German for Beginners

Students and doctoral students from all faculties of the UdS with no knowledge of German are the target group of our semester beginner courses. In the German courses, which are specially designed to meet the needs of zero beginners, instruction is given twice a week in the skills of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, grammar and written communication. There is no placement test to take at the beginning of the course.

The places in the beginners' courses are exclusively for participants with no previous knowledge of the German language.

Beginners' courses (no knowledge of German).



Those who already have little or more knowledge of German should apply for the general language courses (language levels A1 to C1). Via a placement test before the course, we evaluate your existing language skills so that you are placed in a course with a suitable language level.

General language courses (German skills available).


International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)

Preparatory and in-sessional courses for international students

How to contact us

Please contact our department by e-mail if you have questions

Do you have questions about other courses offered at the ISZ Saar? Then you will find the right contact person for your request here.

If you have any questions regarding your application to the UdS or enrolment in study-preparatory DSH and VSI courses, please only contact the team of the Admissions Office (e-mail: studium(at)

Abteilung studienbegleitende Deutschkurse

/ Department of in-sessional German courses

International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)
Head of department: Dr. Oxana Brandes
Secretary: Christine Koch M.A.
Phone: +49 (0) 681 302-71116


Postal address

Internationales Studienzentrum Saar (ISZ Saar)
der Universität des Saarlandes
Abteilung studienbegleitende Kurse
Campus, Gebäude A3 2, Raum 4
66123 Saarbrücken