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.

Did you know?

  • German is the / an official language of seven European countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein as well as small parts of Belgium and Italy)
  • German is the second-most used language on the internet, ranking before 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, e.g. by authors such as Goethe, Marx, Freud or Einstein.

Here at the 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 are asked to do 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 4 lecture hours. They are mainly intended for MA International Business and Erasmus students.

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.
And/or see our homepage.

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