Good to know
|Semester:||Date:||Duration:||Holidays:||Days without lessons:|
|Spring Semester 2023||
13 March –
23 June 2023
Good Friday: 7 April 2023
Easter Monday: 10 April 2023
Ascension: Thursday, 18 May 2023
Whit Monday: 29 May 2023
|Autumn Semester 2023/24||
18 September 2023 –
19 January 2024
16. – 20.10.2023
22.12.2023 – 7.1.2024
Our standard level courses and special courses usually last 15 weeks. However, we also offer short courses of 5 - 10 weeks. The duration of the courses is listed in the respective course description.The duration of the special courses is between 9 and 15 weeks.
One lesson lasts 45 minutes.
In the regular courses, you will learn in a motivated group of 12 to 14 people (courses in small groups: 9 to 11 people). In the special courses, the number of participants varies between 8 and 12.
You can register for courses (course start Mid March 2023) online by 25 February 2023. Late registrations are only possible if there are still places available.
To achieve your course goal, it is important that you attend the course from the beginning. Therefore, registrations after the beginning of the semester are only possible in exceptional cases.
Early bird bonus for follow-up courses
If you have passed the ZHAW final examination, you can enrol for a follow-up course without a placement test. If you register by 14 February 2023, you will benefit from the early bird bonus.
You learn with various textbooks and online learning platforms. Course fees do not include the cost of teaching materials. These materials amount to approx. CHF 50 per semester.
Terms and Conditions of Business
The following conditions apply to German as a Foreign and Second Language courses: