Language Centre

The Language Centre is a centre of competence not only for teaching languages but also for contemporary teaching, intercultural competenceand related consulting services. It plays a vital role in the university’s internationalisation process. In addition, it allows students to complement their studies by learning a foreign language - a key skill in today’s professional world.   

We offer courses in English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Italian and Dutch. They are a mixture of ESP courses (English for Specific Purposes) and general language courses - for beginners, advanced or intensive speakers. Alongside the obligatory ESP courses, students can attend non-obligatory and extra-curricular courses. These are especially useful for those students who are planning a semester abroad, looking to take on an international work assignment or for those who are simply interested in learning a foreign language for private purposes. 

You will find information about all of the courses by logging onto the platform STUD.IP, which is also where you can register for the individual courses.

Open House week from 16-19 September

The Language Centre welcomes all interested students and staff members from Monday, 16 to Thursday, 19 September between 10am and 2pm.

Come and see us, check out our seminar rooms and ask any questions you may have. We'll be around to answer them for you.

Language courses in the winter semester 2019/20


Our Business English courses focusses on language and content for business students. This semester, we are offering a course on CEF level B2.

The interdisciplinary module English Communication Skills on levels B1+  and B2+ is open to students from all faculties who would like to improve their English communicative skills.

Students who feel they need some extra practice before entering a course on a B1 level are welcome to join the English preparatory course on level A2.

If you would like to try out a new language, you have a choice of several courses: whether it's Russian or Swedish, French or Arabic - go for it!

Complete programme WS2019/10

Overview of all courses in the summer semester:

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Registration? Stud.IP!

Guest Studentship

Guest studentship is possible for interested parties from outside the university. Applications, for which a fee is required, are available at the Servicepoint. Participation is only possible, however, if the classes are not full.

For university colleagues, participating in languages courses is free of charge. Please contact the respective lecturer for availability.