Language and communication skills

German Brush Up (2 ECTS)


Course code



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Course prices

UT-employees: €350

Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number.
Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number. 

Partners of UT-employees: €350

Non-UT participants: €455
Partners and non-UT-participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee

Group size

Minimum 8 and maximum 15 participants


Qualified teacher of German as a foreign Language

Course materials

Provided by the TCP LanguageCentre


For all UT employees (and their partners), who have a basis knowledge of German (e.g. obtained at secondary school) and whose current level is approximately CEF-level A2. Non-UT participants are welcome.


In this advanced course participants brush up and extend their knowledge of the German language to CEF-level B1.


This course emphasizes on conversation skills, enabling participants to handle student and client contact with confidence. Exercises and vocabulary aim at  the academic daily business and environment. The course ties in with the prior knowledge of participants, e.g. former school curricula, and offers extension of vocabulary and deepening of grammatical structures.

Of course there is room for individual learning goals!

Free speech in the target language will be instructed by inductive and communicative learning and makes up the central learning goal. Exercises lead from simple to more complex tasks. Every session starts with a theme introduction, presenting vocabulary and linking with relevant grammar structures. Role play exercises, working in groups and small presentations prepare for an improvement of and confidence in free speech connected to possible scenarios in an academic environment.

The conversation skills of participants will further improve through learning to speak about certain themes, making proposals, giving opinions and react appropriately in discussions and/or conflict.


Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of 20 contact hours, with one session per week, each session lasting two hours. Homework is expected to take approximately two hours per lesson. A final test is part of this course. The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 2 ECTS.


Open entry. Please, contact the Support Office at the TCP LanguageCentre for details about admission criteria.

Further Information
TCP LanguageCentre
Support Office
053-489 2040

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