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Experiencing Germany (DeutschLand erleben)

for all levels (beginner to advanced level)

Date03.08. - 26.08.2020
Lessonsabout 94 lessons
  • minimum age 18 years
  • no German language skills required
Course fees649 € including lessons and accompanying program
ECTS-Punktemax. 4

Online Course Registration: here

Deadline for application: 01.07.2020

The registration fee of 100 euros becomes due immediately. The course fee is included the registration fee.

After payment of the registration fee to the account mentioned you will receive an admission sheet you need to apply for a visa at the embassy.

Please pay the remaining amount up to the date of July 1, 2020. The immediate payment of the whole amount invoiced is also possible.

Please note our cancellation policy.

 * Information on the visa requirements please click here.

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The course Experiencing Germany teaches German for general situations. The course is open to participants from any academic discipline or profession.

The course aims to improve the students' German skills and to communicate a rounded picture of Germany through some teaching of its geography, culture, political system and history. 

Content emphasis are:

• Speaking: improvement of communication skills

• Vocabulary: extension of the words you know

• Grammar: deepening of your knowledge

• German history, literature and culture

The course is supplemented with social events and excursions. 

Four lessons will take place in the mornings and two additional sessions in the afternoons (Monday to Friday).              

The Survival German course drills simple language and is recommended for people who are near-beginners. 

Working groups offer additional opportunities to practise for participants with intermediate level. Special linguistic topics are discussed in detail. 

Lectures are provided on a range of subjects reflecting. 

Rhetoric is special linguistic training to improve expression and diction for participants at advanced level. 

The course involves researching, assembling and presenting of a Project Work

Furthermore, individual and group instruction is offered in pronunciation practice lessons to support participants in accent reduction. These lessons are given by teachers who are specially trained in phonetics.

There will be a placement test at the start of the course. This is to help establish the various groups: Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate or Advanced, with groups of about 10 people. 

The course concludes with a language exam and the awarding of certificates.

Course schedule

Overview over the general program:

August 02Day of arrival
August 03Opening ceremony and Placement test
August 04Lessons beginning
August 25Examination
August 26Day of Certificate issuance, Final Evening Party
August 27Day of Departure


That is how the daily routine looks like:

09:00 - 12:15 o'clockLanguage lessons/ individual instructions in phonetics
12:00 - 13:30 o'clockLunch break
13:30 - 15:00 o'clockPhonetics - survival german - working groups - lectures of German history, geography, culture and literature -  phonetics – rhetoric
15:00 - 19:00 o'clockFree (sports available)
from 19:00 o'clockVarious evening events
from 21:00 o'clockStudent Club opens

Accompanying program

There is a cultural program nearly each day which is an organised part of the summer course.

The course fees include:


Excursions for example to Erfurt, Weimar and Jena, together with walks in the wooded hills of the Thüringer Wald.

Social events

In the evenings, there is a warm invitation to concerts, plays, folk-dancing, workshops, lectures, physical activities and games, and to parties. The language teachers and course helpers will be there for the welcoming party on the first evening and for the farewell party. Student social life revolves in Ilmenau around the student clubs – the course members can find relaxation and entertainment late into the night.

The staff in the office for the German course will gladly lend out sports equipment for games such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and table tennis.

Additional Excursions

There are other excursions on offer for which an additional charge is made.

During the course in August you will have the possibility to take part in a  trip to Berlin. The price of 130 €  includes the journey by bus, accommodation and guided tours. We provide maximum 47 places. The booking is binding.

You can book these trip with course registration.

You can always stay up to date by having a look at the program which is displayed as a calendar here.