German Conversation Clubs

For all those who are more interested in getting closer to the German language in a more personal setting or in flexibly refreshing your already acquired language skills, we organize the German Conversation Club GCC between our CBBS GP members and the OVGU GmbH. Here, a small group of CBBS GP members will meet with two German teachers twice a week.

To allow you to participate while working, classes will be held in the late afternoon on the medical campus. These courses, which are free of charge to you, will initially be offered over two semesters, with the usual interruptions during semester breaks (vacation courses can be offered if desired) .

After 2 semesters and with a minimum of 75% participation in the courses, an examination can be taken via the OVGU Language Center in order to have the acquired language skills (A1.2 or A2.2) certified. The (small) examination fees would have to be paid by yourself.

We are aware that these German Conversation Clubs will be very time-consuming and we will do our best to make your participation as pleasant as possible. To appreciate the enormous effort for organizers, teachers and your colleagues, we charge a nominal fee of 50 €, which will of course be refunded upon successful participation (75% of the lessons over two semesters).

If you are interested in the GCC Beginners (1st semester A1.1, 2nd semester A1.2) or GCC Advanced (1st semester A2.1, 2nd semester A2.2) course, please register here. Deadline for registration: 13.10.2022

The introductory session for all interested people (the course will officially start one week later) will take place for both courses:

18.10.2022

4 pm

Hs 22, room 4

Medical Campus

Here you can already meet your teachers and will be introduced to the new structure of the course.

Please note: You have to pass an online placement test prior starting the course! All details will be explained in the introductory session, where you have the chance to meet your teachers as well.

Start 6th round: October 2022

GCC Beginners (start 25.10.2022)

Tuesdays

4 – 5:30 pm

House 22, room 4

Thursdays

4 – 5:30 pm

House 1, room 226


GCC Advanced (start 25.10.2022)

Tuesdays
6 – 7:30 pm
House 22, room 4
Thursdays
6 – 7:30 pm
House 1, room 226


Testimonial

I have been joining the GCC Advanced class since a few semesters and  it has always been fun and encouraging! Our teacher Jessica developed a nice structure of the course to help us improving vocabulary and grammar in a lively and entertaining atmosphere, while always welcoming our suggestions for topics. Besides, we also have group discussions about different topics ranging from culture, science, to politics, which are highly interactive. And of course, we always highly motivated participants are also one big reason for the fruitful club. Moreover, many thanks to CBBS, who organized this creative and fun way of learning German!

Jing Ma, Participant SS 2021

Testimonial

I am really happy about how teachers helped us with pronunciations, which really helped me. Most importantly our teachers not only helped us to bring more confidence while we were trying to speak some Deutsch but also raised our vocabulary resources with the examples of daily life events and basic grammars.
At the end of the course I can say I am not that sacred anymore to start a conversation in German but ”Jetzt kann ich ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen’

Fahmida Akter, Participant WS 2020/21

Past events

Winter term 20201/22

GCC Advanced: Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. via zoom

Programm German Conversation Club Advanced – winter term 2021/22

GCC Beginners: Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. via zoom

Program German Conversation Club Beginners – winter term 2021/22

Summer semester 2021

GCC Advanced: Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. via zoom

GCC Beginners: Every Monday, 6 p.m. via zoom

Winter term 2020/21

GCC Advanced: Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. via zoom

GCC Beginners: Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. via zoom

Summer semester 2020

GCC Advanced: Every Monday, 7 p.m. via zoom

GCC Beginners: Every Tuesday, 7 p.m. via zoom

Winter term 2019/20

GCC Beginners: Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., IBIO room 203

GCC Advanced: Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., IBIO room 203

Acknowledgement

Many thanks to our teachers Philip, Jessi and Tobias for their outstanding commitment over the past years. They have been with us from the very beginning and have brought many of our doctoral and postdoctoral researchers closer to the German language. After 5 successful semesters we now had to say thank you and goodbye!

Phillip Wisotzky

Kursleiter German Conversation Club Beginners und Lehramtsstudent OVGU

Während meines Lehramtsstudiums an der OVGU für Gymnasien mit den Fächern Wirtschaft und Deutsch möchte ich motivierten Student*innen die deutsche Alltagssprache näherbringen. Im Beginners-Team befassen wir uns mit den Grundlagen der deutschen Sprache (Aussprache, Grundlagen der Grammatik). Gern nehmen wir auch eure Fragen und Themenvorschläge in die Seminare mit auf.

Tobias Schröder, B.Sc.

Kursleiter German Conversation Club Beginners und Lehramtsstudent OVGU

Seit über 2 Jahren bin ich Teil des German Conversation Clubs und finde es toll dabei sein zu dürfen, wenn unsere Teilnehmenden ihre ersten Unterhaltungen auf Deutsch führen.

Jessica Bodlak

Kursleiterin German Conversation Club Advanced und Lehramtsstudentin OVGU

Ich freue mich jedes Semester erneut, neue Gesichter im Deutschkurs zu sehen und auch kennenzulernen. Der German Conversation Club ist für mich wie eine kleine Familie geworden, in der jeder willkommen ist. Gemeinsam wird es nie langweilig, da der Kurs jedes mal individuell gestaltet ist!