office is closed until further notice. For the time being, we can only respond to e-mails.

Room 02 009, 2nd floor


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