German as a foreign language - general information

German as a forein language for everybody
German as a foreign language for students

German Language Courses for everybody

(version française) (deutsche Version)


In Goslar, we offer German language courses generally twice a week.
Courses are open to all people interested in learning another language. You may find the course dates on our websites when you visit us at German as a forein language underneath the lilac language symbol.

Other classes are offered in Oker:

Intensive classes German as a foreign language - Inegration courses
These courses are open for everyone. A telc-test is offered.
More info:

Bildungswerk Niedersächsischer Volkshochschulen GmbH, Aus- und Weiterbildungszentrum
Hüttenstraße 6
38642 Goslar-Oker
Telefon: 05321 3370-0
Telefax: 05321 3370-70
E-Mail: Christina.Alberti-Mikhael@bnvhs.de
Website www.BNVHS.de (www.bnvhs.de)

German as a foreign

Language Courses for people who want to study at a German University

 

Where do I find all the information for the German courses?


The German as a foreign language courses offered by the Volkshochschule Goslar take place in Clausthal-Zellerfeld in cooperation with the TU Clausthal.  The internet address for these German courses is: daf.vhs-goslar.de

The internet address of the IZC of the TU Clausthal is :
www.izc.tu-clausthal.de/sprachenzentrum/deutsch/

Who is allowed to register for the intensive German courses of the Volkshochschule Goslar?


Prospective students who want to study at the TU Clausthal have to register for the course at the IZC at the same time as registering at the university:
IZC
Graupenstr. 11                 
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

           
Telephone: (+49) (0)5323 72-3105 (Mrs. Nobbe)
Telefax: (+49) 05323 72-3939           
E-mail: application@tu-clausthal.de

     
Prospective students who have an entrance certificate for another German university, can register for the Level A1 courses at the local Volkshochschule:

Volkshochschule Landkreis Goslar, Außenstelle Clausthal in der Haupt- und Realschule
Einersberger Blick 2
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Telephone: 05323 78766 (Mrs Fischer)
Telefax: 05321 7699839
E-mail: clausthal@vhs-goslar.de
How do I register for the German A1.1 language course?

Prospective students can complete an application form for a German A.1.1 course when registering at the TU Clausthal. 
People who don’t want to study at the TU Clausthal, must send a copy of the entrance certificate per E-mail to clausthal@vhs-goslar.de and register online for the selected A.1.1 course on the website www.vhs-goslar.de.
Online registrations without an entrance certificate to a German university will not be processed.

 

How do I register for an advanced German level A1.2. language course?


Registration is possible.  Only those who pass the entrance test can participate in the course, providing there are free places.  Participation in the test is free of charge.
The registration for the German course is completed on the first day of tuition after passing the test.
Existing certificates (A.2.2 or higher with a <=4 mark or „passed“) must be brought with on the day of the test.  It shouldn’t be older than 6 months.
Can I get a Certificate of registration for a German course, so that I can apply for my visa?

A Certificate of registration will only be issued if you have registered for a Level A.1.1 course.  (See Conditions above)
A Certificate of registration is not possible for any other courses because the passing of the Entrance test is a pre-condition.

 

Can I contact you if I have any questions or problems regarding my visa?

No. We are only responsible for the organization of the German courses locally and cannot answer any questions regarding visa matters.

 

Do I have to register for the entrance test?

No, it is not necessary to register.  Please come to the test punctually and bring your entrance certificate to another German university with you.

 

What does the entrance test cost?

Participation in the test is free of charge.

 

What is tested in the entrance test and how can I prepare for the entrance test?


Please contact daf-beratung@vhs-goslar.deper E-mail.

 

When and where are the entrance tests held?

On the day of the test, interested parties are requested to gather on the 1st Floor of the IZC, 11, Graupen Street in Clausthal at 07h45, in order to go the place where the test is held together.  The test starts at 08h00.   Newcomers must please bring the entrance certificate to another German university with them.

