Learning German

Even if you intend to follow an English language program at the Faculty, we would like to encourage you to learn German. It will certainly help you to discover Germany and to make contact with its inhabitants more intensively. After all, German is the tenth most widely spoken language in the world and the most widely spoken language in the EU.

Many private and public institutes and schools offer German courses in Germany and abroad. You can obtain a good overview and a lot of useful information about language learning from the internet pages of the DAAD. They also provide tests to help you to assess your language skills.

There are plenty of language schools and 'language cafés' in Frankfurt. Also, the Goethe-Institut offers language courses for German. 

Exchange students can profit from opportunities to learn German at Goethe University. A pre-sessional one-month language and orientation course (DIA) takes place every year in March and September before the lecture period begins. This course is offered for students having good basic German language skills and is free of charge for exchange students. Further information is provided along with the enrollment documents.

In addition, there are several German language courses organised and offered by the University's Centre of International Studies, addressing students with different levels of knowledge. The courses aim at improving grammar, discussion and argumentation ability, and writing skills.

Internationales Studienzentrum
Senckenberganlage 31 - 33
D-60325 Frankfurt
Visiting address: Juridicum, 7. floor, room 759
phone: +49 (0) 69 798-23591 oder -23794
Contact: e-mail