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German and English Language Courses

Students studying at the IMPRS-CS are not compelled to learn German, as English is the chosen language at the Max Planck Institutes and at the Saarland University's Faculty of Computer Science.

Those wishing to learn German because they need it in their daily lives can attend our German language courses. We also offer English courses.
The language courses have different levels of proficiency and are free of charge.

Please check our Course Requirements.

During the semester, classes take place once or twice a week. Please take a look at the current timetable.
New students can either join a German complete beginners or a more advanced course in German or English, whereas the latter is only possible, if these students take the placement test held at the start of the semester.

German intensive courses summer 2016

In August 2016, we will be offering German intensive courses for levels DaF2 and DaF3. The courses will be held:
DaF2 (Breakthrough): August 8th-19th, 9:00-13:00, August 22nd-26th, 9:00-13:45. E1.4, room 022
DaF3 (Elementary): August 8th-19th, 9:00-13:00, August 22nd-26th, 9:00-13:45. E1.4, room 021
In order to participate in the classes, please make sure to fulfill the requirements concerning previous level DaF courses and placement tests according to the registration form. If this does not apply to you, please register in order to take a placement test:
Placement test: August 3rd, 10:00, E1.4 room 022
Pleaseregister online for the placement test and intensiv courses.

German everyday language: Communicating at the workplace

Participants are required to register online forplacement tests and courses!

Summer Semester 2016: current timetable.


Language Courses

Placement Tests German and English for summer courses (SS 2016):

1) Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 2:00 p.m., E1 4 (R. 024)
2) Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 10:00 a.m., E1 4 (R. 024)
3) Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 2:00 p.m., E1 4 (R. 024)

Pleaseregister online.


Goethe Institute

If you'd like to learn German while you are still in your home country, the Goethe Institute may be helpful: they offer German language courses all over the world.