Learning German at the TUHH

General information

TUHH is offering a variety of language courses on different levels. Detailed information about the courses and granting of credit points are given here .

Intensive / Preliminary Courses

For new students joining international Master’s study programs we offer a preliminary course ahead of the winter semester. The course will be offered in cooperation with our partner Interkulturelle Bildung Hamburg (IBH e.V.)

For exchange students from partner universities and in special programs we offer a preliminary course ahead of the winter semester.

In summer, the TUHH and its cooperation partner Interkulturelle Bildung Hamburg (IBH e.V.) run German language summer courses totaling 100 hours. More information: http://www.ibhev.de/index_en.html.

Courses held during the semester for all TUHH-members

The TUHH holds courses in German as a Foreign Language during the semester for all students and members of faculty. These are classroom courses with e-learning units. For more information please check here.

A course in Literature and Culture and a supplementary bridging course are held for all interested students and members of faculty at the TUHH. Together with international students, works by major German-language writers are read and current topics are discussed in terms of their cultural content. The result is a forum of the cultures that cross each other’s paths at the TUHH. Drama performances, films, exhibitions, lectures and discussion groups give an additional stimulus to the dialog.

For students in international Master’s study programs

For students taking international Master’s study programs special mandatory German courses for master’s students are held during the semester.
Please keep in mind:
Only the special German courses for master´s students and the course “Literatur und Kultur” will be credited for master students! Please check here for more information.

Language counselling German

Please apply here for an individual German language counselling.

Interactive Exercises to improve your German 


1. Grammar

Ralf Kinas Online-Übungen
http://www.ralf-kinas.de/index.html?http://www.ralf-kinas.de/online.htm Grammar tests on different subjects. With answers.

Deutsch Online
http://www.deutschonline.de Interesting tests on selected aspects of grammar.

http://schubert-verlag.de/aufgaben/index.htm Tests on various subjects, with answers.

2. Vocabulary

Ralf Kinas Online-Übungen
http://www.ralf-kinas.de/index.html?http://www.ralf-kinas.de/online.htm Idioms, youth speak, synonyms. With answers.

http://goethe-verlag.com/tests 100 tests on different subjects. In Czech, Dutch, English, French, Hungarian Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. With answers.

Kompass Deutsch: Online-Übungen
http://www.dlc.fi/~pohalone/kompass2/index.html Gap texts, crossword puzzles and quiz questions. Some with answers, otherwise corrected by e-mail.

3. Reading Skill

http://www.juma-thueringen.de/ Magazine for young people learning German.

Deutsch Lernen mit dem Jugendmagazin "jetzt online"
http://www.goethe.de/z/jetzt/deindex.htm Very well designed original texts on subjects that interest young Germans with interesting background information on topical issues and tests of reading skill, reading strategy and writing for yourself. With answers in some cases

http://www.deutschlern.net/ Interactive tests for German as a Foreign Language at different levels - prior application necessary.

Dubliner Arbeitsblätter Online
http://www.goethe.de/gr/dub/schule/dearbb.htm Suitably adapted original texts on topical subjects with questions on the text, gap texts, vocab tests, etc. No answers.

5. Free material from E-Learning-courses German at TUHH