HU German Language Academy

HU GLA SM I, 2019: German Culture and Area Studies (B1-B2 German Intensive course)

Course details          

German class in the morning

80 credit hours

Monday to Friday, 09.00 am – 12.30 pm

Academic lessons in the afternoon

20 credit hours

two to three times a week, Tuesday to Thursday, 01.30 pm – 03.00 pm

Content of Academic lessons

The course offers different ways of approaching German art, culture and history. The course spans an arc from painting to film to the history of Jewish life by using the tools of intuition and reflection, practical exercises up to the direct encounter with cultural phenomena. At first, you will have the opportunity to engage intensively with the subject of Fine Arts in Germany. The course will introduce important paintings and representatives from the Romantik to Expressionism to get familiar with the subject’s background and to discover peculiarities. Secondly, we will focus on film as a medium to transport feelings, knowledge and culture. You will get an insight into the current German film scene and work on various film formats such as feature films, short films and advertising films as well as music videos. Furthermore, you are given the opportunity to go on a search for traces of Jewish life in Germany. We will focus on both the history of Judaism in Germany and the lives of young Jews in Berlin. During excursions to historical sights and museum visits you will experience the vivid culture, everyday life and history of Germany and its capital.

Instructor

Sandra Künstler

2000 Graduation with a Master degree in Theater sciences, Economics and Sociology at the University of Leipzig

2004-2006 Instructor for German as A Foreign Language (DaF) at various Language schools in Prague, Czech Republic

2006-2008 Instructor for German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at the Goethe Institute Tel Aviv and at the Tel Aviv University, Israel

Please register for this course under the following link:

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

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HU GLA SM I, 2019: Zoom on Berlin (B2 German Intensive course)

German Intensive course: Zoom on Berlin B2

Course details          

German class in the mornings

80 credit hours

Monday to Friday, 09.00 am – 12.30 pm

Academic lessons in the afternoon

20 credit hours

two to three times a week, Tuesday to Thursday, 01.30 pm – 03.00 pm

Content of Academic lessons

“If you get tired of Berlin, you’ll get tired of life.” You can always hear that in the German capital. But what makes Berlin so unique, fascinating, and attracts bohemians, students and many others from all over the world?

In “Zoom on Berlin”, we try to look at selected aspects of this phenomenon very closely. In many excursions we experience Berlin exactly where life happens. Explore places that wrote and are still writing history. Visit popular concerts and world famous theaters. Take part in interesting studio and museum tours and experience Berlin by individual excursions. In our introductory seminars, you will get the necessary background knowledge so that you can discover your Berlin.

This is how you can experience Berlin first hand and stick to the city’s motto “be Berlin”.

Instructor

Jens Magersuppe

2006 Completion of the state examination for the teaching profession at high schools (German and English) completed with distinction at the Universität Kassel

Erasmus Studies of Performing Arts at the University of East London, UK

Lecturer for German as a Foreign Language (DaF) at the Goethe-Institut Berlin

Head of teacher training, certified auditor of the language levels A1 – C2 and test author at the Goethe-Institut Berlin

Author for teaching materials at Cornelsen Verlag

Please register for this course under the following links:

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-2

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The Online registration for our HU GLA Summer Module I, 2019 is open!

Please note, that the online registration for our HU GLA Summer Module I, 2019 is open already.

If you are interested in a German Intensive course during the upcoming summer period, you are welcome to check the offer of our SM I , 2019. Our courses cover the language level A1.2-C2.

For further information about course contents and a registration online please use the following link:

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

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The registration for our HU GLA WM II, 2019 is closed!

Please note, that the online registration for our HU GLA Winter Module II, 2019 is closed already.

If you are interested in a German Intensive course during the upcoming summer period, you are welcome to check the offer of our HU GLA Summer Program, 2019:

Summer Module I, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

Summer Module II, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-2

 

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The Online registration for our HU GLA Summer Program 2019 is open!

We do offer a variety of German courses with Academic lessons to improve your German language skills and to expand your knowledge about the German culture.

For further information about our courses during the summer period 2019 please check the following links:

Summer Module I, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

Summer Module II, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-2

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The HU GLA wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Enjoy a good time with your family and friends! See you in 2019!

 

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The registration for our HU GLA WM I, 2019 is closed!

Please note, that the online registration for our HU GLA Winter Module I, 2019 is closed already.

If you are interested in a German Intensive course during the upcoming winter period, you are welcome to check the offer of our Winter Module II, 2019:

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/winter-module-2

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The Online registration for our HU GLA Summer Program 2019 is open!

Please note that the Online registration for our Summer Program, 2019 is open!

We do offer a variety of German courses with Academic lessons to improve your German language skills and to expand your knowledge about the German culture. Our German Intensive courses cover the language level A1.2 – C2.

If you complete the German classes in the mornings and the academic lessons in the afternoon successfully, you will receive 7 ECTS credit points.

Before registering, be sure to use our language test online to determine your current language level!

Please note that the result of the placement test on the first day of the course determines the language level of your German course. This test result is valid regardless of the German course you have registered for.

For further information about our courses during the summer period 2019 please check the following links:

Summer Module I, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-1

Summer Module II, 2019

https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/en/hu-gla/summer-module-2

 

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HU GLA Winter Program 2019: Limited offer of apartment spots!

