Incoming exchange students and other international students registered at the University of Lucerne without previous knowledge or little knowledge of German (levels A and B) have the possibility to visit a free German short course directly prior to the commencement of their semester. During the semester, language courses are offered by the University of Lucerne at reduced rates.
Content and Aim
This course is intended to prepare students for their studies in Lucerne. Within levels A and B, courses will be divided according to class level and on the number of participants. The course covers the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing for everyday life in Lucerne. The focus lies on communicative skills and vocabulary.
Everyday situations will be covered; for instance, introducing yourself and others, living and working in Lucerne, numbers, money and time expressions, leisure activities, food and shopping, etc.
As well as classroom based sessions, participants will also get to practise their skills in every-day situations and get to know Lucerne and the Swiss way of life.
The course takes place in the week prior to the start of the semester from Monday - Thursday.
For this course, no credits are awarded.
Free handouts will be distributed during the course. No further material is needed.
The course is free of charge and is funded by the University of Lucerne.
Incoming exchange students will receive an official invitation to participate in the course along with further information on the application procedure directly from the Mobility Coordinator upon being accepted for an exchange semester at the University of Lucerne.
During the semester, the University of Lucerne offers its exchange students and other eligible participants a German language course at A1 level (for students of the University of Lucerne only). More information and online registration
If you are interested in an A2 level German course, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For international students with intermediate knowledge of German, this course offers the opportunity to further develop existing language skills. As in the courses A1 and A2, the focus is on the acquisition of vocabulary and the development of communication skills. For more information and online registration please see here.
The University of Lucerne offers a German language course for non-German-mother-tongue students to give them the language skills they need for their degree. The course is aimed in particular at students from Ticino and the Romandie. Providing places are available, exchange students and other foreign students with a prior knowledge of German are also welcome.