Intensive Courses

The course system at Carl Duisberg Centren is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Accurate place-ment of students according to their language level and regular monitoring of students’ progress are standard features of our German courses. Consistent high quality, intensive training, and a systematic approach are the key factors for our students’ success.

We offer German courses at the six levels of the CEFR – from A1 to C2. The language skills that participants acquire in our courses are measurable and are based on recognized international standards.

Before the start of each course, we conduct a placement test and a personal interview to deter-mine your language level. You will then be placed in a course that is appropriate for your level.

Our German Intensive Course provides you with the necessary skills for your profession, further education, or private life. In our short-term courses, starting at a duration of one week, you acquire basic knowledge of German or develop your existing language skills in a targeted manner. Our long-term courses are aimed at prospective university students or those preparing for a profes-sional qualification in Germany. In these courses, students can systematically build up the necessary German language skills to meet their specific needs and reach the required language level in a reasonably short period of time.

In addition to intensive group courses, we also offer workshops on a range of topics. These give you the opportunity to practice language skills, gain a deeper knowledge of grammar, expand your vocabulary, and learn more about current topics relating to culture and society. For each course level, there is at least one workshop appro-priate for that level offered each week.

In our language lab at the center and in our online resources, the material learned in class will be reviewed. To help you learn, you will have access to a wide range of materials online and offline. For the duration of your course, you will have unrestricted access to our digital language lab, where you can improve your German skills 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. Our varied and fun leisure program supplements the learning in the classroom.

In addition to high-quality German courses, we also offer our participants internationally recog-nized examinations. Upon request we can arrange your stay in a carefully selected private accommodation (host family or shared apartment), at one of our residences or in a private apartment for the duration of your stay. Our wide-ranging leisure program features a variety of cultural activities and sports and gives you the opportunity to see local attractions, make new friends, and practice your newly acquired language skills. We are also happy to help if you have questions about your visa and your airport transfer.


Course Start Dates 2023/2024:

30.10.2023 / 27.11.2023 / 02.01.2024 / 29.01.2024.

Services Included in Your Course Fee:

• Registration fee

• Confirmation of booking and receipt of payment for visa applications

• Textbook and access to online as well as other learning materials

• Placement test and welcome package

• Regular tests with feedback on languagelearning progress

• Leisure Program (selected activities may cost extra)

• Help and support with administrative matters or in case of emergency

• Free Internet access, WiFi

• Certificate of participation

• 5 – 15 participants per group

hourly scope

• 25 training units per week

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course fees


Course duration course fee
1 week 280 €
2-11 weeks 230 € (per week)
12 – 35  weeks 210 € (per week)
from 36 weeks 180 € (per week)
Staying longer is worth it:
4 weeks 920 €
8 weeks
1.840 €
12 Weeks 2.520 €
16 Weeks 3.360 €
20 weeks 4.200 €

High season surcharge (27.06.-26.08.2022)      30 € per week

(only for courses with a duration of 1-12 weeks.)