Course Offerings | API Study Abroad
Course Offerings

Highlights

  • Courses in German

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to high-beginner and above level German speakers
  • Completed API Application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with supporting documents

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
$5,280
SUMMER 2 2018
Jul 21, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
$5,280
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
Jun 23, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018
$9,480

Deadlines

SUMMER 1 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 2 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Mar 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Apr 1, 2018

Course Offerings

If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.

 

In each course, students participate in approximately 80 hours of language instruction and review (in the mornings), followed by 20 hours of specialized cultural instruction and visits (over the course of the afternoons).

Courses with German credit equivalencies listed below (consult with your school on transfer credit policies).

Students select one of the modules below (please note that certain courses are only taught in summer 1 or summer 2).

Students may also chose to take a language course during the summer 1 session, and continue that language course or advance in the second session, OR take a culturally-focused course during the second session.

COURSES AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 1

Level A1.2

Summer in Berlin – International Language Course (European Framework Level A2) (100 hours of language instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [Syllabus]

This course will allow students to quickly expand their vocabulary and grammatical skills. Students will spend 4 hours each morning, and 2 hours each afternoon, developing their German language skills. Prerequisite – participants must have had at least German A1.1 or the equivalent (50 contact hours or prior proficiency).

Level A2

Intensive German – International Language Course (European Framework Level A1) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [Syllabus]

Would you like to brush up your German in the German capital of Berlin? This course is ideal for students who want a language immersion experience with a cultural component. Learning a language is associated with the interpretation of cultures and points of reference. Berlin is a (multi) cultural center and urban metropolis that brings together the diverse people and lifestyles. Participation in this course will enable students to understand the complexity of  German language and society. In addition to the intensive German lessons, students will be introduced to the history, literature, and film of Berlin and Germany (approximately two hours per week). Cultural activities are often incorporated into the course as well, such as a tour of the German Bundestag as well as theater and museum visits.

Level B1-B2

Zoom to Berlin – International Language Course (European Framework Levels B1-B2) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [B1 Syllabus] [B2 Syllabus]

Would you like to improve your German skills in a culturally diverse metropolis? This course is specifically designed for those who are primarily seeking intensive instruction in the German language. However, learning a language goes hand in hand with understanding specific cultural frameworks. Berlin as Germany’s (multi-)cultural centre and urban metropolis welcomes a right variety of cultures and lifestyles. Participating in this course enables you to improve your German skills and conceive German society. Apart from the daily language course, participants also have the opportunity to learn more about Berlin and Germany in a weekly, two-hour long lecture that deals with cultural and societal topics (e.g. History, Literature, Film). Moreover, additional cultural and social activities outside the classroom setting will be organized; that traditionally includes a guided tour through the building of the German Bundestag as well as visits to a theaters and museums. Come and enjoy Berlin!

Level C1-C2

“NANU, die Deutschen!” – International Language Course (European Framework Levels C1-C2) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [C1 Syllabus] [C2 Syllabus]

This module is designed for participants who are interested in a supplementary German Cultural Studies program along with the morning language course. The afternoon program consists of lectures focusing on recent history and society, and guided tours in Berlin. This program intends to highlight the relationship between German language and culture. Through this combination of culture and leisure program participants have the opportunity to apply cultural and societal theory, as well as test their German skills in everyday life situations.

COURSES AVAILABLE IN SUMMER 2

Level A1.2

Summer in Berlin – International Language Course (European Framework Level A2) (100 hours of language instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [Syllabus]

This course will allow students to quickly expand their vocabulary and grammatical skills. Students will spend 4 hours each morning, and 2 hours each afternoon, developing their German language skills. Prerequisite – participants must have had at least German A1.1 or the equivalent (50 contact hours or prior proficiency).

Level A2

Summer in Berlin – International Language Course (European Framework Level A2) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [Syllabus]

Would you like to brush up your German in the German capital of Berlin? This course is ideal for students who want a language immersion experience with a cultural component. Learning a language is associated with the interpretation of cultures and points of reference. Berlin is a (multi) cultural center and urban metropolis that brings together the diverse people and lifestyles. Participation in this course will enable students to understand the complexity of  German language and society. In addition to the intensive German lessons, students will be introduced to the history, literature, and film of Berlin and Germany (approximately two hours per week). Cultural activities are often incorporated into the course as well, such as a tour of the German Bundestag as well as theater and museum visits.

Level B1-B2

Zoom to Berlin – International Language Course (European Framework Levels B1-B2) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [B1 Syllabus] [B2 Syllabus]

Would you like to improve your German skills in a culturally diverse metropolis? This course is specifically designed for those who are primarily seeking intensive instruction in the German language. However, learning a language goes hand in hand with understanding specific cultural frameworks. Berlin as Germany’s (multi-)cultural centre and urban metropolis welcomes a right variety of cultures and lifestyles. Participating in this course enables you to improve your German skills and conceive German society. Apart from the daily language course, participants also have the opportunity to learn more about Berlin and Germany in a weekly, two-hour long lecture that deals with cultural and societal topics (e.g. History, Literature, Film). Moreover, additional cultural and social activities outside the classroom setting will be organized; that traditionally includes a guided tour through the building of the German Bundestag as well as visits to a theaters and museums. Come and enjoy Berlin!

Level B1-C2

AHA! BERLIN – The City – My Medium (100 hours of language instruction; 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) Conducted in German – European Framework Levels B1 – C2

Come and join our artistic journey in Berlin! The aim of this course is to inspire student interest and let students express themselves artistically in public spaces and an atelier in central Berlin. The course will explore the “atmosphere” and specific character of the city and pose many questions, such as: Does Berlin have its individual, typical forms, colors, faces, signs, sounds …?

Each student’s work will be supported and accompanied by the artist and teacher Joachim Seifert and his team of young artists and students. Students will choose their medium, techniques and topic. The expression is completely up to each student; but remember – as the old saying goes: “It is the journey that counts, not the destination.”

“Be Kind Rewind – Film Production and German” (80 hours of language instruction; 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) Conducted in German – European Framework LevelS B1 – C2

This course combines German language training with artistic-technical work to allow students to produce a short movie. Apart from the regular language course with 20 hours per week, students develop valuable skills in the field of planning, shooting and cutting a movie. In this context, students will be in charge of direction, action, camera, film production and gain skills in this field of work and about Berlin´s creative industries in general.

“German Capital – European Metropolis” (100 hours of language instruction; 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) Conducted in German – European Framework Levels B1 – C2

This course is designed for participants who are interested in a supplementary German Area Studies program along with the morning language course. The afternoon program, held in both German and English, consists of lectures focusing on recent history and society, and guided tours in Berlin. This program intends to highlight the relationship between German language and culture. Through this combination of culture and leisure program, participants have the opportunity to apply cultural and societal theory, as well as test their German skills in everyday life situations.

Level C1-C2

“NANU, die Deutschen!” – International Language Course (European Framework Levels C1-C2) (80 hours of language instruction; and 20 hours of specialized instruction; 7 ECTS credits) – Conducted in German [C1 Syllabus] [C2 Syllabus]

This module is designed for participants who are interested in a supplementary German Cultural Studies program along with the morning language course. The afternoon program consists of lectures focusing on recent history and society, and guided tours in Berlin. This program intends to highlight the relationship between German language and culture. Through this combination of culture and leisure program participants have the opportunity to apply cultural and societal theory, as well as test their German skills in everyday life situations.