Course in German Studies

Top Courses in German Studies

Courses are available for students looking to learn a new language or advanced students seeking to improve their knowledge of a specific country or culture. Based on interest and experience, courses are available for short- or long-term studies, including studying abroad.

What is a course in German studies? Considered part of a liberal arts program, these courses can be taken singly or as a series of classes toward a minor or major. There also are classes available for a master’s degree. While beginner courses focus on written and spoken German, mid-level and advanced courses offer further insight to the language, history, culture and contemporary society of German-speaking countries. Course studies vary across areas of study, including philosophy, art, politics and economics.

The main benefit of a German studies course is learning a new language, which helps students better understand their own language. Additionally, these courses complement other areas of study, such as film and architecture, and give students a broader understanding of different cultures and society, which can help enrich future careers.

The cost of these courses is similar to other areas of study and will vary if taking only one course or multiple classes as credit toward a degree. Costs also are different from school to school and between different countries.

Studying German goes beyond learning a language. Students who take these courses can apply the skills learned across professions. In the business world, understanding a language that millions of people speak has innumerable benefits. Germany is a major player in the world of economics, innovation and the arts, and has companies across the globe. The ability to communicate and understand German-speaking cultures can boost careers such as a business executive, manufacturing manager, travel agent or technical liaison. Advanced students can use their knowledge to become a translator or instructor.

Regardless of the level of interest in the subject, German studies courses are available through many schools online and on campuses throughout the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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German for Work

The Language Gallery in Germany
Campus Full time 1 - 10 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Berlin

Our German for Work course is ideal for individuals looking to improve their German language skills, with a focus on professional vocabulary and business topics. You will explore how to take part in meetings and discussions, use appropriate language and tone in professional emails and other business correspondences, and deal effectively with clients and customers. [+]

German for Work

Our German for Work course is ideal for individuals looking to improve their German language skills, with a focus on professional vocabulary and business topics. You will explore how to take part in meetings and discussions, use appropriate language and tone in professional emails and other business correspondences, and deal effectively with clients and customers.

This German for Work course is most suited to individuals new to business, or those that need extra help with their language skills in a professional context. CV writing and interview skills will also be covered, alongside working with numbers and data. You will learn in a practical manner, developing your skills in presentations, negotiations, meetings, and report writing.... [-]


TestDaF Exam Preparation

The Language Gallery in Germany
Campus Full time 4 weeks Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Hanover + 1 more

The TestDaf exam is the standardised German language test students use to measure their proficiency in the language and facilitate admittance to German universities. For students interested in taking TestDaf, this course will equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to pass your TestDaf exam. [+]

TestDaF Exam Preparation

The TestDaf exam is the standardised German language test students use to measure their proficiency in the language and facilitate admittance to German universities. For students interested in taking TestDaf, this course will equip you with the knowledge you’ll need to pass your TestDaf exam.

You will develop your theoretical understanding and practical skills of German grammar, structure and vocabulary while learning strategies to help you succeed in the TestDaf exam.

Course Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Beginner A0 - Upper IntermediateB2 and above

DURATION

4 weeks (minimum 1 week)

MINIMUM AGE

18+ years

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Gap Year or Semester in Germany

EF Gap Year
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Munich + 1 more

Whether you study in Germany’s Bavarian capital or the capital of Germany, you will make guaranteed progress in your language skills. Spend a semester or year abroad in Germany, a major global economy, to stay competitive and boost your international career. Or soak in the country's innovative art, design, and cultural accomplishments. [+]

Whether you study in Germany’s Bavarian capital or the capital of Germany, you will make guaranteed progress in your language skills. Spend a semester or year abroad in Germany, a major global economy, to stay competitive and boost your international career. Or soak in the country's innovative art, design, and cultural accomplishments.

Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.... [-]


Course in ICPF-Tech

IAS College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Lübeck

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This program prepares students in German (A1-C1 Level), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses. [+]

About ICPF-Tech

For Engineers from abroad.

ICPF - Tech is a one-year course offered by IAS and Allensbach university with the objective of enabling international students for Higher Studies in Germany. This program prepares students in German (A1-C1 Level), Technical German and includes company/industry visits, seminars, social and cultural integration courses.

New: Engineering Management module:

We updated the ICPF – Tech course with an Engineering management module to equip students with modern-day management knowledge so that they perform better in today’s demanding industrial environments and they have wider opportunities. The module includes the following:

Management and Organization Engineering Management Project Management Production and Operation Management Value Engineering Strategic Planning Forecasting/Risk/Contengincy/Estimation Agile/Lean Product/JIT Modern issues in Management ... [-]

Course in AQUAS – Academic qualification for University of Applied Sciences

IAS College
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Lübeck

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at German Universities of Applied Sciences afterwards. [+]

About AQUAS

AQUAS – Academic qualification for University of Applied Sciences in Germany by IAS College and Designschule Schwerin:

Through AQUAS students from abroad have the possibility to receive the final exam certification „Fachhochschulreife“, which allows to pursue further Bachelor studies at German Universities of Applied Sciences afterwards.

Students can go on studying any subject of choice offered by the University of Applied Sciences.

Admission Requirements

Who can apply for AQUAS?

- 11th class or 12th class finished and extra certificate of in the broadest sense technical skills ( internship, any job experience or certificate courses,

e.g. gaming, programming, drawing, Photoshop or in any technicl field)... [-]


Berlin - Metropolitan Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 semester September 2018 Germany Berlin

Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies to better understand the development of the city and its culture. [+]

Overview

Stroll through the streets of Berlin and around one corner you’ll see soaring modern buildings that incorporate cutting-edge sustainable technology. Around the next corner, you’ll see art galleries, cafés, and shops lining old cobblestone streets. As a city that has been built and rebuilt over the past century, Berlin remains a city of contrasts—and of innovation. Come and study abroad in Berlin, and experience the energy and excitement of this amazing city.

Using Berlin as a case study, this English-taught program examines issues relevant to major cities today. Through comparative and interdisciplinary courses, you study topics such as architecture, cultural identity, gender and sexual politics, multiculturalism, popular culture, and urban studies to better understand the development of the city and its culture.... [-]


Berlin - Language & Area Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters March 2019 Germany Berlin

Specially designed to improve your German language skills, this program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture and traditions to connect your coursework with the living history of the city. IES Abroad courses are taught in German by local faculty, and a variety of academic options are available at local universities. [+]

Overview

The minute you step off the plane in Berlin, you’ll feel its energy. It’s a place of new ideas, where sustainable technology and modern design are a way of life, and art galleries can be found on nearly every corner. But don’t forget, this dynamic city is also a center of modern European history—it has no equal for leaving its imprint on the political, social, and cultural history of the 20th century. We invite you to study in Berlin and to explore one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Specially designed to improve your German language skills, this program draws upon Berlin’s rich culture and traditions to connect your coursework with the living history of the city.... [-]


Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters February 2019 Germany Freiburg

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in German by distinguished local faculty. You can also participate in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning. [+]

Overview

Tucked at the foot of the Black Forest, Freiburg is the quintessential southern German town, with its winding streets and historic architecture. It is also home to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, consistently rated one of the top universities in Germany. We invite you to study abroad in Freiburg and to immerse yourself in student life and German language in this vibrant university town.

Ideal for students interested in rapidly improving their German language skills, the IES Abroad Freiburg Program offers you IES Abroad and university courses taught in German by distinguished local faculty. You can also participate in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you're learning.... [-]