Information on our courses and workshops for German as a foreign/second language

The Language Center offers many different courses in German ranging from level A1 to C1.2 (CEFR) in all phases of your studies. Some of our courses and workshops are also designed for students with German as a second language.

After successfully completing the levels A2, B1, and B2, you can take part in the UNIcert® exam for each level and obtain a UNIcert® Certificate.

You can find information about the preparatory courses for the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang, German language examination for the university admission) under STEPS Frankfurt*International.

You’re not sure what language level you have? This graphic might help. To pick the right language course, you can also take a placement test.



I can introduce myself and understand simple sentences and questions. I can understand short texts and conversations about my everyday life.




I can introduce myself and others. I can inform those around me about my everyday life and understand a conversation/text about familiar everyday topics.




I understand familiar topics from my everyday life (university/work/leisure) and can communicate successfully in most everyday situations. I can describe and briefly justify my opinions and plans.




I understand the important information in complex texts/topics and can also follow a discussion on my subject area. I can express myself clearly in everyday situations and on everyday topics.




I can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and can also read between the lines. I can switch easily between formal and informal language use, adapt my choice of words accordingly and express myself clearly, structured and fluently in social / professional life and at university without having to search for words.




I can understand practically everything I read or hear with ease. I can summarize information from different written and oral sources, giving reasons and explanations in a coherent presentation. I can express myself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely and can also make finer nuances of meaning clear in more complex situations.

Beate Becker
DSH Coordination
Building 2, Room 470
Fax : +49 69 1533-2700
Bele BeutlerCoordination of intensive courses
Building 2, Room 469
Katrin HofmannUNIcert® Coordination | Language levels A1-B2
Building 2, Room 470
Fax : +49 69 1533-2700
Corina MaierCoordination of Study-Related German Courses (B2+ and higher), Technical and Academic Language, Coordination of the Intensive Program "German for the start of studies", German as a Foreign Language
Building 2, Room 471
Sonja AltmüllerCoordination of intensive courses
Building 2, Room 469
Guojun WongCoordination of Academic Language in Social Work Coordination of intensive courses
Building 2, Room 469
Alina GeebID: 3359
last updated on: 02.15.2024