skip to content

Faculty of InternationalSample Institute

Department: German as a Foreign Language

 

Responsibilities of the department "German as a Foreign Language"

The primary task of the department "German as a Foreign Language" consists in providing foreign applicants and students with the adequate knowledge of the German language necessary for studying at a German university. It therefore evaluates the participants' level of German and organizes the following courses:

a) Preparatory German language courses - preparing for the German language examination (DSH),
b) Courses for ERASMUS-students, exchange students from our partner universities, and visiting scientists,
c) Complementary courses,
d) Courses in Phonetics,
e) PostDSH courses,
f) Special courses.

In addition, the department "German as a Foreign Language" is in charge of organizing

a) the International Cologne Summer Language Courses in German Language and Culture,
b) the International Cologne Winter Language Courses in German Language and Culture.

Location
You can find us with tehe help of this map.

Mailing Address
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
Tel.: 0221 / 470-4437
Fax: 0221 / 470-6718
E-Mail: daf@verw.uni-koeln.de

Visitors' Address
Studierenden Service Center (SSC)
Universitätsstraße 22a
Gartengeschoss (basement floor)
50937 Köln

Opening hours of the office
Monday and Friday: 10.00 am - 12.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 1.30pm - 3.30 pm and by appointment
(Hours may vary!)

You can reach the department  "German as a Foreign Language" on  public transport using the following:
a) tram 9, stop "Universität",
b) bus 130, stop "Universität".
c) bus 142, stop "Universität"

Parking spaces located close to the department are subject to a fee.

Staff of the Department

Head 

Dr. Hans Leitner: in charge of the German language courses, language examinations, recognition of foreign language certificates etc. E-Mail: h.leitner@verw.uni-koeln.de

Andrea Steinebrunner M.A.: deputy head

Office 

Sonja Kaßler, Liza Warncke: general advice on attending German language courses, registration for the German language courses and the German language examination (DSH) Tel. 0221 470- 4437/7027 E-Mail: daf@verw.uni-koeln.de 

Teachers

Dr. Renate Berief

Anja Clemens

Edda Fellenberg

Rebecca Grünfeld

Inge Hadasch

Anne Linden

Karin Mertens-Müller

Gaby Quester

Jörg Schulze

Andrea Steinebrunner

Coordinator 

Astrid Hofer: organization of the International Cologne Summer Language Courses in German Language and Culture, and of the International Cologne Winter Language Courses in German Language and Culture Tel.: 0221 470-2956 E-Mail a.hofer@verw.uni-koeln.de, iks@verw.uni-koeln.de

These webpages were created to the best of our knowledge and belief. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any details our website contains. To ensure that you receive current information, please contact the International Office or the office of the department "German as a Foreign Language".