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 Lea Gass, Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich
Number of participants Max. 8 participants
Duration Two half days, from 8:30 to 13:00

9 and 23 November 2020, 8:30-13:00


Zentrum für Weiterbildung, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zürich (

Registration Up to 2 weeks before the start of the course: Please click here to register.

Universität Zürich


Romanie Marty

Hirschengraben 84, 8001 Zürich