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Program & Admission Information - Regensburg, Germany  



Students are placed in small, international groups, 8 - 12 individuals per class. This allows for individual attention, interaction, and informal conversation directly from the start of the course. Classes have a duration of 45 minutes each. Experienced teachers bring spontaneity and creativity to the overall student experience. Well-equipped classrooms compliment the expertise of the teachers.

General Language Course 20 group classes per week. This course is offered throughout the year at all levels. In order to make noticeable improvement, the center recommends at least a 4-week stay. However, students can opt to stay 2 or 3 weeks. The main goal of of these lessons is to improve communication skills; this means that students will receive many opportunities to speak in class. Teachers will train listening comprehension skills with special exercises, and students will have the chance to improve their abilities of expression in written German. Working in small groups (average 8, maximum 12 people), students will quickly make progress in German.
Intensive Group Course Group/Small Group 30 classes per week. This course is recommended for those who want to learn very quickly. It includes the General Language Course plus 10 classes per week in the afternoon in small groups of 3 to 6 students per class. In the afternoon classes the student decides on the content, topics and exercises. 10 afternoon classes on 4 afternoons are so arranged that Intensive Course students can participate in the leisure program.
Tutor Course The most effective way of learning a language is an individual course. The teacher considers the student's specific needs such as grammar, conversation, phonetics, correspondence, making telephone calls, discussions, etc.

German & Business Required level: intermediate.
30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course + 10 classes specialized language in the afternoon).
For people working in the business and financial areas and for students in those same areas.

Contents of specialized classes are:
* Correspondence
* Buying and selling
* Job applications
* Making telephone calls
* Marketing, Export, Trade fairs
* Service sector
* Financial system, banks, insurance
* Types of companies
* The German system of trade
* Special characteristics of the German market
* Personnel management

Tourism and Literature Courses with the same schedule of lessons as the Business Course are available. Required level: high elementary (German & Tourism) or intermediate (German & Literature).

German & Tourism Required level: high elementary.
30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course and 10 classes specialized language in the afternoon);

Contents of specialized classes are:
* oral communication in restaurant, room service, travel agents, tourist information, exhibitions
* written communication in correspondence, reservations, queries and complaints

Other contents by arrangement.

German & Literature Required level: intermediate.
2 weeks, 30 classes per week (20 classes in the General Language Course and 10 classes literature) For students interested in German Literature. Content includes German Literature from the baroque period to the present day. The characteristics of the various periods are highlighted through sample extracts. The student will quickly get an overview of the History of German Literature and can refresh knowledge for examination purposes.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 18 years and older are welcomed regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of German is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study program 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.

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Certificates & Exams

1. Preparation for the DSH Exam is offered and is at additional cost: The course consists of 4 weeks at 30 classes per week. Required level: intermediate. All foreign students who wish to study in Germany must take the DSH, and this course specifically targets it. The topics and exercises are geared to the particular style of question in this exam.

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General Language Course
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German & Business
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German & Literature

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