German Language Courses

German Language Courses at Trier University

International PhD students, postdocs and visiting scholars interested learning German can participate in the German language courses offered by the Language Centre of Trier University. The Centre offers a great selection of courses, ranging from level A1.1 to scientific German language trainings. An overview of the courses is available online.

Registration is open in March or April (for the summer semester) and October (for the winter semester). For the A1.1 course, please register online in PORTA. For all other courses, please fill out the registration form and send it to Ms. Van Wylick (vanwylickuni-trierde).

Please note that you need to be enrolled as a student or as a guest auditor (Gasthörerschaft+) to participate in the courses.


German language courses organised by private operators

Alternatively, there are private operators (TASI and VHS Trier) who organise German language trainings in town.


Teaching German as a foreign language (DaF)

As part of the "Teaching German as a foreign language" certificate, international doctorial students can acquire didactical skills. The certificate qualifies the participants to professionally teach German as a foreign language in universites in Germany and abroad.