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Language Courses German and English

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: 10 Weeks

Intensity German: 40 learning units plus homework

Intensity English:  30 learning units plus homework



Level lecturer time all days room starts
German A1.2 Berthold Danne Mi 17.00 - 20.15 3.108 25.04.18
German B1.2 Beatriz Navarro Mi 16.00 - 19.15 3.110 25.04.18
German B2/C1 Berthold Danne Do 17.00 - 20.15 3.107 26.04.18
English B2/ C1 David Virta Di 18.00 - 20.15 2.107 24.04.18

Language Course Fees at the HCU


* HCU / HfBK / HfMT students (incl. Erasmus):         110,00 €

* Student from other Universities at Hamburg:        150,00 €

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


* HCU / HfBK / HfMT students (incl. Erasmus):          82,50 €

* Student from other Universities at Hamburg:        112,50 €

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

Language Courses SuSe 18 : REGISTRATION

You can register here.   Registration deadline is Fryday, 20.04.2018

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: sprachtest.cornelsen.de/html/en_startseite.html   in case you do not have a recent certificate to upload.

 * No-show students: if after the second lesson you have not yet de-registered from the course with VHS, then you have to pay an extra fee of 60 € for the organizational extra work

2. HCU students: Please use your HCU mail address when registering for the courses! You are not otherwise identifiable as HCU students, and would need to pay higher course fees as for external participants!

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

4. The language courses are issued at the Infothek. You will be informed when they are ready.

5. The course payment should be made directly to the VHS.

6. You must register via the VHS’s online portal. 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@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.