Deutsch aktiv: EinsteigerInnen intensiv

This course is aimed at students and employees at Basel University who want to learn German for their daily life in Basel and at University. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary. They also learn how to communicate effectively in private, professional and academic contexts.

Regular progress checks are an essential element of this course.

Within a brief period, the intensive and compact training guides participants to their first successes in German; it also allows participants to progress to Einsteiger II in the semester.

This intensive course is complemented by additional extracurricular events that facilitate exchanges among participants across courses and languages.

Course information

This course has already taken place.
Course level
  • Monday 02.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tuesday 03.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday 04.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday 05.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Monday 09.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Tuesday 10.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Wednesday 11.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday 12.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Friday 13.09.2019, 8:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Sandra Schöll, MA
Registration deadline
Thursday 29.08.2019
Course fee
Students and PhD candidates: CHF 363.00
University employees: CHF 723.00
Alumni: CHF 723.00

There will be no class on Friday 6 September 2019.

Target group

Please note: This course is for absolute beginners only!

Course materials

  • Begegnungen Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1+, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch; Schubert Verlag 2007; ISBN: 978-3-929526-86-8
  • Begegnungen Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1+, Glossar für die Sprachen Englisch, Französisch und Spanisch; Schubert Verlag 2007; ISBN: 978-3-929526-88-2

The following grammar text is recommended for self-study:

Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grammatik aktiv: A1-B1. Üben. Hören. Sprechen. Cornelsen Verlag Berlin (ISBN: 978-3-06-023972-6).

Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.


± 390 minutes / week

Certificate of attendance

In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum one time.

Placement test

This course can be attended without a prior placement test, as no previous knowledge of the language is required. If you do have some previous knowledge, please consult the Language Center.

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