Learning German at the TUHH

General information

TUHH is offering a variety of language courses on different levels. Detailed information about the courses and granting of credit points are given here .

A new offer for TUHH-members without or with low German language knowledge is starting on 22 August 2017. Please check here for details.

For up-to-date information about other courses please check here.

Intensive / Preliminary Courses

For new students joining international Master’s study programs we offer a preliminary course ahead of the winter semester. The course will be offered on Campus in cooperation with our partner Interkulturelle Bildung Hamburg (IBH e.V.)

For exchange students from partner universities and in special programs we offer a preliminary course ahead of the winter semester. The course will be given on Campus.

In summer, the TUHH and its cooperation partner Interkulturelle Bildung Hamburg (IBH e.V.) run German language summer courses totaling 100 hours. More information: http://www.ibhev.de/index_en.html.

Courses held during the semester for all TUHH-members

The TUHH holds courses in German as a Foreign Language during the semester for all students and members of faculty. These are classroom courses with e-learning units. For more information please check here.

A course in Literature and Culture and a supplementary bridging course are held for all interested students and members of faculty at the TUHH. Together with international students, works by major German-language writers are read and current topics are discussed in terms of their cultural content. The result is a forum of the cultures that cross each other’s paths at the TUHH. Drama performances, films, exhibitions, lectures and discussion groups give an additional stimulus to the dialog.

For students in international Master’s study programs

For students taking international Master’s study programs special mandatory German courses for master’s students are held during the semester.
Please keep in mind:
Only the special German courses for master´s students and the course “Literatur und Kultur” will be credited for master students! Please check here for more information.

Interactive Exercises to improve your German 

1. Grammar

Interdeutsch
http://www.interdeutsch.de/studien/studien1.htm Well designed tests on many aspects of grammar - for Beginners
http://www.interdeutsch.de/studien/studien2.htm Intermediate level
http://www.interdeutsch.de/studien/studien3.htm Advanced level.

Ralf Kinas Online-Übungen
http://www.ralf-kinas.de/index.html?http://www.ralf-kinas.de/online.htm Grammar tests on different subjects. With answers.

Deutsch Online
http://www.deutschonline.de Interesting tests on selected aspects of grammar.

Deutsch Interaktiv
http://deutsch-interaktiv.eu Interactive language tests at intermediate and advanced level. Requires some knowledge of Polish. With answers.

Schubert-Verlag
http://schubert-verlag.de/aufgaben/index.htm Tests on various subjects, with answers.

Wortrix
http://www.interdeutsch.de/Uebungen/Wortrix/wortrix.html Grammar game, article training.

2. Vocabulary

Ralf Kinas Online-Übungen
http://www.ralf-kinas.de/index.html?http://www.ralf-kinas.de/online.htm Idioms, youth speak, synonyms. With answers.

Goethe-Verlag
http://goethe-verlag.com/tests 100 tests on different subjects. In Czech, Dutch, English, French, Hungarian Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. With answers.

Übungen für Deutsch als Fremdsprache
http://ospitiweb.indire.it/ictavagnacco/deutsch/index.htm Tests for German as a Foreign Language.

Kompass Deutsch: Online-Übungen
http://www.dlc.fi/~pohalone/kompass2/index.html Gap texts, crossword puzzles and quiz questions. Some with answers, otherwise corrected by e-mail.

Deutsch lernen macht Spaß
http://www.sint-lodewijkscollege.be/duits/ Interactive exercises for beginners and advanced learners.

Interdeutsch
http://www.interdeutsch.de/studien/studien2.htm Crossword puzzles, intensive exercises, idioms. With answers.

3. Reading Skill

JUMA
http://www.juma.de Magazine for young people learning German.

Deutsch Lernen mit dem Jugendmagazin "jetzt online"
http://www.goethe.de/z/jetzt/deindex.htm Very well designed original texts on subjects that interest young Germans with interesting background information on topical issues and tests of reading skill, reading strategy and writing for yourself. With answers in some cases

Deutschlern.net
http://www.deutschlern.net/ Interactive tests for German as a Foreign Language at different levels - prior application necessary.

Dubliner Arbeitsblätter Online
http://www.goethe.de/gr/dub/schule/dearbb.htm Suitably adapted original texts on topical subjects with questions on the text, gap texts, vocab tests, etc. No answers.

Deutsch üben im Internet
http://www.colby.edu/german/deutsch_ueben Interactive tests with German websites, tests of understanding the spoken and written word, grammar and vocab. No answers. Some correction by e-mail.

Der Rattenfänger von Hameln
http://www.iik.de/uebungen/lesen/lesen_index.html Adapted short version of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, exercises to test reading skill, with answers..

4. Exam Preparation

TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
http://www.iik.de/pruefungen/testd_bln/testd_ueb.html
Interactive tests to prepare for the DaF Test

5. Free material from E-Learning-courses German at TUHH

https://e-learning.tu-harburg.de/studip/