Learning German is a long-term adventure introducing you to a new world and to better understanding the people studying, working and living around you. No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced learner, you will find something to suit your level.
You can earn up to 6 ECTS Points towards your Master’s degree in the Department of Informatics.
Regular German Language Courses
The language offering from TUM includes intensive and regular courses to help you perfect your German. Intensive courses, for which a fee is payable, are taught during the semester breaks. Courses are also available during lecture periods for two to four hours per week; these are free of charge. For more information, please see the TUM Language Center webpage.
German Matters... for all Informatics students (Master)!
"German Matters" is an intensive German Language program that brings you from total beginner to intermediate German (B1) within three semesters. It includes intercultural seminars, tutoring by German students, and a "Fit for the Job" Seminar.
As requested by the Department of Informatics and the Department of Physics, the Language Center has carefully designed German Matters to complement your master’s program and to fit with internships and part-time jobs in the lecture free periods. Courses usually take place in the evenings or lecture free periods to avoid interference with your regular degree program and do not overlap with the main exam periods. For further information and registration, please refer to the German Matters website.
German for academic purposes
TUM's Language Center offers regular courses up to Level C2, but you can also focus on improving your writing skills, understanding and writing scientific texts, or writing your thesis in German. Check here for further information.
Please note that courses explicitly offered for Bachelor's students cannot be credited towards a Master's degree.
Assistance with German academic writing
If you need help with an academic writing project, you can sign up for an individual writing session. Be it a term paper, your final thesis, a presentation or your CV, bring it with you and profit from the one-to-one writing consultation.
Learning German outside of class
Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Swedish Speakers can participate in a TUMtandem and find a tandem language learning partner (usually a German student who wants to learn your language). If you speak another language, search for a language partner via Sprachduo!
Everyone interested in developing their spoken language skills can participate in our Language Café Talk TUM[i:]Here, for two hours, every week, you can practice by chatting with other students over coffee and cake. We have groups for beginners and advanced students in German and other languages, you can join different discussions and we encourage you to open a group for your mother tongue.