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Erasmus students who plan to study English at Chemnitz on the basis of our Erasmus partnerships have to fill in a learning agreement at their home university in which they indicate which courses they wish to take. For this purpose we publish a ‘Preview’ of planned courses in November for the following April (Summer Semester) and in May for the following October (Winter Semester); the most recent preview can be found on the ‘Documents’ page here. Although every effort is made to ensure that the titles indicated are not changed, this cannot always be guaranteed, these changes are not problem for incoming Erasmus students, as they are automatically covered by the learning agreements. However students have to make sure that their level of English is adequate for our courses, i.e. basically C1 level in the Common European Framework. Usually our Erasmus partners have to guarantee that level of English and remind incoming students that although the working language in the Department is English, some ‘survival German’ must be acquired before coming to Germany. From July and February onwards the detailed course descriptions are always available in the KoVo; you can find the current version on the ‘Documents’ page here.
Please register for any courses you want to attend in our department with the respective course tutors. Information as to how to go about this can generally be found in the detailed course description (see the KoVo on the ‘Documents’ page here). Before you decide to register for any courses, though, please take a look at the recommendations below and discuss them with your teachers at your home university before you put them into your learning agreement.
The English Department comprises the subjects areas Linguistics, English/American Literature & Cultural Studies. You can choose to attend courses in any of these areas (see above), which will have to be listed on your learning agreement. This agreement has to be filled in and accepted/certified first by your sending institution and then by our International Office. The International Office will send you a confirmation of acceptance, which you may need in order to obtain a visa.
In addition to the three above-mentioned areas, you will find that we are also offering Practical Language Courses (PLCs). However, we do not advise you to take many PLCs since these are the types of courses you can easily take at your at home university – apart from the fact that they are credited at a relatively low level, which will make it difficult for you to achieve the required 30 ECTS credit points. In other words, you should mainly consider attending seminars from the three main areas described above. Should you very strongly wish to partake in one of our PLCs, you need to contact the PLC Program Coordinator well in advance of your stay here. They will inform you of important PLC admission requirements and procedures (such as the Placement Test, etc.). Send them an e-mail with your name, home university, years of instruction and proficiency level of English, and the name of the PLC you would like to take.
There is no general brochure about the English Department with background info on Chemnitz University of Technology at the moment, but some information on studying English Language & Linguistics at Chemnitz and Chemnitz itself is available here:
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Please try to follow the links below in order to obtain all the relevant information and avoid sending us individual emails regarding these matters.
Information about credit transfer systems and German grade levels can be found here.
Students who wish to take part in the ECTS programme at the Chemnitz University of Technology (TUC) should contact the ECTS coordinator of their home university. Application forms are available either from the TUC ECTS coordinator of the relevant faculty or from the International Office (IUZ). Application deadlines are always at the beginning of the semester. The academic year consists of a winter semester (October to March) and a summer semester (April to September). Each semesters includes a 15-week period of formal coursework and 4-week examination period. In addition, several weeks are set aside for scientific work. The exact dates for each semester are available from the International Office.
Upon arrival, the following institutions should be contacted:
Information on the level of German that is recommended for studying at TUC is available here.
Information on health insurance and other types of insurance as well as on study facilities such as libraries and computer pools can be found here.