German Classes

German classes for absolute beginners are offered by Beutenberg Campus e.V. For A1.2 courses, you can register and find further information here. For A1.1 courses, you can register and find further information here. The costs are subsidized by the MPI-CE if you participate in at least 80% of the course units.

To register for one of the more advanced courses offered at the MPI-CE, please download the relevant application form. For the A1.2 and A2 courses, you can find the application form here. For the B1 and B2 courses, this is the corresponding application form.

New courses will start on September 6th , 2017 and end on December 18, 2017. All courses comprise of 30 teaching units. Please note that the A1.2 and A2 courses take 90 minutes, whereas the B1 and B2 courses have 60-minute slots. The institute will subsidize the course fee for participants of the MPI-CE and IMPRS students who either pass the course exams or have registered participation on at least 80% of the teaching units.

If you follow the links for the different levels, you will find a brief course description for each course.


Group 1

Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:10 - 13:10, in Room A1.009 (SR1)

Group 2
Mondays and Wednesdays, 16:45 - 17:45, in Room A1.009 (SR1)

Group 3

Mondays and Wednesdays, 15:00 - 16:30, in Room A1.009 (SR1)

Group 4
A1.2 (advanced beginners)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 13:15 - 14:45, in Room A1.009 (SR1)





Zertifikat Deutsch (Abschluss der Grundstufe B1, relevant für Bewerbungen, Einbürgerung etc.); Prüfungsinstitution: Thüringer Hochschulverband / Telc.

DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für Hochschulzugang, Niveaustufe C1-Oberstufe); Prüfungsinstitution: FSU Jena, Institut für Auslandsgermanistik/DaF.


The University of Freiburg published a list with commonly used academic terms in English and German which can be found here.