Language and Short Courses 2023/2024

German for Business and Economics German for Business and Economics

University of Freiburg • Freiburg im Breisgau

Course location
Freiburg im Breisgau
Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: B2, C1
Target group

German language learners who are studying or working in the fields of business and economics as well as all those interested in the topic


This course deals with current economic issues such as business cycle, economic restructuring, the future of work, demographic change, economy and ethics, social issues, intercultural communication and globalisation. The course content is systematically embedded in larger regional, cultural, historical and political contexts. The course materials such as press articles, videos, audio texts and diagrams are constantly updated and reflect a variety of points of view. The course is aimed at students of economics, business professionals, economic experts and those interested in economics. Oral and written competences will be practised by way of presentations, debates, role-plays, telephoning, job interviews, writing e-mails and business correspondence, CVs and letters of motivation. Task-based grammar exercises and vocabulary training complete the programme. Particular emphasis is placed on the exchange between course participants from different countries of origin. In addition to group work, there is always room to address individual questions. The lessons follow the aims of communicative competence of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in an entertaining and inspiring way and will assist your independent learning process. The language course takes place from Monday to Friday in the mornings. Each morning, there are four teaching units (45 minutes each).

In the afternoon, you can choose from seminars on different current issues in the areas of cultural and social sciences, e.g. history, literature, film, environment, European policy and interculturality.

A graded certificate will be issued to all participants at the end of the course. It will include your individual language level according to the CEFR as well as your ECTS credits.

Recognised language exams offered (e.g. DSH, TestDaF, TOEFL)
ECTS points (max.)
Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
Dates and costs
This price includes
  • Course fees
  • Accompanying programme
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-5967. 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: B2, C1
Language requirements

You must have successfully completed the German language level B1 in order to participate in this course.

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

Students reside in single rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom in student residence halls or shared flats in Freiburg for the duration of the course. The room fee is 470 EUR. The university is in the city centre, and it is easy to reach by tram or bus.


The student dining hall ("Mensa") and the university cafeterias offer a wide range of dishes and snacks at reasonable prices, including vegetarian and vegan dishes.

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

Our leisure programme includes city tours, museum visits, game and cooking nights, and sports activities as well as hikes and trips in the region. At the weekend, we also offer exciting day trips to well-known sights, both near and distant. You can visit famous cities such as Heidelberg or Strasbourg and cultural regions such as the Black Forest and Alsace. There will also be a visit to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Excursions are available at an extra charge.

You will be supervised by our student tutors, both during the leisure programme and during the excursions. With their support, you can improve your German skills and, together with learners from all over the world, discover the city and the region. This makes the language course in Freiburg a very special experience!

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

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