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Language Courses at the HfK

Language Courses

Students from abroad! Welcome! The University of Arts is delighted to have you. We have language courses in store for you, especially German as a foreign language.

The University of Arts even pays for your course, if you:

  • are an ERASMUS student or a student studying in line with a similar institutional contract or programme
  • are a full-time student from abroad studying at the University of Arts and your German language proficiency level is less than C1
  • do not exceed the maximum of 8 semester hours a week

Cp. “Entgeltordnung der Hochschule für Künste“ (Regulation for university charges)


Our beginner’s course (1) also welcomes students with a little knowledge in Italian (3).
The course is open to all students who are interested in learning about Italian pronunciation, intonation and vocabulary with regard to the language of operas and with regard to acquiring basic knowledge in Standard Italian.

FZHB 9000 - Italian for singers 1
This course deals with basic knowledge in Standard Italian and with the features of vocabulary used in operas. The main focus will be on pronunciation and phonetics in general.

Roberta Di Girolamo
Tue, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Room 2.34 (Dechanatstraße)

FZHB 9001 - Italian for singers 3

This course is dedicated to analysing a famous opera with the aim of teaching solid knowledge in Standard Italian as well as teaching the features of the opera (grammar, vocabulary and poetic expressions). We continue working with Italian phonetics and pronunciation.

Antonella Lavagno
Mo, 11:30 a.m.-01:00 p.m., Room 2.34 (Dechanatstraße)

Antonella Lavagno

Mo, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., computer room (Dechanatstraße)

Please note that each semester, times and course numbers are subject to change.