National Registration Center for Study Abroad
To speak with a NRCSA staff member, please call (888) 678-6211
Or, email us at
Home Register Request Info/Brochure Selecting A Program Top Choice Programs Academic Credit About NRCSA NRCSA Past Participants Contact Us


Programs & Admission
Lodging & Arrivals
Dates & Fees
Photo Gallery
Activities & Excursions
At A Glance
Request Information

Cities In Germany

Germany Speaking Countries

Program & Admission Information - Munich, Germany  


The Programs

The basis of instruction is the modern usage of the German language and focuses on developing the understanding of both spoken and written language as well as the ability to express oneself orally and in writing. The teaching follows a clear progression and is geared to train grammar and sentence structures and expand vocabulary. The alternating of teaching methods guarantees optimum learning success. In individual, partner or group work students train their reading and listening comprehension as well as written and oral expression. In the foreground is oral communication, which students can put into practice not only in role plays, language learning games and discussions but also in the leisure activities with teachers. Regular tests integrated into the lessons allow course participants to assess their own progress. Class size will never exceed 12, but normally classes are composed of 4-8 international students.

Courses are available in 6 different levels: Beginners, Elementary I, Elementary II, Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Advanced. Each level takes about 8 weeks to complete. The teaching plan and progression of each level are set according to selected textbooks. The organization of the levels is carried out in accordance with the examination system of the Goethe Institute: after completion of the basic level, students can acquire the Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache. After completion of the intermediate level, they can acquire the Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung and following the advanced level the Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung.

All students have limited e-mail and internet access at the school during breaks.

Standard Program
Levels available in Munich for Beginners to Advanced.
Group 20 hours per week. The Standard German program is offered 4 hours daily, usually in the mornings, Monday - Friday. The main focus is on grammar, vocabulary, oral, writing and listening skills.

Intensive Program
Levels available in Munich for Beginners to Advanced.
Group 25 hours per week. The Intensive German program is offered 5 hours daily, usually in the mornings, Monday - Friday. The main focus is on grammar, vocabulary, oral, writing and listening skills.

Group/Tutor program
All levels accepted. Group 20 hours per week plus 5 individual lessons per week. The main focus of the group portion of the course is on grammar, vocabulary, oral, writing, and listening skills. The individual lessons are designed to provide more time and emphasis on specific needs not addressed in the group sessions.

Individual Tutor Program
All levels accepted. 20 lessons per week. Individual lessons are the most intensive form of language learning and ensure the greatest possible success. The lessons are tailored to suit the needs of anyone requiring a particularly high standard of language training or for those wishing to make maximum progress in minimum time.

Group & Special Vocabulary
Intensive program plus 6 hours per week of private tutorial lessons focused on terminology in the fields of hotel and tourism, marketing, banking, law, medicine, or music. Participants in this program must place at an intermediate level of German or greater.

Study & Internship Program

This Study & Internship program in Munich combines a minimum 4 week Standard Group German Study program followed up with a minimum 12 week Internship Work Experience placement in the community.

All internship opportunities will work in partnership with local people in a variety of community-based projects.

This unique program offers exciting hands-on work opportunities, meaningful cultural immersion, and an enriching language program.

Internship placements in businesses and organizations in the following fields:
-Culture and cultural institutions
-Event Management
-Graphic & Design
-IT & Communication Technologies
-Law - legal internships
-Political Organizations (NGOs)
-PR Public Relations
-Real Estate
-Social Work
-Others may be available upon request

For more information about this program, contact us!

German & Art Program

Combine German courses with Art lessons.

These lessons are given by art ateliers our center in Munich cooperates with. The art teachers have all graduated from art academies and have received international prizes and scholarships.

Students can choose from the basic techniques of sculpture, painting or drawing and can learn to work with different media and tools. There are 2.5 hours of art lessons per week.

For more information about this program, contact us!

German & Dance Program
All levels accepted. For detailed information on this program,

please click here


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students 16 years and older are welcome regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of German is required, except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For more information about academic credit in German speaking countries, please click here.
For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

All participants will receive a Certificate of Attainment after successful completion of each course.

Preparation for the following exams is available and is at additional cost:

1. Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), required by most German universities.

2. Zertifikat Deutsch als Fremdsprache (ZDaF) of the Goethe Institute

3. Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP) of the Goethe Institute

4. Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) of the Goethe Institute

5. Munich College of Music Entrance Exam (See German & Music Program)

6. Richard Strauss Conservatory Entrance Exam (See German & Music Program)

Preparation courses last 4 to 8 weeks in duration.
Program Overview (PDF)

Standard Program
Intensive Program
Group/Tutor program
Individual Tutor Program
Group & Special Vocabulary
German & Art Program
German & Dance Program
German & Work Placement Program

Admissions & Academic Credit
Certificates & Exams

Cultural & Social Activities


National Registration Center for Study Abroad
P.O. Box 1393    Milwaukee, WI   53201   USA
Tel: (414) 278-0631    Fax: (414) 271-8884    E-Mail:
Articles - News