DSH Exam Preparation Course II (Summer Semester)


DSH Exam Preparation Course II (Summer Semester)

DSH Preparation Course II

  • Start of lessons: 09. March 2020
  • Course duration: 09.03.2020 - 12.06.2020
  • Start of registration: 12.02.2020, 09:00h
  • End of registration: when all available course places are taken
  • Course times: Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 12.00h

Course Goals:

  • To consolidate and deepen intermediate knowledge
  • be able to carry out linguistic actions orally and in writing in academic life
  • understand complex language and study-related listening and reading texts and be able to deal with them in a meaningful way
  • be able to hold presentations
  • take the DSH exam after completing the course

Target group:

The preparatory German courses are aimed at applicants with a proven higher education entrance qualification who have already completed level B2.

Admission requirements:

  • You must have completed at least level B2 in German (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This must be proven by one of the following certificates*:
    • DSD II or DSD II PRO with 4 partial competences each at B2 level
    • TestDaF with at least grade 4 in three examination areas (one examination area may be grade 3)
    • Goethe Institute: Certificate B2 (with grade good, at least 80% in all examination parts)
    • DSH 1

*The certificate should not be older than one year. The grade attained for each GER level must be at least “good”.

Scope of services:

The following services are included in the course price:

  • 12 teaching weeks with 20 teaching units/week
  • 240 teaching units of German instruction*
  • Blended Learning offers - Access to the RWTH Learning and Teaching Portal (Moodle)
  • All learning materials
  • Text production corrections
  • a guaranteed place in the DSH exam (directly following the end of the course) if the required course attendance of 80% is met

*Times without lessons are caused by public holidays in Germany and may lead to deviations in the number of weekly hours.


Revising the B2 level and extending the knowledge with materials that go beyond the B2 level.

  • Skill training
    • Listening comprehension (audio files and videos)
    • Reading comprehension (with specially prepared authentic texts)
    • Text production
    • Academic language structures (grammar)
  • Preparation of longer transcripts
  • Writing texts according to specifications
  • Training of oral expression skills
  • Exercises for independent responses in dialogue situations
  • Presentation exercises
  • Exercises on culturally appropriate conversational behavior
  • Analysis and application of academic language structures
  • Vocabulary extension
  • Mediating country- and region-specific knowledge
  • Pronunciation training
  • Teaching and applying learning strategies
  • Instructions for self-learning

Prerequisite for passing the course:

  • Attendance of at least 80% of class time
  • Passing of final test


  • 1.000 Euro including 50 Euro admission fee
  • The DSH examination fee of 150 Euro is not included in the course fee

A semester ticket and/or accomodation are not included ind the course fee and cannot be booked at the Language Center.


Further information regarding the registration procedure can be found here. The registration takes place online via the Dates&Deadlines page.

Further Questions?

You will receive all further information during the online registration. If you have other questions, please consult our Infostelle/Service-Point.