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.

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 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.

In summer, the TUHH and its cooperation partner Interkulturelle Bildung Hamburg (IBH e.V.) run German language summer courses totaling 100 hours.

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 Culture, Literature and Science is designed for international and German students and invites them to explore cultural aspects at the intersections of technology, natural sciences and humanities.

For students in international Master’s study programs

For students taking international study programs (international Master students and Bachelor program Engineering Science/Advanced Materials) special mandatory German courses (IBH) are held during the semester.
Please keep in mind: Only the special German courses for students in international study programs and the course “Kultur, Literatur und Wissenschaft) will be credited for master students! Please check here for more information.

Language counseling German

Ms. Uta Bories, a long experienced lecturer in German as a Foreign Language (DaF), advises on all questions regarding the improvement and certification of German language skills (e.g. courses within and outside the TUHH, online offers, tests).

Online Consulting (Zoom-meeting)
Consultation in presence

Language Cafés

Weekly Language Cafés in German take place in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, supervised and run by native speakers on a voluntary basis. In addition to improving language skills, the project serves to network German and international students and offers a platform for intercultural learning and exchange outside the curriculum.

Intercultural Language Learning

Living abroad and studying in a foreign language inevitably leads to intercultural misunderstandings, which can also have linguistic causes. Perhaps the appropriate vocabulary is missing, perhaps conventions are different or words have culturally different meanings. The workshops support international students in recognising linguistic misunderstandings, understanding their causes and finding possible strategies to be able to act appropriately.