Administrative German for Professors

Category Description


You are teaching and doing research in English at UZH, and you regularly take part in German-language (faculty) meetings. In your work on university committees, you are also confronted with minutes of meetings, reports, decisions, and directives written in German whose key points you need to understand.

This course will help you fulfill your university duties in German- and multilingual meetings and committees. You will learn various strategies that will help you to recognize and overcome language barriers more easily.

Target participants

This course is designed for professors whose German-language skills are at level A2 or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your passive understanding of German should be at C1 level.

Please assess your language level using the self-assessment grid at: Course levels

Teaching language The languages of tuition are German and English.
Lecturer Melanie Kutz Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich
Number of participants Max. 8 participants
Duration Two half days

This course is offered once in October and once in November:

  • Course 1:
    Wednesday and Friday, 13 and 15 October 2021, 8:30–13:00
    Cancelled - a new date is in planning
  • Course 2:
    Wednesday and Friday, 10 and 12 November 2021,  8:30–13:00
    Fully booked, please register for the waiting list

Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zürich (

Covid Certificate Requirement Participants will be required to have Covid certificates.
Registration Up to 1 week before the start of the course registration form

Universität Zürich


Romanie Marty

Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich