Photo credit: Elisa Berdica

Courses on German Language and Culture

Extracurricular course program

Exchange students are offered the opportunity to take additional courses during the semester. These include both German language courses and courses on regional and cultural studies. Courses on regional and cultural studies are taught in English. Language courses are available at different levels (A1 to C1) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

These courses are open to all exchange students. Registration costs EUR 15 per course. This fee is not refundable, not even if you cannot participate in the course. A minimum number of participants is required for each course. Courses might be canceled due to lack of enrollment.

The German lessons were very helpful for learning a new language in a new country. It’s fun to realize you are starting to understand the language in just a few short months.

Anikka Chan, exchange student in the bachelor’s program in Business Administration, University of Toronto (Canada) / Photo credit: Elisa Berdica


If you would like to participate in an extracurricular course, please register via our myUniMA portal. You will receive an e-mail containing the link to the portal in May or November respectively. Registration for the courses takes place at the end of January or at the end of August respectively. Each student can register for a maximum of three extracurricular courses. For further information on the registration please visit myUniMA. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may use the computers at the Express Service in L1, 1 to register (during opening hours only); you do not need any log-in data.

Organizational information

You are required to attend the first day of the course. Otherwise, you will lose your place on the course and can no longer attend. Courses are limited to a maximum of 15 participants. In view of the limited number of participants we kindly ask you to make your choice carefully. When planning your semester schedule, please make sure that the courses on German language and culture and the courses of your regular curriculum do not overlap. If you de-register in time, your place can be offered to other students on the wait list. 

ECTS credits

If you have regularly attended and successfully completed your German language course, you will receive the indicated number of ECTS credits. Only two unexcused absences per course are allowed. If you participate in an intensive language course, you may only miss one course unit. 

Each course comprises different examinations such as a final examination, several tests, and/or presentations. The respective teacher will inform you of the type of examination. Please query with your home university in advance, whether the ECTS credits that you receive for our German language courses will be recognized.

You can find an overview of our current courses here: [German language courses from myUniMA]

German Language and Culture Courses

Tandem Conversation Partner

Are you looking for a way to improve your language skills in another language? Would you like to practise with native speakers? Here you can find your tandem partner:

Tandem Conversation Partner


Julia Schätz

Julia Schätz

German Language Courses Coordinator and Accommodation Officer for International Exchange Students
University of Mannheim
Division II – Student Affairs
International Office
L 1, 1 – Room 110
68161 Mannheim