Academic German

Is your degree pro­gram in Ger­man, but Ger­man isn’t your nati­ve lan­guage? Then you have come to the right place. Aca­de­mic Ger­man offers work­shops, semi­nars, indi­vi­du­al con­sul­ta­ti­ons, and infor­ma­ti­on on a wide varie­ty of topics rela­ted to Ger­man as an aca­de­mic lan­guage. Our offe­rings are avail­ab­le to stu­dents in all disci­ples and at all levels. We can help you to bet­ter under­stand spe­cia­list texts, com­pre­hend the important infor­ma­ti­on in clas­ses and pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, wri­te your own aca­de­mic texts, par­ti­ci­pa­te in semi­nar and labo­ra­to­ry dis­cus­sions, and suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­te both writ­ten and oral exami­na­ti­ons. We want to help you impro­ve your aca­de­mic skills and bet­ter under­stand the most effec­tive ways to learn and work at a Ger­man uni­ver­si­ty.

Workshops | Courses

Do you find it dif­fi­cult to lis­ten to lec­tures and take notes at the same time? Would you like to refi­ne your aca­de­mic wri­ting style? Do you have to pre­pa­re pre­sen­ta­ti­ons inde­pendent­ly or tog­e­ther with other stu­dents? Our work­shops and cour­ses can help you effec­tively mana­ge the chal­len­ges of your stu­dies. We can help you acqui­re important speaking skills, lear­ning stra­te­gies, and writ­ten and oral pro­fi­ci­en­cy in the area of aca­de­mic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. See our cur­rent cour­se pro­gram here.

Individual consultations

Is your rese­arch paper struc­tu­red effec­tively? Why does it take you lon­ger to read texts? Are you using an appro­pria­te regis­ter for your pre­sen­ta­ti­on and are you well pre­pa­red for your next exami­na­ti­on? Sign up for a one-on-one ses­si­on to dis­cuss the­se and other ques­ti­ons and find solu­ti­ons tog­e­ther. We offer con­sul­ta­ti­ons in per­son and via email. Click here for more infor­ma­ti­on.


From the­ses to cita­ti­on rules — on our lear­ning plat­form, you will find a wide ran­ge of cour­ses and infor­ma­ti­on rela­ted to Ger­man as an aca­de­mic lan­guage. You will soon be able to access the lear­ning plat­form direc­t­ly from this web page.


Kontakt | Contact

Fachliche Leitung | Program director
Prof. Christian Fandrych | Herder-Institut
Prof. Erwin Tschirner | Herder-Institut

Beethovenstr. 15 | 04107 Leipzig