Language Courses

Students of the IMPRS-TRUST are not compelled to learn German, as English is the working language at the Max Planck Institutes and within the computer science departments at Saarland University and RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. Students wishing to learn German can attend German language courses.

All IMPRS-TRUST students can take our German and English courses in Saarbrücken or online.  These courses have different levels of proficiency and are free of charge for everyone meeting our course requirements.

Please check our Course Requirements.

During the semester, classes take place once or twice a week. The current timetable is available here.

New students can join either a German complete beginners course or a more advanced course in German or English, whereas the latter is only possible if these students take the placement test held at the start of the semester.

In Summer Semester 2023, we will offer online courses on all levels of proficiency. In addition, selected courses will take place on-site. More information is available in the registration form.

Registration for Language Courses

You can register for a language course if you:

  • have already received the result of your placement test
  • are qualified for a language course because you passed a previous IMPRS-TRUST course
  • want to register for DaF1 (German complete beginners)

Also, check our detailed course requirements

Registration for Language Courses

German Language Courses in Kaiserslautern

Depending on the students’ needs, there are different course types for all CEFRL levels (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

You can find an overview of the different courses on the website of the VKB. Please note that you have to register personally for a course so that your language skills can be assessed and you can be placed in the correct course level.

Goethe Institute

If you would like to learn German while you are still in your home country, the Goethe Institute may be helpful: they offer German language courses all over the world.