German in everyday university life: mastering phone calls, emails, appointments (B1/B2)

Target group: Employees of the UdS and htw saar as well as doctoral students in employment with the UdS

You already have some knowledge of German, but you still lack the routine of everyday university life? How do I make phone calls? How do I arrange appointments? What do I need to bear in mind when communicating by e-mail?
You will learn all this in this workshop.

Course details for summer semester 2024:

  • Participation is allowed for: all international employees of Saarland University (UdS) and of the University of Applied Sciences (htw saar) as well as all international doctoral students in an employment relationship with the UdS
  • Language requirements: at least level B1 required
  • Format: The workshop is offered online in Microsoft Teams.
    Please ensure a quiet workplace and the following IT requirements: a stable, fast internet connection, speakers or headphones on your end device (desktop PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone), microphone and webcam.
  • Start: from Thursday, 11 April 2024
  • Dates: on Thursday, 11 April, 18 April and 25 April 2024, each from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    The workshop comprises 3 individual appointments.
  • Registration period: Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 12 p.m./noon – Monday, 04 March 2024, 12 p.m./noon. Only registrations via the online registration form will be accepted. Within the time indicated above, a button will appear on this website to lead you to the form.
  • Any questions? Then please send us an e-mail to: deutschkurse(at) with the subject "German courses for university staff".


Laura Basta, lecturer for "German as a Foreign Language" (DaF).

Registration period summer semester (extended!)

The registration period has been extended!
Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 12 p.m./noon – Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 12 p.m./noon (only online!)
Within the time indicated above, a button will appear at this site which will take you to the online registration form. Only such course registrations will be accepted.

Unfortunately, registration is no longer possible.

Who may participate?

All staff members of Saarland University and the htw saar as well as doctoral students in an employment relationship with the UdS may participate.
Unfortunately, participation is usually not possible for staff of affiliated institutes of the UdS and staff of the UKS Homburg, HfM and HBK saar or doctoral students who are employed there or at htw saar. - If there is sufficient capacity, staff from UKS Homburg, HfM and HBK saar as well as doctoral students from UKS, if they are employed by the UdS, can also be admitted.

No course fees

No course fees are charged for participation.


Those who attend all dates of the workshop can (on request) be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Approval of the supervisor is required:

The consent of your supervisor is required for registration and participation in this course of the ISZ Saar. Please obtain this consent yourself in advance. However, it is not necessary to forward the consent to the ISZ Saar.


After the registration period you will receive a confirmation of your registration. You will be invited to the team of the course on MS Teams, through which the language course will be launched weekly.


International Study Centre Saar (ISZ Saar)

Preparatory and in-sessional courses for international students

How to contact us

Please contact our department of In-sessional courses 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)

Postal address

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