Recently a group of ten GUtech students of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) has passed the Language Exam A1 of the Goethe Institut, the German Language and Culture Center. Studying German is part of the curricula at the university. “The certificate helps the students for studying at a German university,” said Andrea Cornelissen, Representative of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German Lecturer at GUtech.
The Head of the Goethe Institut in Muscat, Sabine Brachmann-Bosse, conducted the exams at GUtech. The exam was held for 90 minutes and is similar to IELTS English tests covering writing, reading, speaking and listening.
In order to motivate students to improve their German language and cultural skills, GUtech is planning to conduct the German Exam on a regular basis. At the university students study German for three semesters, however the language of tuition at GUtech is English. GUtech fosters exchange between Germany and Oman, especially with its German partner-university RWTH Aachen University.