Usually the main language of teaching and communicating in the faculties is German. However, numerous visiting researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen get by very well without any knowledge of German.
If you are interested in taking language classes to learn German, you will find some courses at the University of Duisburg-Essen:
At UDE you can choose between courses related or preparative to your studies. Before you start a course, you must complete a placement test to find out, which course is suitable for your language knowledge. For more information see:
» more about: German courses
Registration via University prosepctus (LSF):
» more about: University prospectus LSF
The Institute for optional Studies (IOS) at the University of Duisburg-Essen offers a free compact course for visiting researchers. If there are enough spaces, family members may also attend this class. The courses are taught in a block format in the late afternoon. You may register for a class by sending an email to email@example.com
In addition, the International Office can pair you with a "language tandem partner". This tandem system gives you the opportunity to improve your language skills by interacting with native speakers without the constraints of course timetables, whilst at the same time learning interesting facts about daily and professional life as well as recreational opportunities in Germany.
» more about: Language tandem
Public institutions and private schools and institutes offer language courses as well.
» for more information see: EURAXESS Germany - language courses