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Department: German as a Foreign Language
 

Registration for the German courses Winter Semester 2019/20

 

1. Courses in winter presemester or main lecturing time of winter semester

You can either take a German class in the presemester or in the main lecturing time of the winter semester. 

Winter presemester courses start on 9 September and end on 4 October 2019. Courses take place Monday to Friday (20 hours per week).

Winter semester courses start on 14 October 2019 and end on 1 February 2020.

 

2. Placement test

You can only register for a German course if you have taken the placement test. The placement test is an online test working on ILIAS, a platform of the University of Cologne. The test for the winter term will be accessible between 18 and 29 September.

PhD students, doctoral candidates and scientific assistants who did not receive the link to the test yet please fill in this form. You will be provided with the link as soon as possible.

Please note: If you have already taken a German class at University of Cologne in the summer term or do not have any previous knowledge of the German language you do not have to take the placement test.

 

3. Personal registration

All participants have to register in person. The registration takes place in the foyer of the SSC building (Universitätsstr. 22a).

The registration for the winter presemester is on 3 September from 10am to 4pm and on 4 September from 10am to 1pm. 

The registration for the winter semester (main lecturing time) is on 8 October from 10am to 4pm and on 9 October from 10am to 1pm.

Please note: You can only register if you have taken the placement test, have taken a class with us in summer semester 2019 or do not have any previous knowledge of the German language.

 

 

Should you have any more questions please use our contact form to get in touch with us.

 

 

New: Counselling hours at the Department German as a Foreign Language

  • Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Thursday 12 pm - 2 pm

Studierenden Service Center (SSC)

Please note: Due to construction works the counselling hours are now held on the ground floor of the SSC building. Please ask for us at the International Office Service Point.

Initial Counselling and Exam Results Winter Term 2018/19

Initial counselling regarding all questions to the Department German as a Foreign Language, as well as exams results for the winter term 2018/19 is given at the Service Point of the International Office:

  • Monday to Friday 10 am - 3 pm
  • Wednesday 4 pm - 6 pm

Studierenden Service Center (SSC)
Universitätsstraße 22a
Erdgeschoss
50937 Köln

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 (TestDaF or DSH)
b) Courses for ERASMUS-students, exchange students from our partner universities, and visiting scientists
c) Complementary courses
d) PostDSH courses
e) 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 the help of this map.

Mailing Address
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln

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

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.

Head 

PD Dr. Roger Fornoff E-Mail: r.fornoff@verw.uni-koeln.de

Andrea Steinebrunner M.A.: deputy head

Office 

Helena Wallbaum
Lena Greiner
Elizabeth Namwanje

student assistants: Manar-Marc Soukar and Shaoze Wu

Tel.: 0221 / 470-4437/7027
Fax: 0221 / 470-6718
 

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; 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".