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Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF) - German as a Foreign Language

Herzlich Willkommen.

Despite the dominant role of English in our modern globalized world, German has a growing number of speakers and learners.

Courses take place on Campus.

Please consult your degree program course schedule for days and times.
An overview of all language classes offered at HS Mainz can be found here; however, please note the importance of registering for the courses through your degree program and HIP/CIM or OLAT.

When taking part in a language course, attending on a regular basis is not only expected, but usually active participation also accounts for part of your grade.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Tilman Kromer.

Dear students,

before registering for the German classes, you need to take an online assessment test to find the right course level. Those who have no prior knowledge of German can directly register for one of the A1.1 courses without an assessment. All others should do the following online tests depending on their learning experience so far.

For Level A1 to B1:

For Level B2 to C1:

At the end of the test you will receive a result with the percentage of the exercises you filled out correctly and a recommendation for the course level you should continue with.
Please send the result to the following address: tilman.kromer (at)

Afterwards, please register for the corresponding course through OLAT.
An explanation on how to use OLAT, how to find the registration, and how to register is provided here.

At the end of the orientation week you will receive an e-mail with an invitation to the course's first meeting. In another e-mail or the first session you will be told the password for the respective OLAT course and information about the course material.

Besides the result of the online test your choice of a course also depends on your timetable. Due to low demand, in case of the levels B2 and C1 only one course per semester is offered, with the first half of the course in the winter semester and the second in the following summer semester.  When choosing a course please keep in mind: What doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t change you.

Summer Semester 2024

A1.1 (A) Tuesdays 08:15 – 11:30 h D1.06 T. Kromer
A1.1 (B) Mondays 08:00 – 11:15 h H1.05/Holzstraße S. Onagaclar
A1.2 Thursdays 11:45 – 15:00 h D1.06 T. Kromer
A2.1 Mondays 08:15 – 11:30 h online A. Dahmer
A2.2 Wednesdays 08:15 – 11:30 h D0.08 T. Kromer
B1.1 (A) - via ISSK! (A) Wednesdays AND Fridays WED 11:30-13:00, FRI 08:00-09:30 Binger Str. 14-16; WED 02-332, FRI 02-322 B. Blank
B1.1 (B) - via ISSK! (B) Tuesdays AND Thursdays TUE 15:00-16:30, THUR 17:30-19:00 Jakob-Welder-Weg 18, TUE P109, THUR P202 S. Loettel-Forderer
B1.2 - via ISSK! Mondays AND Thursdays MON 13:15-14:45, THUR 08:00-09:30 Binger Str. 14-16; MON 02-332,THUR 02-322 B. Blank
B2.2 Mondays 08:15 – 11:30 h B1.11 T. Kromer
C1.2 Wednesdays 11:45 – 15:00 h D0.08 T. Kromer


Workshop "Deutsch im Studium" B2/C1 (04.11.23 - 13.01.24)

  • Präsentationen und Referate
  • Konversationstraining
  • Aussprachetraining
  • Gruppenarbeit
  • Schriftsprache und Zitate
  • wissenschaftliche Strukturen I und II
  • Telefonieren
  • formelle E-Mails
  • Fachsprache Technik


Uhrzeit, 13:00 - 16:15 Uhr

Samstag, 04.11.2023
Samstag, 11.11.2023
Samstag, 18.11.2023
Samstag, 25.11.2023
Samstag, 02.12.2023
Samstag, 09.12.2023
Samstag, 16.12.2023
Samstag, 13.01.2024


Raum B1.11

Hochschule Mainz
Standort Campus
55128 Mainz


Did you know?

  • German is the or an official language of six European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as small parts of Belgium and Italy).
  • German is the second-most used language on the internet, ranking ahead of French, Japanese and Spanish.

There are numerous reasons why German was, is and will be worth learning, especially for Business students:

  • Germany plays a significant role in world-wide trade relations
  • Germany has a historical influence on and importance in European Union and world politics
  • German is a primary language used in science
  • German is the original language of many masterpieces in world literature and philosophy, for example by authors such as Goethe, Marx, Freud or Einstein.

Here at Hochschule Mainz, we aim at giving students the opportunity of improving their language skills on all levels. To find the best course for you, you will be asked to take a written online test before being invited to a short interview, so that the right course can be found for you.

The courses are divided up according to the Common European Framework (Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen) from level A1 to C1

A1: The user can communicate in basic German with help from the listener
A2: The user can communicate in German within a limited range of contexts
B1: The user can communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts
B2: The user can use German effectively, with some fluency, in a range of contexts
C1: The user is able to use German fluently and flexibly in a wide range of contexts

The courses take place once a week for four lecture hours. They are mainly intended for MA International Business and Erasmus students. All other international students are invited to join!

In addition to the courses during the semester, our university offers a two - week- intensive course for students arriving before the start of the semester.

For questions and further information, please contact Tilman Kromer or see our homepage.

Wir freuen uns auf Euch.


Tilman Kromer
Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben