The Foreign Language Institute (Institut für Fremdsprachen) offers German online language courses to international students. New Students take a placement test and they are then put into suitable groups according to their German language skills. Those who have already completed one course level as a pre-term intensive course or a semester course can attend the next higher course level without taking another placement test.

If the course you are interested in is not available during the winter semester, you have two options:

-You can take the course in the summer semester 2021

-You can study by yourself during the summer break, take the placement test in October and test into the next higher course.

 

For an overview of the chapters that are covered in each course, check out the course book overview. Courses that are not offered in the winter semester are offered in the summer semester. Only students registered at the Hochschule Karlsruhe are eligible to attend these classes and will receive 4 ECTS credit points for successful completion of the course. Guests can not be admitted.

Placement test

If you have not yet taken a course at the IFS, please take this online placement test (we recommend Chrome or Internet explorer) to find out your level.

You will receive an e-mail with the result: A1, A2, B1, B2 or C1. Please pay attention to your exact points to know which IFS course to register for:

Test result A1 with 00 - 24 points           → IFS Course: DaF A1.1

Test result A1 with 25 - 55 points           → IFS Course: DaF A1.2

Test result A2 with 56 - 105 points        → IFS Course: DaF A2.2

Test result B1 with 106 - 155 points       → IFS Course: DaF B1.2

Test result B2 with 156 - 192 points      → IFS course: DaF B2.2, DaF Academic German I a+b

Test result B2/C1 with 175 - 215 points → IFS course: Wissenschaft II und DSH-Vorbereitungskurs

Test result C1 with 193 - 240 points       → IFS course: DaF Technical German C1

Registration

Please register after your placement test via this web form. If you have already completed a course at IFS you can register for the next higher level. Registration will be open from July 16 until August 2, 2021.  

First week of German courses: 19 – 23 October 2020

Exam: Friday, 5 February 2012

Course book overview

A1.1:

Spektrum Deutsch A1

ISBN: 978-3-941323-29-2

Kapitel/chapter: 1-5/6

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.a1.php

 

A1.2:

Spektrum Deutsch A1

ISBN: 978-3-941323-29-2

Kapitel/chapter:6-12

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.a1.php

 

A2.1:

Spektrum Deutsch A2

ISBN 978-3-941323-31-5

Kapitel/chapter: 1-5/6

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.a2.php

 

A2.2:

Spektrum Deutsch A2

ISBN 978-3-941323-31-5

Kapitel/chapter: 6-12

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.a2.php

 

B1.1:

Spektrum Deutsch B1

ISBN: 978-3-941323-34-6

Kapitel/chapter: 1-5/6

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.b1.php

 

B1.2:

Spektrum Deutsch B1

ISBN: 978-3-941323-34-6

Kapitel/chapter: 6-12

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/spektrum.b1.php

 

B2.1:

Erkundungen B2

ISBN: 978-3-941323-43-8

Kapitel/chapter: 1-4

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/erkundungen_b2_blick.php

 

B2.2:

Erkundungen B2

ISBN: 978-3-941323-43-8

Kapitel/chapter: 5-8

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/erkundungen_b2_blick.php

 

DaF: Wissenschaft II:

Lodewick, Klaus: Rückenwind Band 2 - Kursbuch

ISBN: 978-3-930861-95-8

www.fabouda.de

Lodewick, Klaus: Rückenwind Band 2 - Übungsbuch

ISBN:978-3-930861-96-5

www.fabouda.de

 

C1:

Erdkundungen C1

ISBN: 978-3-941323-25-4

https://www.schubert-verlag.de/erkundungen_c1_blick.php

 

You can buy either the print version or the e-book.

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Contact: Stefanie Bell for A level

                 Beate Koura for B level and up