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.

Language courses in the summer semester 2019

New elective module English

The new interdisciplinary module English Communication Skills on level B1/B2 is open to students from all faculties who would like to improve their English communicative skills. The course focusses on skills training in a variety of areas such as interviewing, negotiating and presenting.

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.


Beginners courses in various languages

If you would like to try out a new language, you have a choice of several courses: whether it's Russian or Swedish, Italian or Chinese - check it out! We are expecially pleased to be able to reactivate our French offer with the help of a new teacher.


You can register for all these courses on Stud.IP.

Complete programme SoSe19

Overview of all courses in the summer semester:



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.