Exchange at the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication

Important information for your exchange semester at the Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication.

Departmental Coordinator

Sabrina Geppert

Sabrina Geppert

  • Phone: +49 221-8275-3830


German Language Requirements for Exchange Students

All exchange students are required to do a German placement test carried out by TH Köln´s Language Learning Center (Sprachlernzentrum = SLZ) before the start of the semester. Please note: a minimum level of B1 in German is required in order to successfully attend our BA classes.

For some BA classes a minimum B2 level in German is required. These classes are as follows:

  • Translation classes from/to German
  • Interpreting classes from/to German
  • Proseminare (Introductionary Seminars aiming at learning how to write a thesis in German)
  • Deutsche Landeskunde + Sprachpraktische Übungen Deutsch für Aus-tauschstudierende im BA Sprachen und Wirtschaft.

In order to attend these classes, incoming students will need to show the result of their placement test from the Language Learning Center for German as a Foreign Language. Please understand that we cannot accept any other test results.

Academic Calendar

Please note the dates in the Academic Calendar of the ITMK.

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