Most of our exchange students arrive here with little to no knowledge of German. Since you can study in English that is no problem academically.
However, we strongly recommend learning German as a Foreign Language as it will be extremely helpful for your stay. Our area is rather rural and not all people speak English. Learning some basic German will ease your daily life a lot!
There are several great ways to learn German that we would like to present to you here.
To allow our exchange students to fully dive into the German language right from the beginning we have established a preparatory intensive German language course. It is designed for complete beginners. It will take place during the orientation days for exchange students. The week consists of around 30 teaching units and will be enriched by cultural excursions in and around Wernigerode.
The course will help you to
The course is strongly recommended and free of charge.
In addition to the course programme exchange students can take language courses in German that range from beginner level to advanced preparation courses for TestDaF. During the orientation days you will attend a German placement test to know which German course you should attend.
More information about German for university and everyday life you will find here.