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Language Classes


German language classes

Employees of MARUM, MPI and ZMT can participate in free German language classes in levels ranging from beginner to advanced.

Who can participate?

The classes are open to all employees (PhD students, Postdocs, researchers, technicians, engineers ...) of MARUM, MPI and ZMT and to those working in affiliated institutes in related projects (e.g. if funded through the MARUM excellence cluster). PhD students in GLOMAR, ArcTrain and INTERCOAST are also welcome to participate.

Time schedule

Generally, classes meet once a week for one semester (approx. 12 weeks) for 1.5 hours.
There are no classes around Christmas, easter and summer holidays. The exact dates of the holidays will be announced by the teacher at the beginning of each semester.

SS 2018: 12. March 2018 - 30. June 2018

European level Date / Time Venue   Participants have to buy the corresponding book:        
(full beginner)
15.30 - 17.00 h
Room 3030
  Netzwerk A1.1,
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606131-5 (€ 16.99)
A1.2 Wednesdays
17.00 - 18.30 h
Room 1112
  Netzwerk A1.1 + A1.2
starting with lesson No. 6.
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606131-5(€ 16,99)
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606132-2(€ 16,99)
A1.2+ Thursdays
17.00 – 18.30 h
Room 1112
  Netzwerk A1.2,
starting with lesson No. 11.
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606132-2 (€ 16.99)
A2.2 Wednesdays
15.30 - 17.00 h
Room 1112
  Netzwerk A2.2, 
starting with lesson No. 7.
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606143-8 (€ 16.99)
A2.2+ Thursdays
15.30 - 17.00 h
Room 1112
  Netzwerk A2.2,
starting with lesson No. 11.
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-606143-8 (€ 16.99)
B1.1+ Mondays 
15.30 – 17.00 h
MPI 1112  

Netzwerk B1.1,
starting with lesson 5
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-605014-2 (€ 16.99)

B2.1 Tuesdays
17.00 - 18.30 h
Room 3030

Aspekte neu B1 plus,
Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch Teil 2
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-605019-7 (€ 20.99)


17.00 - 18.30 h

Room 1112

Mittelpunkt neu C1.1
ISBN No.: 978-3-12-676664-7










How can I sign up?

Unless you are an absolute beginner, we kindly ask you to make a short test at the Foreign Languages Centre Bremen (Fremdsprachenzentrum; see below) on the campus to enquire which level you are in. This helps to improve the quality of the classes.

To sign up, please fill in the registration form. The registration deadline for the SS 2018 is

                                                                     07. March 2018.

It is also possible to join a course during the semester, although, it has already started (except for A1.1). If you would like to participate in an ongoing course, please fill out the registration form even if the deadline is over and in addition please contact the teacher, Mrs. Anne Gudat, (a.gudat@hotmail.de) directly. She will then figure out which level is the most suitable for you.

If you have any further questions regarding the German courses, please do not hesitate to contact Brigitte Farchmin (bfarchmin@marum.de, phone: 65514). She will be glad to help.

English language classes

The Foreign Languages Centre Bremen (Fremdsprachenzentrum) offers several different courses for people who would like to improve their English. Courses for scientists include "Academic Writing Skills", "Presentation Skills", and "Conference Communication".

If you prefer to study on your own using a PC you may be interested in the University's self-learning centre.

Other languages

The Foreign Languages Centre Bremen (Fremdsprachenzentrum) offers classes in most European languages but also in e.g. in Hindi or Chinese. These courses are open to all employees of the University at their own cost.

Since their web site is in German only, the easiest thing is to go to the office of the Fremdsprachenzentrum during office hours:
fridays 12.00 - 13.00
GW 2 building, room A 3190

Tandem Language Learning

Do you want to improve your communication skills and get to know your colleagues at the same time?
Maybe tandem language learning ist the right choice for you. (please note that you need to be logged in in order to see this link, because it is an offer for MARUM staff only)