German as a foreign language At the University of St. Gallen, students are free to choose their preferred language. For foreign language students, where German is not the first language, we recommend to enrol into German as a foreign language course. In order to deepen their knowledge of the German language and increase the chances for passing the Assessment Year Regular course in German The course includes the traditional areas of teaching in German as a foreign language. In addition, we make every effort to meet your specific thematic needs: In the areas of economics, law and social sciences. Advanced course in German This course goes beyond the general language training, targeting specific language problems that arise in the Assessment Year. The course will be conducted in the Autumn and Spring Semester.