Preparatory German courses (DSH courses)

Preparatory German courses (DSH courses)

1. General information on preparatory German courses (DSH courses)

Preparatory German courses (DSH courses) are held by an experienced team of teachers in partnership with the Language Centre at FAU and the Association to promote internationalisation at FAU (Förderverein zur Internationalisierung der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V.). During the courses, students are taught the German skills they need to cope with studying in German in Germany. The ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang’ (DSH) tests whether students have reached the required level of proficiency. The DSH courses therefore also prepare students to take this examination.

In order to take part in these courses, students must have intermediate to advanced skills in German (A2–C1). We are unfortunately unable to offer any beginners courses for prospective students. Students must therefore have already obtained a good grasp of German, preferably in their country of origin. If that is not possible, there are a number of options for learning German for beginners in the private sector in Erlangen and Nuremberg. It should be quite straightforward to find something by searching for ‘Erlangen’ and ‘Sprachkurs’ or ‘language course’ on the internet, for example.

2. DSH intensive courses during the semester

Preparatory German courses held during the semester. The courses are aimed at prospective students at FAU.

3. DSH intensive courses outside the lecture period

Four-week long German courses held during the semester break. These courses are generally aimed at anyone who took a DSH semester course the semester before.

4. DSH examination preparation courses

Four-day German courses immediately before the DSH. These courses are aimed at anyone who has registered for the DSH at FAU.

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