German language acquisition, practice and proficiency are acquired on six levels according to the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions which can be divided
into five levels:
A - Basic User
B - Independent User
C - Proficient User
Class length can be established as requested. The shortest duration is two weeks. Upon request one week is possible
(price: 150 EUR).
Level A1, A2 and B1 require 10 weeks for each level, while level B2 and C1 require 12 weeks for each level. Upon successful completion of each level, we provide a certificate of participation. The Telc tests for B2 and C1 are given two times per year.
Class Size and Length
6-10 participants = 20 lessons (45 minutes each) per week
5 participants = 18 lessons per week
3-4 participants = 16 lessons per week
Classes are from Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 12:30 (with a 30 minutes break) or 14:00 - 17:15 (with a 15 minutes break).
Classes for participants with no previous knowledge (beginners) start on:
Participants with previous knowledge can register to join ongoing classes at any time.
A free placement test categorizes students into the appropriate class.
Costs include registration. Textbooks are not included in the course price.
2 weeks: 265 EUR
3 weeks: 385 EUR
4 weeks: 500 EUR
5 weeks: 615 EUR
6 weeks: 726 EUR
7 weeks: 833 EUR
8 weeks: 930 EUR
For classes lasting 8 weeks and longer, the costs are
116.25 EUR per week.
Students and (research) assistants at the University of Constance and the HTWG receive a 20% discount on the course price.
For Au Pairs we have a special price: 78 EUR per week.
Terms and conditions for intensive courses are given under "Registration"