Language and Short Courses 2021/2022

Training for Teachers of German as a Foreign Language Training for Teachers of German as a Foreign Language

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
In cooperation with

IIK Bayreuth e.V.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: C1, C2
Target group

Students of German Studies/German as a Foreign Language can attend this specialised course as well as German teachers who are interested in improving their teaching methods in combination with cultural studies.


The specialised course "Training for Teachers of German as a Foreign Language" can only be chosen in combination with and in addition to the language course "Language and Society in Modern Germany". The specialised course in the afternoon takes up eight hours per week and the language course in the morning takes up to 20 hours per week. Our weekly programme will be rounded off by additional offers like seminars on German culture, an international choir, a theatre workshop, movie nights, sports, and a literature café. These additional offers amount to at least 12 hours per week.

The tuition of language requires a high level of methodical, didactical, pedagogic as well as personal skills.
The aim of the course is to prepare teachers for this occupational field. Here, language skills should not be taught in isolation. In this course, students learn how to locate intermediation of German in a cultural context. The course offers theoretic insights into methods and didactics of German as a foreign language. Students will gain linguistic, teaching and intercultural competencies and furthermore skills for the adoption of various methods of teaching.

Contents of the course:

  • Didactics of DaF
  • Methodical competencies/diversity of methods
  • Teaching of various skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
  • Grammar
  • Phonetics/pronunciation training
  • Use of media
  • Preparation of classes
  • Intercultural didactics
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS points (max.)
Dates and costs
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices

Date of arrival is one day prior to the course date between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Additional costs can be incurred for the optional parts of the cultural programme (museum visits, excursions).

Funding: application for DAAD-HSK scholarship

For this course DAAD university summer course scholarships (usually starting at language level B1) are available. If you wish to apply for this course, you can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the reference number HSK-0784. This number can only be used for presence courses. Applying for attending online courses is not possible.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: C1, C2
Language requirements

German language skills level C1 or higher

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Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

We organise single room accommodation. Students may choose between a room in a student dormitory or in a private shared flat. The dormitories feature two-, four-, five- and six-student apartment units, each with a kitchen and single occupancy bedrooms. All dormitories are equipped with a common room as well as a TV room. Dishes and linen are available. In shared flats, kitchens and bathrooms are shared. Costs for accommodation are about 340 EUR per month plus a deposit fee of 100 EUR.


The students' dormitories as well as private shared flats include cooking facilities. Several grocery stores and restaurants are to be found in the city centre.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

The course fee includes various leisure time activities: literature café, academic seminars, international choir, theatre workshops, movie nights, sports programme, and the almost legendary Summer University parties.
Cultural immersion opportunities include the following: museum visits, local trips, guided city tours. These excursions cost between 1 and 8 EUR. We also offer trips, e.g., to Bamberg, Nuremberg or Regensburg, which cost between 29 and 35 EUR.

Free internet access
Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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