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Do you want to communicate more confidently, more proficiently and independently in German? At the Institute of Language Competence at the ZHAW, we can help you reach your goals - for your studies, or for your professional or personal needs.

Thanks to our many years of experience as an examination center, we can provide you with the best possible preparation for Goethe certificates at A1 to C2 levels.

High-quality teaching is important to us – and in our courses you will find what meets your needs. Let our professional and experienced German teachers guide you along your individual learning path.

German courses B1 – C2

In the regular courses, you practise all the language skills — reading, listening, speaking and writing — and reach the next level of the CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in one semester. At the end of the semester, you can demonstrate your progress by taking the ZHAW level test or a Goethe exam.

In the special courses, you will work on the skills that are important to you: writing, communication, reading, pronunciation. You decide what you want to learn.

We use carefully selected teaching materials and apply modern methodology in all our courses. On our online learning platform, you can access additional course-specific materials for self-study.

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Additional offers

Treffpunkt Tandem

The tandem exchange "Treffpunkt Tandem" gives you the opportunity to improve your communication skills in German or another foreign language.

ZHAW learning platform

The online exercises offered on the ZHAW learning platform are available to participants free of charge.

German courses for students