German for Speakers of Other Languages (GSOL)

The German Section of  the Language Institute offers GSL courses at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) from A1 (beginner level) to C2 (near-native proficiency).

At basic level (A) all our courses have 4 contact hours a week and develop all 4 areas of language competence: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

At the lower-intermediate level (B1) we offer courses with either 2 or 4 contact hours a week, focusing on a particular area of competency, e.g. writing. At this level there are also courses on grammar, pronunciation and area studies.

At the upper-intermediate level (B2) we offer 2- or 4-hour courses focusing on particular skills such as presentation and discussion skills, or integrated skills in courses such as German through movies, German through literature and area studies. We also offer GSP courses (German for Special Purposes) for students of Politics and Public Administration, Economics, and Law.

At proficiency level (C1 and C2) all our courses have 2 contact hours a week. In addition to courses on area studies, grammar and vocabulary there are also courses focusing on study-related skills such as academic writing and advanced presentation skills.