DSH Exam Preparation
Specialised Course & Language Course
Target group: Medium and Upper Levels (B2-C2). Everyone is welcome who wishes to advance his/her language competence to exam level.
Requirements: German language skills level B2 or higher. No further requirements.
Studying at a German university requires proof of sufficient German knowledge. Either the DSH or TestDaF exam is required to be taken if corresponding certificates (i.e. Deutsches Sprachdiplom "German Language Diploma" or the "ZOP" of the Goethe Institute) have not been.
The University of Bayreuth will invigilate the DSH exam in October 2012. Following the end of the summer university, we will offer a preparation course to all participants choosing this exam date.
Specialised Course DSH Exam Preparation
In the afternoons, you will systematically practice all four parts of the exams (reading comprehension and scientific structures, listening comprehension, text production, and oral expression). Your teacher will develop effective strategies with you to manage each part of the exam. Mock exams will familiarise you with the exam format, simultaneously testing your acquired knowledge .
Intercultural Language Course
The language course in the morning equips you with the necessary linguistic and regional background knowledge for the in-depth specialised course.
Within each level, all courses deal with the following regional topics with varying degrees of difficulty:
- Germany Through Foreign Eyes
- Everyday Life in Germany
- Regional Variety
- Cultural Variety
- Germany in the World
"German as a foreign language" consists not only of vocabulary and correct sentence structure. Germans also structure their conversations in a particular way and adhere to a culture-specific set of values. This adherence to culture in communication is a particular focus. Therefore a connection between foreign language and foreign understanding is formed.
At the start of the summer university, you will be allocated to the course which is most suitable for you by means of an assessment. You strengthen your German language skills through dealing with stylistics, idiomology, and vocabulary relevant to the issue. Aspects of German literature, culture, and society will be analysed and discussed. You can also give your own presentation if you wish.
This course consists of 28 hours per week:
20 hours of language course in the morning from 9:00am to 12:30pm and
8 hours of specialised course in the afternoon from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.
With regular attendance and a successfully passed final exam, you will receive ECTS credits for this course.
You may choose from the culture programme in the afternoon and evening according to your interests.
Cost: Course fee 600 € + registration fee 100 € + accommodation
If you would like to participate in a course to prepare for the exam, please find the course fees below:
DSH Folgekurs (60 hours) 325 €
no exam fees
Summer uni accomodation only possible until September 21st. You will have to organise your own accomodation, i.e. Bayreuth Youth Hostel
Please complete the registration form and send via email or post to the IIK Bayreuth. You may also hand it in at the course office (campus, GW1, S90).
We also offer courses for later dates: please check at IIK Bayreuth here .