We like to announce, that from now on we can offer a certain number of apartment spots for participants of the HU GLA Winter Program 2019!

At the moment we can offer the following number apartment spots during the given periods:

Winter Module I, 2019: 

Accommodation period: January 12th until February 2nd, 2019

Number of apartment spots: 16

Winter Module II, 2019:

Accommodation period: February 3rd until February 23rd, 2019

Number of apartment spots: 15

Apartment spot details:

Apartment fee: 450 EUR, payment in cash upon arrival (Please do not transfer any apartment fee to our HU GLA account!)

Apartment spot facilities: single room with a bed (bedlinen and towels included) and a cupboard in a flat of a host family, W-Lan access, shared use of kitchen and bathroom, self-catering (no breakfast or meals), own key for the apartment, no reception of guests possible

The majority of the apartments are located in the inner city ring (inside the S-Bahn ring – Ringbahn). The average distance to the HU Language Center facilities is max. 25 to 30 minutes by public transportation, which is the usual travel time in Berlin.

Application information:

Please note that apartment spots are limited! Each apartment spot is assigned in order of registration and is subject to availability!

Please note, that the booking of an apartment spot is generally binding and that we can not accept any short term cancellations of an apartment spot reservation!

For a cancellation the following regulations apply: Within a 8 week period before the course starts we have to charge you with 1/3 of the apartment fee! Within a 4 week period before the course starts we have to charge you with the full apartment fee! If you already moved into the apartment, the full apartment fee will be charged as a cancellation fee.

Application procedure:

Only if you have registered successfully for one of our German courses in our Winter Program 2019 and have at least received a payment request, you are entitled to request an apartment spot. Please do so by writing an email to germanacademy.spz@hu-berlin.de with the following details: name, module, German course.

If your requested spot is available, you will receive an confirmation email for your apartment spot. As soon as possible you will receive a second email with further information about your host, the apartment location and the arrival/departure procedure.

We are looking forward to your applications!

Your HU GLA team

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HU GLA WM II, 2019: German Intensive courses A1.2, A2, B1-B2, C1-C2

German Intensive course A1.2, A2, B1-B2, C1-C2

Course details          

German class in the mornings

75 credit hours

Monday to Friday, 09.00 am – 1.30 pm

Content of the courses

For the language level A1.2, A2, B1-B2

During comprehensive German classes you will improve your language skills and expand your vocabulary quickly. The lessons include interactive sessions about Berlin and its culture. Once a week, an excursion is offered for each course.

Für das Sprachniveau C1-C2

Dieser Kurs mit dem Germanisten und Filmemacher Karsten Eckardt ist eine Einladung zu einer Zeitreise durch die deutsche Kulturgeschichte für fortgeschrittene Deutschlerner/ innen. In Seminaren und Exkursionen erfahren Sie eine so persönliche wie spannende Annäherung an Etappen der deutschen Geschichte bis heute. Reflektieren Sie deutsche Kulturgeschichte im Spiegel von ausgewählter Literatur, Musik und Filmen: Von Goethe über Leni Riefenstahl – von Christa Wolf bis Samy Deluxe. Nanu, die Deutschen!

Ein Überblick über die Filme, die Literatur, die Musik und die Kultur der Deutschen und Berlins. Manchmal war ich überrascht, manchmal berührt. Nanu! Was für ein origineller Kurs! (O.R. / eine Teilnehmerin aus der Schweiz)

Dozent für C1-C2

Karsten Eckardt

1996 Abschluss Magister Artium an der Freien Universität Berlin in Germanistik und Theaterwissenschaften

1997 Zusatzausbildung DaF

Seit 1997 freiberuflicher Regisseur für Film und Theater

Seit 1999 DaF-Lehrer und Dozent u.a. am Sprachenzentrum der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2005-2006 Gastdozent am Bates College, USA

2014 Gastdozent an den Universitäten Lausanne und Genf, Schweiz

Arbeitsmaterial für C1-C2

Als Arbeitsmaterial dient ein eigenes akademisches DaF-Lehrbuch für die Oberstufe: “Der Sprachverführer”. Dieser beinhaltet zwei Teile:

  1. den “Kulturverführer” mit einer für jeden Kurs neu zusammengestellten Sammlung aus aktuellen journalistischen Texten, thematisch vertiefenden Essays sowie kulturspezifisch exemplarischen literarischen Texten
  2. einen didaktisch übersichtlich gestalteten Sprach- und Grammatikteil mit Übungen zu verschiedenen Schwerpunkten für die C1 bzw. C2 Stufe inklusive Anleitungen zu gezieltem Wortschatztraining.

Beide Teile des Buches lassen sich im Unterricht in vielfältig wechselnden Aufgabenstellungen flexibel aufeinander beziehen und miteinander verbinden. “Der Sprachverführer” ist explizit für die Ansprüche und Bedürfnisse einer akademisch orientierten Zielgruppe konzipiert. Das Buch lässt sich bei Bedarf in der inhaltlichen wie grammatischen Progression über zwei Vollzeit-Intensivkurse erweitern.

To register online for the Winter Module II, 2019 please check the following link: https://www.sprachenzentrum.hu-berlin.de/de/hu-gla/wintermodul-2

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