Business PF

International Study Program | ISP

Information for incoming bachelor exchange students from our partner universities

> Courses German as a foreign language

> Presemester Courses

Course no.

Course Title

Contact hours of 45 minutes per week

ECTS Credits


German CEFR-Level A1 (Basic User)

intensive course (18 days, 105 contact hours in total; 2 courses: (1) on campus (2) online



Refresher pre-semester course CEFR-Level A2/B1

2 weeks intensive course, every March

no credits allocated

> Courses during the semester 


German CEFR-Level A1
(Basic User)




German CEFR-Level A2
(Basic User)




German CEFR-Level B1
(Independent User)




German CEFR-Level B1+
(Independent User)
++will be replaced as of March 2024 by the new B2 course++



LAN1005 German CEFR-Level B2
(Independent User)
++will be replaced as of March 2024 by the new B2 course++
4 5
LAN1051 German CEFR-Level B2
(Independent User)
++ new course as of March 2024 with 6 contact hours of 45 minutes per week ++
6 5


German CEFR-Level C1
(Proficient User) – on demand



Please see further details for the current semester on the website of our language center



Added value – learn German and improve your language profile

  • One of our objectives is to encourage all international students to improve their language profile by acquiring at least good basic skills in German.
  • Future employers might expect that internationals, having studied in Germany did learn some German.
  • Pforzheim University’s Institute of Foreign Languages offers a wide range of courses in German as a foreign language, tailored to your individual needs.

Are you going to start learning German without previous knowledge?

Have you been learning German for some time?

Based on a placement test during your ISP welcome and orientation phase, we will arrange
for suitable classes.

Full integration into the time-table
All courses in German as a foreign language are fully integrated into the ISP time-table and hence, can be attended without any schedule conflicts within the English-based ISP course offerings of the Business School.

Skill levels and learning objectives
The different skill levels are based on the learning objectives that will be achieved by the end of the respective course according to the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” (CEFR).