Swiss German - Integrated skills modules

Swiss German Module | Practical information | Intercomprehension video clip

Swiss German Module

We offer Swiss German modules at 2 levels. The aim of the modules is to enable you to understand and, should you wish, to speak Swiss-German in everyday situations.

Learning is based on intercomprehension between closely-related languages – the fact that many languages have similarities facilitates the learning of Swiss-German. This is why this module necessitates a knowledge of German at B1 level.

Your knowledge of German will allow you from the outset to understand simple exchanges in Swiss-German. It will also allow you to highlight language structures which are specific to Swiss-German – and this will allow you to understand more complex conversations in various dialects, and to express yourself in Swiss-German.

Les modules ont lieu à raison de 13 semaines par semestre. Si vous souhaitez poursuivre votre formation, il est nécessaire de vous réinscrire chaque fois.

attention.jpgGerman at B1 level is a pre-requirement for the Swiss German modules

Practical information

Pre-registration dates and deadlines   All information
Level Group levels depend on the registrations Level descriptor
Structure of the module
(per week)
> Group 2 periods
  > Multimedia Centre (EMA)* Beginner to A2: 2 periods
(one of them in free-access)
    A2/B1 to B2 : 1 period
    B2/ to C1: no EMA study required
Timetable Fixed according to the availability of the participants All information
Fees Language Cemter courses are only for members of the UNIL community (with a few exceptions) All information

*When indicated, the multimedia space for independent learning (EMA) is an integrated part of the course. It can be “online registration” or “free access” (details)

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