Einstufungstests / Test for admission / Examen d´admission

- Prüfung für die Zulassung zu Niveaustufe
- Test for admission to Level
- Examen d´admission au niveau


- Prüfung für die Zulassung zu Niveaustufe
- Test for admission to Level
- Examen d´admission au niveau


B1.1: Freitag, 05.05.17, 8.00 Uhr
B1.2: Freitag, 02.06.17, 8.00 Uhr
B2.1 ab Juli 2017:
Vorlage eines Zertifikats für B1.2 / keine Anmeldung möglich / Kursteilnahme nach Platzverfügbarkeit
Admission to Niveaustufe B2.1 (from July 2017):
Presentation of a certificate of B1.2 / no registration possible / Course attendance to space availability

Zulassung für Niveaustufe B2.2 ab Juli 2017:
Vorlage eines Zertifikats für B2.1 / keine Anmeldung möglich / Kursteilnahme nach Platzverfügbarkeit

Admission to Niveaustufe B2.2 (from July 2017):
Presentation of a certificate of B2.1 / no registration possible / Course attendance to space availability

Zulassung für Niveaustufe C1.1 ab Juli 2017:
Vorlage eines Zertifikats für B2.2 / keine Anmeldung möglich / Kursteilnahme nach Platzverfügbarkeit

Admission to Niveaustufe C1.1 (from July 2017):
Presentation of a certificate of B2.2 / no registration possible / Course attendance to space availability

Zulassung für Niveaustufe C1.2 ab Juli 2017:
Vorlage eines Zertifikats für B2.2 / keine Anmeldung möglich / Kursteilnahme nach Platzverfügbarkeit

Admission to Niveaustufe C1.2 (from July 2017):
Presentation of a certificate of B2.2 / no registration possible / Course attendance to space availability

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- Prüfung für die Zulassung zu Niveaustufe
- Test for admission to Level
- Examen d´admission au niveau
A1.2: Freitag, 14.07.17, 8.00 Uhr
A2.1: Freitag, 11.08.17, 8.00 Uhr
A2.2: Freitag, 08.09.17, 8.00 Uhr
B1.1: Freitag, 06.10.17, 8.00 Uhr
B1.2: Freitag, 03.11.17, 8.00 Uhr
B2.1: Freitag, 01.12.17, 8:00 Uhr
B2.2: Donnerstag, 22.12.17, 8:00 Uhr
C1.1: Freitag, 26.01.18, 8:00 Uhr
C1.2: Freitag, 16.02.19, 8:00 Uhr

What happens if I am not able to participate in the entrance test or fail the test?

Prospective students who are not able to participate in the test, because, for example, their visa was issued too late, or those who fail the test, cannot attend the German course selected. We will endeavour to find an alternative.

Should there be more interested parties than available places, the available places in the German course will be allocated to those parties who achieved the best results in the test.

 

Can I do the entrance test more than once??

You can do the entrance test as often as you wish.  Every entrance test only checks the level of existing knowledge for the relevant German course.   If you want to participate in another German course, you must do the entrance test again.

 

Should I pay for the German course in advance?

No!  After registering locally for the course, you will receive an account with the payment information during the first week of tuition.
If, however, the embassy requires this for the purpose of issuing the visa, you can transfer the pre-payment to the following bank account:

Empfänger: (Recipient) Kreiskasse Goslar, Klubgartenstr. 11, 38640 Goslar
Bank: Sparkasse Goslar / Harz
IBAN: DE11268500010070001706
BIC: NOLADE21GSL
Verwendungszweck:(Purpose)  The course number, Surname and First name of the applicant. 

When you transfer a payment, an E-mail must be sent to us at the same time (maike.bernhard@vhs-goslar.de), so that we can accept the money.   Otherwise it will be returned to the sender immediately.  Please write the word “DaF-Vorauszahlung” in the subject line of the E-mail.


(Note:  Please bear in mind that it usually takes 3-6 months for a visa to be issued.  Therefore, to transfer a payment 1-2 months before the course starts doesn’t make sense.)

