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Technical German for Medical Professions

Course Type:Language Course & Specialised Course
Target Group:This course is a special offer for medical students seeking to study medicine in Germany, but it is also intended for prospective physicians planning to work in German medical facilities.
Requirements:German language skills level B2 or higher.
Minimum age: 18, maximum age: 26; exceptions upon request.
Important Information:This course consists of 28 hours per week:
20 hours of language course in the morning from 9 am to 12:30 pm and 
8 hours of specialised course in the afternoon from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
With regular attendance and a successfully passed final exam, you will receive ECTS credits for this course.
You may choose from the culture programme in the afternoon and evening according to your interests.
Cost: Course fee (on request) + registration fee 100 € + accommodation

The specialised course "Technical German for Medical Professions" can only be chosen in combination with and in addition to the language course "Language and Society in Modern Germany".

Intercultural Language Course

The language course in the morning equips you with the necessary linguistic and regional background knowledge for the in-depth specialised course in the afternoon.
Within each level, all courses deal with the following regional topics with varying degrees of difficulty:

  • Germany Through Foreign Eyes
  • Everyday Life in Germany
  • Regional Variety
  • Cultural Variety
  • Germany in the World

"German as a foreign language" consists not only of vocabulary and correct sentence structure. Germans also structure their conversations in a particular way and adhere to a culture-specific set of values. This adherence to culture in communication is a particular focus. Therefore a connection between foreign language and foreign understanding is formed.
Before the start of the summer university, you will be allocated to the course which is most suitable for you by means of an assessment. You strengthen your German language skills through dealing with stylistics, idiomology, and vocabulary relevant to the issue. Aspects of German literature, culture, and society will be analysed and discussed. You can also give your own presentation if you wish.

Specialised Course "Technical German for Medical Professions" 

The specialised course "Technical German for Medical Professions" can only be chosen in combination with and in addition to the language course "Language and Society in Modern Germany". The specialised course in the afternoon takes up 8 hours per week and the language course in the morning takes up 20 hours per week. Our weekly programme will be complemented by additional offers like seminars on German culture, an international choir, a theatre workshop, film nights, sports, and a literature café. These additional offers amount to at least 12 hours per week.

This course will train you in "Technical German for Medicine", including specific vocabulary for the field of medicine; means of verbal expression for conversations with patients, colleagues, and supervisors; and the layout, organisation, and structure of doctors' letters.

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