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Language Courses for Incoming Students and Visiting Researchers and Teachers

At JLU's International Office we offer German courses at all levels of foreign-language proficiency.

Please note that we are offering face-to-face and hybrid courses again since April 2022.


  • We recommend our International University Summer Course, which covers not only intensive courses for learning or brushing-up your German, but also stimulating workshops and trips. For 20 years now, Giessen’s Summer Course has been providing visitors, undergraduates, doctoral students, and research fellows from across the world with individual assistance in meeting their language needs.
  • For foreign students who have taken the German Language Examination for Foreign Student Applicants (DSH) but have not yet managed to reach the necessary qualifying standard, we also offer a preparatory course for the DSH (20 hours per week).
  • Regular One-Day Special-Topic Courses (free of charge) complement our choice of German language  courses. These take place on several Fridays and Saturdays and are dedicated to topics usually dealt with less intensively in regular language classes (e.g. pronunciation, learning strategies, literature).