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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 2023. 

Next courses

course level lessons day hour date
Intensive course beginners 45 Mo – Fr /
Mo – We
9:15 – 15:30 4 – 13 September 2023 (no classes on 6 September 2023 afternoon)
Semester course beginners and lower intermediate 26 Tue or Thu 18:00 – 19:30 19 September – 14 December 2023


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: 14 July 2023, 1 pm. This test has to be completed electronically before the registration deadline.
Please note: Places are limited. Registrations will be accepted
in order of receipt. Once classes are full, all further applications will be added to a waiting list.

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