We offer international early career researchers the opportunity to learn German and increase their language proficiency in our ongoing German courses.

  • Registration for our German courses is currently closed. We will let you know as soon as possible about the next round of courses and registration deadlines.
A hand holding a pretzel in the air. Photo: Pierre Gui/Unsplash
In our German courses, you will focus on oral and written communication, and learn more about the German culture. Photo: Pierre Gui/Unsplash

Learn German at the Research Academy Leipzig

We offer international doctoral researchers and postdocs the opportunity to learn German and increase their language proficiency. In partnership with interDaF e.V. am Herder-Institut at Leipzig University, we organise courses at a wide variety of language levels. Students are placed in courses following a placement test.

The courses for all language levels are offered in three rounds per year:

  • January to March (registration in December)
  • April to July (registration in March)
  • October to December (registration in September)

Registration

Registration for our German courses is currently closed. As soon as a new registration period begins, the registration form will be posted here.

Cost

The course Erste Schritte costs €90, and all other courses €45. Participants from external institutions may be subject to different fees.

Courses and Dates

German Course: Erste Schritte (A1 and A1/A2)

For international doctoral researchers and postdocs who would like to learn German and do not have any prior knowledge.

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German Course: Weiter geht’s (A1/A2)

For international doctoral researchers and postdocs who would like to increase their proficiency in German.

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German Course: Auf Deutsch bitte (A2/B1 and B1/B2)

For international doctoral researchers and postdocs who have learned German in the past and would like to refresh their language skills.

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