When do the courses start? What do the courses cost?

As a rule the German courses take place from Monday to Friday, between 08h00 and 13h00 in several buildings in Clausthal-Zellerfeld.   Changes in the days, times and places of the classes are possible and the participants who are present will be informed directly thereof.

Intensivsprachkurse in Clausthal-Zellerfeld - Termine | Language courses - dates | Cours de langue - les dates

Kursus/ Courses/Cours Course Numbers/ Numéros des Cours Termine / Dates Unterrichtsstunden/ Lessons/ Leçons Kursgebühren/ Fees/ Frais de cours
Niveaustufe B1.1 L44C34 08.05.17 - 02.06.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe B1.2 L44C35 06.06.17 - 30.06.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe B2.1 L44C36 03.07.17 - 21.07.17 90 230 Euro
Niveaustufe B2.2 L44C37 24.07.17 - 11.08.17 90 230 Euro
Niveaustufe C1.1 M44C38 14.08.17 - 01.09.17 90 230 Euro
Prüfungsvorbereitung (C1.2) M44C39 04.09.17 - 15.09.17 60 170 Euro
Niveaustufe A1.1 (beginners) L44C40 19.06.17 - 14.07.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe A1.2 L44C41 17.07.17 - 11.08.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe A2.1 M44C42 14.08.17 - 08.09.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe A2.2 M44C43 11.09.17 - 06.10.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe B1.1 M44C44 09.10.17 - 03.11.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe B1.2 M44C45 06.11.17 - 01.12.17 120 290 Euro
Niveaustufe B2.1 M44C46 04.12.17 - 22.12.17 90 230 Euro
Niveaustufe B2.2 M44C47 08.01.18 - 26.01.18 90 230 Euro
Niveaustufe C1.1 M44C48 29.01.18 - 16.02.18 90 230 Euro
Prüfungsvorbereitung (C1.2) N44C49 19.02.18 - 09.03.18 90 230 Euro

(Subject to changes / Des changements peuvent se passer)

 

Am I allowed to use electronic devices during the classes and tests?

No.  As a matter of principle, the use of cell phones, Smartphones, music players, recording devices, etc., is not allowed during lessons and tests.  In certain cases, where necessary, an exception may be made with the explicit permission of the teacher.

 

Must I buy teaching / learning material and books before the course begins?

No.  The students will be informed of all the materials and books required during the course, and these can be acquired during the first week of tuition.

 

Do I receive a registration certificate and / or attendance certificate?

If you have completed the registration form for the German course, you will receive a registration certificate together with an account and the payment information.
At the end of the course you will automatically receive an Attendance certificate, provided you were present on 75% of the days and met all the payment obligations. The Attendance certificate includes the results of the end exams of the course.   
The certificates will be handed out during the course, or on
Tuesday. 15h00 – 16h00, in the Library of the IZC, 11, Graupen Street, Clausthal-Zellerfeld.

Who can I contact when I have queries regarding the course fees and the payment?

Mrs. Maike Bernhard is responsible for this.
Please address all queries to maike.bernhard@vhs-goslar.de per E-mail, with your complete contact details and the course number.

Who can answer my questions as to the contents of the German courses?

Once a week there is a DaF consultation for all interested parties of the German courses:
Tuesday, 15h00 – 16h00, in the Library of the IZC, 11, Graupen Street, Clausthal-Zellerfeld.

Who can assist me when I have questions regarding accommodation and public transport connections?

If you are a prospective student at the TU Clausthal, you can approach the University directly.
IZC
Graupenstr. 11
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Telephone: (+49) (0)5323 72-3105 (Mrs. Nobbe)
Telefax: (+49) (0)5323 72-3939
E-Mail: application@tu-clausthal.de

All other interested parties should contact the Tourist Information centre for further information:  
Bergstraße 31 (Dietzelhaus, Ortsteil Zellerfeld)
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Tel. 0 53 23 81024
Fax 0 53 23 83962
info@oberharz.de
www.oberharz.de