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Advanced Training

8 - 30 August 2018

The application deadline: 31 January 2018 | Requirements: 32 Years old | technical language

Advanced Training for Russian Teachers of the German Language

Since 2010, the University of Potsdam offers special advanced training courses for German language teachers at Russian institutions for higher education with a focus on technical German. For this program, we invite you to the University of Potsdam for three weeks in August 2017.

The course is designed in different modules and includes advanced training in German including the following, carefully chosen topics:

  • Module German as a Foreign Language,
  • Module Technical German in the fields of:
    Politics and Management,
    and Urban Development & Architecture,
  • Module Media Competence for an effective use of the internet in class,
  • Several lectures on didactics und linguistics.

The coUP is situated in the historic ambience of the Campus of the New Palace directly opposite of the New Palace castle at the western end of the world-famous Park Sanssouci. The academic part of the course will be accompanied by a cultural program which will introduce you to Potsdam and, of course, to the neighboring metropolis of Berlin.

The Course Calendar

The advanced training course takes place from 8 to 30 August 2018 at the University of Potsdam.

  • 8 August 2018 (Wednesday) – Arrival and check-in
  • 9 August 2018 (Thursday) - Official opening and start of the course
  • 29 August 2018 (Wednesday) - End of the classes and certificates
  • 30 August 2018 (Thursday) - Check-out and Departure


For you, the advanced training course is free! All costs, teaching material included, as well as your dormitory room will be paid for by the University of Potsdam.

You will only have to arrange and pay for your travel expenses, your meals and public transportation in and around Potsdam. For your stay in Potsdam, you will need about 400 Euro!


You have the option to stay at a room in one of our dormitories for free. The rooms are equipped according to the German standard for dormitories; however, they are not comparable to hotel rooms.

If you would rather stay at a hotel or boarding house, or you stay elsewhere, please let us know in your online application.

The costs of a hotel, boarding house, or anywhere other than at the dormitory, will not be covered by the University of Potsdam. A partial refund is not possible either!

Prerequisites for Attending

In order to take part in the program, you have to be 32 years or older.