English Intensive Course


Program Description


Our intensive language training programme is an effective method to learn English in small groups. Courses will be taught by native-speaking instructors from Great Britain, USA, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. Regardless of whether you are an intermediate or advanced student, or whether you would like to sign up for 50 hours in two weeks or 100 hours in four weeks: We have the right course for you! The programme is the perfect way to prepare for a degree programme or internship abroad.

The goal of these language courses is to help you improve your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, and learn, practice and expand your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and phonetics. The courses strongly emphasise active communication in the foreign language. The instructors will also give presentations about various foreign countries, their people and cultures. And of course we want to hear about your personal goals and interests for the course.

Please note that we do not offer English courses for beginners (A1/A2).

We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you an exciting and rewarding summer!

Please mind that the registration deadline for language courses is 15 June.

Course Programme

(1) English Communication Skills: Presentations and Negotiations (B1-C1) | 6 - 18 August

The first part of this 2-week course aims to train specific skills required for giving presentations and informal talks in English: how to introduce oneself, maintain a clear structure, interact with an audience, use visual media, deal with questions, etc. The second part will focus on developing the language skills required for successful negotiations in a variety of contexts. The atmosphere will be relaxed and informal throughout, helping participants break down any inhibitions they may feel about speaking in public. An oral placement test will take place at the beginning of the course.

(2) English for Academic Purposes (B2-C1) | 20 August - 1 September

This 2-week course will concentrate on written English in an academic context. The workshop nature of the course will encourage participants to produce short texts on a variety of subjects and to use them as a basis for identifying areas of difficulty and working on them constructively. The course will also provide useful tips on aspects such as style, structure and coherence. In addition, participants will be encouraged to develop effective strategies for reading academic texts in English. The approach will be creative and informal, encouraging participants to share ideas and learn from each other’s work. Should your level prove to be below B2, you will be placed in a General English course.

(1 & 2) English Course (B1-C1) | 6 August - 1 September

You can also combine the two two-week courses to a four-week course.

Certificate & Credit Points

After successful completion of the language course you will receive a certificate of participation. It will show the course title, the date and duration of the course, the number of contact hours as well as the main contents and topics.

Participants earn:

  • 3 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the two-week course (50 h) or
  • 6 credit points (ECTS) after completion of the four-week course (100 h).

It is necessary to attend at least 80% of the course lessons to receive credit points.

If you do an extra work for example a presentation, a paper, etc. you can get a grade. Please talk to your teacher at the beginning of the course.

Target Group

Our foreign language courses are designed for (prospective) students and graduates of German universities with the minimum age of 18 who seek an authentic experience and real immersion into a foreign language. Most participants who join the courses are 20 to 30 years of age.

The levels are oriented to the European Language Levels (self assessment grid).

English language courses are offered starting at B1. Levels A1/A2 must be finished.

Course Fee

The course fee is 600 EURO (two-week course) | 700 EURO (four-week course).

  • 400 EURO (two-week course) | 500 EURO (four-week course) for students & alumni
  • 200 EURO (two-week course) | 300 EURO (four-week course) for Bauhaus-Universität students

The course fee includes:

  • Orientation day
  • Programme according to description
  • Teaching materials
  • Bauhaus Summer School ID card
  • Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Free use of library
  • Accompanying programme (except excursions)
  • Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Last updated February 2018

About the School

Each year approximately 400 participants from 70 countries around the world create a unique intercultural atmosphere. Be a part of the experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime!

Each year approximately 400 participants from 70 countries around the world create a unique intercultural atmosphere. Be a part of the experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime! Read less