Teaching and research section
Section's Secretary: Ms. Ingrid Häfner
Welcome to the website of the teaching and research section "German as a Foreign Language" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Our focus is on fundamental topics of German as a Foreign Language: linguistic theory, language acquisition, and language teaching.
We offer courses for the Master's Programmes Deutsch als Fremdsprache and Linguistik, for the Bachelor's Programmes Germanistische Linguistik and Deutsch and for the Certificate Programme Deutsch im Mehrsprachigkeitskontext. We maintain close cooperations with the section for Didaktik der deutschen Sprache and Deutsch als Zweitsprache [Link].
From October 1993 through March 2017, the chair of German as a Foreign Language was held by Brigitte Handwerker. You can find Prof. Dr. Brigitte Handwerker's new homepage here [Link].
Nicole Schumacher will serve as an interim professor from April 2017 through March 2018 [Link].