In order to make the most of your experience at LMU Munich, we recommend that you start improving your German before you come to Germany. Find out about language preparation courses which may be offered at your home university. Alternatively you could consider participating in the online language module devised at LMU Munich, Deutsch-Uni Online, or DUO.
This interactive learning program was devised to help students improve their language skills before leaving home. Phase I of this e-learning program is offered at several levels and takes approximately two months to complete. The course is taken online from home. Students have access to a tutor with whom they correspond regularly and can communicate with fellow students in a virtual classroom. Students can continue with Phase II upon arrival in Munich and even take Phase III after departure.
Different institutions offer language courses at LMU Munich in cooperation with the International Office. Deutschkurse für Ausländer bei der Universität München and the International University Club Munich offer several courses at various levels during the winter and summer semesters as well as intensive courses before the start of the semester.
More information on preparatory and supplementary German and other foreign language courses as well as recommended language schools can be found under “German proficiency”.