INTERNATIONALE BODENSEE-HOCHSCHULE (IBH)
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LAKE CONSTANCE
WELCOME PROGRAM AND INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOR NEW INCOMING STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITIES OF THE IBH AND STUDENTS, WHO WOULD LIKE TO STUDY AT IBH-UNIVERSITIES IN THE FUTURE 1. – 30. August 2014
UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, GERMANY
(Arrival: 1. or 2. August 2014; Departure: 29. (afternoon) or 30. August 2014
For incoming international students who will be studying during the winter semester 2014/2015 at a higher education institution belonging to the institutional network of the International University of Lake Constance, and students intending to study at IBH universities in the future, the University of Konstanz, Germany, will be offering an
Intensive German Language course at the levels “Grundstufe” (Basic Level/A1 – A2), “Mittelstufe” (Intermediate Level/B1 – B2) and “Oberstufe” (Advanced Level/C1 – C2)
The language course will be accompanied by a welcome program in the afternoons and on the first weekend. It includes lectures on history, art, culture and politics of Germany, as well as guided tours, visits to towns and excursions in the Lake Constance region. In addition, visits to some member institutions of the InternationalLakeConstanceUniversity are planned. The Lake Constance Summer School will be organized by the International Office of the University of Konstanz in collaboration with the Language Institute of the University of Konstanz.
For a better planning of the language classes we ask you to take the Goethe Institute Placement Test online (see link on p. 4). Please tick off your personal result on the registration sheet.
€ 380. The course fee covers the costs for the language course, teaching materials and the welcome program, but not the costs for board and lodging. (Please note: the course fee for individual applications, i.e. applications not submitted through an IBH member university is € 410.)
Board and Lodging:
Accommodation will be in single rooms with shared kitchen and bathroom in the halls of residence of the Student Welfare Service Konstanz (www.seezeit.com/wohnen/konstanz/index.html) and is priced at € 360. Meals can be taken in the dining hall / canteen of the University of Konstanz on student discount.
The number of participants of this course is limited. It is recommended that you register as soon as possible at the International Office of your IBH host university.
Extract of the Preliminary Program:
With the information letter and upon arrival, each participant will receive a detailed program.
Intensive language course
Philologically trained and experienced lecturers will teach groups of around 10-15 participants at 8 to 10 different levels (basic, intermediate and advanced). All classes are taught in German.
Contents: listening comprehension, oral skills, writing and reading of (original) texts are combined with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation exercises. In the basic level courses, a text book is used. In the intermediate and advanced levels, geographical and cultural topics as well as study-specific skills (e.g. notation exercises, presentation techniques) are on the syllabus.
Graded or non-graded certificates of participation, with 6 ECTS credits
Requirements: regular active participation, homework (about 1 hour per day) and for a graded certificate an additional final test.
Application deadline at the respective host university of the International University of Lake Constance (IBH): April 30, 2014.
For more information on the Lake Constance Summer School 2014, contact your host university of the International University of Lake Constance (IBH) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org