German language course LMU Munich


The IUCM offers additional language courses (German) each semester, under the authority of the LMU International Affairs Office. The courses are intended for:

  • Students
  • Graduate students
  • Guest scientists

The additional language course each semester is a general language course, but with extra emphasis placed upon the special language requirements of students, graduate students and guest scientists at the university. The course also provides language materials pertaining to university specific communication during instruction. Additional topics covered pertain to university organization and academic studies.

Courses are available for participants with the following language proficiencies:

  • A1, A2 GER (“Grundstufe”)
     Participants with little or no German language skills.
  • B1, B2 GER (“Mittelstufe”)
     Participants who would like to improve and enlarge their basic language skills.
  • C1 GER (“Oberstufe”)
    Participants with good or very good language skills who would like to further improve and enlarge their proficiency.

Course A1 / A2 (“Grundstufe”) 

  • Basic German grammar: Improvement of communication skills for everyday life, studies and career
  • Advancement of skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension
  • Regional and cultural studies

Course B1 / B2 (“Mittelstufe”)

  • German grammar: Review and expansion; Focus point: Structures for university communication
  • Spoken communication for everyday life, studies and career (e.g. on the telephone, discussions, presentations)
  • Writing skills for both everyday and university communication (e.g. e-mails, hand-outs)
  • Reading newspaper articles
  • Regional and cultural studies

Course C1 (“Oberstufe”) 

  • German grammar: Review and deepening of understanding; Focus point: Scientific language structures, such as in academic writing
  • Spoken communication: discussions and debates over cultural, scientific and political topics
  • Reading newspaper articles, as well as literary and scientific texts
  • Writing skills for everyday and university communication (e.g. composition of e-mails, definitions, term papers)
  • Regional and cultural studies

A more detailled description of the program can be found in our syllabus.