Learning German

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.

German Matters... for all Informatics students (Master)!

You already have German skills at A1.1 level and now want to quickly reach B1 level? German Matters supports you in gaining German skills from A1.2 to B1.1 level. For three semesters, you may put together your individual German learning program, choosing from a variety of language courses and interesting additional offerings. 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 application, 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

Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, 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).

Everyone interested in developing their spoken language skills can participate in our Language Café on the Garching Campus (or main campus). 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 many other languages, you can join different discussions and we encourage you to open a group for your mother tongue.