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Workshop: I dare to speak German

The offer is free of charge for international students who are subject to tuition fees. The offer aims at students for whom it is a big challenge to speak in German and who still feel insecure.


The workshop is planned as a 3 ½ hour in-person event and will be held in German. You should have at least level B1.

The trainer will speak very slowly so that all participants can understand the essentials. For the trainer, German is not the mother tongue, she herself comes from Argentina and knows very well from her own experience how big the hurdles can be to communicate in German.



01.06.2022, 16:00-19:30 pm



Gabriela Varela Lopez

Psychopedagogue with migration experience (from Argentina)


What can you expect in this workshop?

The workshop includes many practical exercises and an open exchange with all participants from different countries and cultural backgrounds. Together we will talk about the courage it takes to communicate in German and how to find that courage.


Main topics are:

  • How can I get more courage to express myself confidently in German?
  • What are the conditions for good communication in a foreign language?
  • What advantages does my mother tongue have in Germany?

How will this workshop benefit you as a student?

  • You get helpful tools and tips on how to use the German language.
  • You learn to appreciate your unique way of speaking German.
  • You realise how you can benefit from your mother tongue.
  • You gain more confidence to communicate in German.
  • You say goodbye to the idea that you have to speak perfect German in order to have a satisfying and successful study/life.

What requirements should you bring with you?

  • Personal: The focus of the workshop is on joint interaction, so it is important that you are motivated and committed. You should be willing to exchange ideas with others.
  • Time: Please plan the dates firmly and participate in the complete workshop session. Please let us know in advance if you cannot attend the session for a valid reason. Prerequisite for the certificate: participation in the workshop.

Where can you sign in?

  • Please register directly by e-mail:
  • Your registration is binding and must be sent to us no later than 13.05.2022
  • Please note: The course will only take place if the minimum number of participants of 10 students is reached. The maximum number of participants is 50. Participation will be confirmed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • If you have to cancel the course, please let us know as soon as possible so that other students on the waiting list can move up.


Participants learned practical tips for gaining confidence in speaking German and that making mistakes is part of the process. Thank you to all our enthusiastic participants and to our trainer Gabriela Varela Lopez for empowering our students to feel confident in their studies at our university!


"I got courage" "I give myself permission to make mistakes" "I want to take speak more German and be less of a perfectionist" "Mistakes bring nothing, questions bring a lot"


group photo "I dare to speak German": 17 students with teacher