German Classes

International scientists are welcome to join a German Class. Entry level (A1) courses are organized by the Beutenberg Campus e.V. Advanced level courses (A2 - B1) are offered by the MPI-CE. Courses are subsidized by the MPI-CE for IMPRS students and MPI-CE international co-workers if 80% of the course units are attended. Otherwise, the participant will incur the costs him/herself. At the end of each course, participants receive a certificate indicating the respective language proficiency level. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all courses are currently taking place in an online format. Please note, that German Classes are not part of the IMPRS curriculum, attendance is completely optional.

Beutenberg Campus e.V.

German classes for absolute beginners are offered by Beutenberg Campus e.V.

  • An A1.1 course starts on September 20, 2021. You can register and find further information here.
  • An A1.3 course starts on September 14, 2021. You can register and find further information here.



More advanced courses are offered at the MPI-CE by Dr. Nelia Danova (ÜAG Jena). If you want to move on from the A1.4 Beutenberg course, please join the MPI-CE A1-2 transition course.

New courses will start on September 6, 2021 and end on December xx, 2021. Courses A2.2, A2.1 (G1) and A1-2 transition consist of XX teaching units (60 minute classes), course A2.1 (G2) consists of XX teaching units (90 minute classes).To register, please fill in and sign the relevant application form (60 min or 90 min) and submit to the teacher, Nelia Danova ( If you are unsure about your entry level, please contact Ms Danova for an evaluation of your current skills.

The videolinks will be provided by Ms Danova and the course times will be as follows:

  • A2.2: Monday/Wednesday, 12.15 - 13.15
  • A2.1 (Group 1): Mondays/Wednesday, 13.30 - 14.30
  • A2.1 (Group 2): Tuesday/Thursday, 13:00 - 14:30
  • A1-2 transition: Tuesday/Thursday, ?????
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