"A different language is a different vision of life."

(Federico Fellini)

The Language Centre is a centre of competence not only for teaching languages but also for contemporary didactics and intercultural competence. It plays a vital role in the university’s internationalisation process and 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, 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 winter semester 2020/21

In the winter semester, the Language Center offers a mix of classroom and online teaching, and synchronous and asynchronous course phases. For details please refer to the course descriptions in Stud.IP or get in touch with the respective lecturer or contact person.

English elective courses
The interdisciplinary elective module English Communication Skills at level B2.1 is aimed at students of all faculties who want to professionalise their spoken English skills.

The Business English module is geared towards the language and content needs of business students and takes place at levels B2.1 and C1.

Beginner courses - various languages
Language enthusiasts who want to discover a new language can once again choose from a variety of courses at A1 level: Whether French or German, Russian, Spanish or Swedish - try it out!

Complete programme WS2020/21

Overview of all courses in the winter semester:



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.