Our German Language Courses

bibis offers an extensive range of German language courses throughout the year. They suit

  • all those who want to learn German without a specific target (beginners and advanced students)
  • foreign university students in a German Studies or German as a Foreign Language degree course
  • teachers of German from abroad
  • people who want to study or further their education/vocational training in Germany
  • people who want to improve their language proficiency through individual coaching, e.g. for professional reasons

According to your needs and the time you can invest, you can choose from the following options:

  • Intensive Courses with 20 lessons per week (prerequisite for a Visa for Language Learning Purposes)
  • Examination Preparations
  • Small Groups and Individual Coaching

 

Counselling

We attach great importance to thorough counselling. Therefore it is an integral part of our courses.

In one-to-one conversations we identify your individual goals, as far as your stay in Germany is concerned, and try to assist you throughout your time at bibis, e.g. with tips and help when applying for a place in a degree course at a German university, so that you do not miss any (registration) deadlines and can thus reach your goals in the shortest possible time.

Do you have any questions or special interests? We are pleased to help you and design a course made to measure for you.

 

Placement

You will be assigned to a course after a placement test in the week before your course starts at bibis. We strive to have homogenous learner groups, with respect to language level and goal, as this enables you to benefit best.

 

Lessons

Our lessons are varied and target-orientated. They are designed in accordance with state-of-the-art methodology, and we use contemporary, up-to-date teaching materials. In the intensive courses you will train all skills: reading and listening comprehension, as well as oral and written expression. Communication in the classroom is central to our concept. The teaching language is German, thus providing you with the opportunity of expressing yourself in the new language and of getting used to its sound right from the beginning.

Courses that prepare for an examination obviously focus on the examination in question. Sample tests and mock examinations enable you to get to know the structure of the examination in question and to work out a strategy of time management and how to cope best.

 

Media

Classroom activities are supported by the use of various media (audio and video files, interactive whiteboards, beamer, PC, ...). However, learning is not confined to the classroom as such. Depending on the type of course, there are also modules taking place in our computer lab. Here you can, alone or in small groups, repeat and work on what you have learnt during your lessons as well as prepare projects with the help of internet research. After the lessons the computers are there for individual use, either for self-studying, using the extensive range of educational software, or simply accessing the internet for private purposes.

 

Certification of Attendance

After finishing the course, each student will receive a certificate of attendance, stating the amount of lessons studied, or, if an examination had been taken, the respective language certificate, stating the level of the acquired knowledge.