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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.

Placement Tests
In Summer Semester 2017, the placement tests for English and German take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 5th, at 10 a.m. in building E 1 4, room 024
Wednesday, April 12th, at 10 a.m. in building E 1 4, room 024
Wednesday, April 19th, at 2 p.m. in building E 1 4, room 022

Participants are required to register online forplacement tests and courses!

Summer semester 2017: current timetable.

Intensive Language Courses
During the summer semester break, the IMPRS-CS foreign-language program offers intensive language courses for various levels of proficiency.

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.