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Ludwig-Maximilians Universität: German Language Course - Summer Program


City:Munich   Country: Germany

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The summer language course is organized by the International University Club of Munich (IUCM) in collaboration with the Office of International Affairs of Munich’s Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU). 

The University has long been recognized as a center of excellence for the study and teaching of German as a foreign language. Language teaching at the Summer German Language course in Munich is proficiency-based and aims to develop four basic skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. 

Each course is designed to teach the language within its academic, cultural and social context, so that students deepen their knowledge of Germany, whilst simultaneously developing their language skills. 

Language courses will be supplemented by a variety of activities such as lectures, films and excursions to points of local cultural significance. Tutors shall also participate in the extra-curricular activities and are available for consultation throughout.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration: August 3- 28, 2020 (Approx. 4 weeks)

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Program Information

Language of Instruction: English, German

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität: German Language Course Information

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität Credit Information.

Small groups, excellent and committed teachers, intensive instruction, an inspiring environment - MISU provides German language courses for all levels and purposes. Each course lasts for about 4 weeks. Each class is designed to teach the German language (all levels – basic, intermediate, advanced) within its academic, cultural, and social context, so that students improve their language skills while simultaneously deepening their knowledge of Germany. Interactive teaching is of particular importance for all lectures.

The four-week language course is designed for foreign students in all areas of study. The goal of the course is to improve present language skills or to get to grips with the German language. The content of the course will focus on regional studies and the academic life giving an insight into everyday life and culture in Munich. 

The course schedule for classes will be devised according to the different language levels of each group. 

Contents of the course: 

Beginner’s Course (A1 - A2) This course is suitable for students who have no or very little knowledge of the German language. The beginner’s course will cover fundamental grammar and language skills, as well as current political, social, and cultural issues. The course will also involve various group work and projects (e.g. creating a class newspaper). Emphasis shall also be placed upon the strengthening and enrichment of their vocabulary base. 

Intermediate/Advanced Course (B1 - C1) The course members should already have acquired a solid understanding of the grammar topics taught in the beginner’s course. Students should also be able to understand challenging texts, such as newspaper articles, and should not experience any difficulty in problems understanding everyday situations. In this course we will concentrate on language, as it specifically pertains to academic study. Grammatical structures will be covered according to the needs of the course members, which are based on challenging current political and literary texts. In addition, other relevant texts (literature and history of Munich) will be treated and assigned, in part, through group work. Furthermore the strengthening and enrichment of the vocabulary will be an aim of this course. Among other things, we will look at common situations which one could face while studying at a German university. This could include topics that do not form part of 'everyday conversation'. The workload for the intermediate and advanced courses will depend upon involvement in independent study and group work. 

Regional and intercultural studies 

Part of learning a foreign language involves learning to understand a different culture. This allows one to communicate with another culture more effectively. Accordingly, during the whole course, the students will be exposed to and actively interact with different aspects of German culture. Munich’s prime location in the heart of Bavaria will allow students to experience the Bavarian culture phenomenon first-hand. 

Program details can be found here.

Please note that 3 ECTS is typically equivalent to 1.5 UAlberta credits. Please confirm with you Faculty if you will receive 3 full credits for this program. 

Fees & Costs

Education Abroad Nomination Fee: $250.00 CAD 

Registration Fee: € 200 (approx. $300 CAD)

LMU Tuition Fee: € 440 (approx. $650 CAD) 

Accommodation: € 430 (approx. $635 CAD) 

Extra (optional): Theatre workshop and Phonetics: € 35 (approx. $52 CAD)

PROGRAM TOTAL: Approx. $1,835 CAD, or $1,887 with optional theatre workshop

Fees are subject to change without notice. Included in the cost of the course is the language teaching, the cultural program, course materials and excursions. 

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Munich. Students are also responsible for any additional costs including medical coverage, books and supplies, food, entertainment and incidental expenses.


The LMU is able to offer a single-room accommodation for the participants. The rooms are located in student dormitories of the Studentenwerk München. 

The student housing facilities are all located close to bus or subway stations with a good connection to the university, which is located near Munich’s downtown area. 

All students are accommodated in their own private room.Most of them are in shared apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom, and some are self-contained single apartments. 

You will be provided with sheets and blankets, which can be washed at one of the laundry rooms in the building. Towels and kitchen utensils (cutlery, cups, plate and pots) will not be provided. We ask that you acquire these items according to your own personal needs. 

All dormitories have special washrooms with washing machines, so you can wash your personal clothing. 

Please also be aware that the rooms are only of a very modest standard. Furthermore please note that we will not be able to inform you which room you will be allocated prior to your arrival in Munich.

Program Contact

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