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Intensive Language Courses in September 2018: German A1 – B2/C1

Are you an international student who would like to become proficient in German?  Do you need to prepare for professional practice in Germany? Then take advantage of our reduced-rate language classes!

Duration: 14 days – 5 h per day

Intensity: 70 learning units plus homework

Start: 04.09.2018        Last day of class: 21.09.2018

The course level will be determined by the lecturers on the placement test day (03.09.2018) through written and oral examination.

Only the results of the placement test matter for your course placement.

Sprache Kursniveau Dauer Anfang Ende
Deutsch A 1.1 14 Tage 04. Sept. 2018 21.Sept. 2018
Deutsch A 2.1 14 Tage 04. Sept. 2018 21.Sept. 2018
Deutsch B 1.1 14 Tage 04. Sept. 2018 21.Sept. 2018
Deutsch B 2.1 14 Tage 04. Sept. 2018 21.Sept. 2018
Deutsch B2/C1 14 Tage 04. Sept. 2018 21.Sept. 2018

Intensiv Language Course Fees at the HCU


* HCU / HfBK / HfMT students (incl. Erasmus):         170,00 €

* Student from other Universities at Hamburg:        230,00 €

 * additional costs for course material:                 ca. 30,00 €

Language Intensiv Courses September 2018 : REGISTRATION


Please register here

Please complete 12345 as an account number in the form and pay separately to the HCU account (see below).

HCU students: Please use your HCU mail address when registering for the courses in order to identify you as a member of the HCU!

In the registration tool you will be asked to tick the course level you think you will be able to attend. Please do a realistic self-assessment test before filling in the registration, for example: cornelsen sprachtest; in case you do not have a recent certificate to upload.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 28.08.2018


Cash payment for language courses

If You have no German bank account, you don’t need to transfer the course fee from abroad.

You can pay cash near the Hafencity University

Deutsche Bundesbank                 (not Deutsche Bank!!)

Filiale Hamburg

Willy-Brandt-Straße 73
20459 Hamburg 
Opening hours: Mo –Fr 8:30 – 13.00  Fee for cash-payment: 3 €


Account details for cash and bank transfer

Account holder:               HCU Hamburg

Account number             DE06200000000020001573

Reason for payment:    Your Name, Matrikelnummer, language course



The language course certificates will be given to the participants in the first week of October at the Infothek in the ground floor of HCU.

The courses only take place when a minimum number of participants is reached.

The contact person for questions or problems regarding registration is: D.Vejselji(at)vhs-hamburg.de

If you have any questions regarding the course organization, please contact:  Julian.Subbert(at)hcu-hamburg.de




Tandem Service Hamburg (language exchange)

Tandem Service, which is free of charge, mediates language partnerships in which two students with different native languages work together to learn with and from each other's language. For example, if you are Irish and your Tandem-partner is of Turkish origin, you may want to improve your language skills in Turkish while he or she can communicate in English with you.

How do I sign up for it?
Our Tandem Service is here to put willing participants in touch with each other by matching up your language wishes.

Our Five Steps to a successful placement:

1.   You simply need to fill out a short registration form in which you indicate your language(s) and wishes, and send it to us online or by mail.
2.   After having processed your registration, we will look for possible partner matches in our database. In case we find a fitting match to your language wishes, we will contact you right away.
3.   We then will send you email-adresses and/or phone numbers of your possible language partner.
4.   After that, it is up to you and your language partner to get in contact with each other and find a time & location to meet for your first Tandem session. For first meetings, we recommend a neutral location such as a cosy on-Campus Café, etc.
5.   Sometimes, people just don't fit together. In case you are not happy with your Tandem partner, feel free to contact us any time.

Advice: We generally encounter a very high demand of English, French or Spanish. So if you are applying for those languages, please be prepared to show some patience... :)

Who can apply for Tandem?
Students and staff members of all Institutions of Higher Education in Hamburg as well as participants in Continuing Studies on Hamburg campuses.
Tandem Certificate
After having reached the goals defined by you and your Tandem partner, you have to possibility to receive a free certificate documenting your succesful completion of a Tandem partnership. In order to obtain this certificate, we need you to document the steps to you learning goals using an ePortfolio or  eLearning Diary, which can be obtained from our advisor. The eLearning Diary - quite similar to an artist's portfolio - is meant to collect all steps of improvement by use of session description, texts you wrote, pictures you took, etc. Furthermore, it is the ideal instrument to help both of you to reflect upon your learning process.

Where to find more information and contact persons?

Under: http://www.uni-hamburg.de/piasta/sprachen-erleben/sprachtandem_e.html

Language Courses at HCU

Intensive German courses take place in March (2 weeks) and September (3 weeks)

Semester-long German courses and English courses B2/C1 take place every summer and winter term.



Intensive Courses in Sept. '18

The next intensive German courses are running from the Sept. 4th to Sept. 21th.

The placement test will be on Sept. 3rd.