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German for ZHdK students

Ready for life on and off Campus at Zurich

If you wish to gain confidence in your German oral or written communication skills during your stay in Zurich, why not join other students from around the world in a lively and communicative foreign language classroom? Guided by motivated and experienced instructors from the Institute of Language Competence of the ZHAW you can practise communication skills, naturally acquiring the vocabulary and grammar needed to deal competently with everyday situations. We provide up-to-date listening and reading material to help you become more familiar with your German-speaking environment. Developing independent learning strategies also makes up an important part of the course as they will enable you to broaden and deepen your knowledge of the local language and culture on your own.

The courses «Ready for Life On and Off Campus in Zurich» will be held on the ZHdK campus in Toni-Areal starting September 2021. Depending on the development of the Covid situation, a change to online classes may be necessary.

Next courses

course level lessons day hour date
Intensive course beginners 45 Mo – Fr /
Mo – We
9:15 – 15:30 6 – 15 September 2021 (no classes on 8 September 2021 afternoon)
Semester course beginners and lower intermediate 26 Tue or Thu 17:30 – 19:00 21 September – 16 December 2021


Intensive course

Course fees:

Additional cost of 50 CHF for course material for all course participants.

Semester course

Course fees:

Additional cost of 50 CHF for course material for all course participants.


Application deadline including placement test: 16th July 2021, 1 pm. Please note: Places are limited. Registrations will be accepted upon receipt. When classes are full, further applications will be waitlisted.

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