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Foreign Languages

The International Office offers language courses in 11 different languages as well as English placement tests.

All language courses are  open and free of charge for the university's students and employees.

Language Courses are taking place during the semester as well as during the semester breaks (Intensive Courses).

Language Courses

Language Courses at the Language Centre of the Esslingen University

Prerequisites for Attending Language Courses

In order to take a language course students have to preregister online via the online registration on our Intranet pages.

For advanced classes starting at level A1.2 you need to hand in a proof of your knowledge of that language (e.g. placement test).

 

Important Dates for Winter Semester 2021/22

What?

When?

Registration Semester Courses Mon 22.08.2022 - Fr 30.09.2022 at 12 am
Start Semester Courses Mon 26.09.2022
Exams Semester Courses Mon 16.01.2023 - Fr 20.01.2023

 

Current courses Winter Semester 2022/23

Subject Day Time Campus

Arabic A1.1

Monday

17:00-20:15

online & in person in F01.214

Arabic A2.1

Tuesday

17:00-20:15

online & in person in F01.214

Chinese 1

Wednesday

17:30-20:45

S01.201

Chinese 2

Tuesday

17:30-20:45

S01.216

German Sign Language 1 

Wednesday

16:30-18:00

F01.107

German Sign Language 1

Wednesday

18:15-19:45

F01.017

German Sign Language 1

Wednesday

16:30-18:00

F01.018

German Sign Language 2

Wednesday

18:15-19:45

F01.018

English B1

Wednesday

17:00-20:15

online

English B2

Thursday

14:00-17:15

online

English B2

Tuesday

17:30-20:45

S01.213

English C1

Monday

17:30-20:45

S01.214

Technical English

Tuesday

14:00-15:30

S01.018

French A1

Monday


17:30-20:45

S01.315

Italian A1

Wednesday

17:30-20:45

S01.316

Italian A2

Thursday

17:30-20:45

S01.315

Japanese A1.2

Monday

17:30-20:45

S01.212

Japanese A2.1

Wednesday

17:30-20:45

S01.-124

Portuguese A1

Wednesday

17:30-20:45

S01.213

Russian A1.2

Tuesday

17:30-20:45

online

Spanish A1

Monday

17:30-20:45

S01.006

Spanish A1

Wednesday

14:00-17:15

F02.133

Spanish A1

Wednesday

17:00-20:15

G04.019

Spanish A2

Tuesday

17:30-20:45

S01.-124

Spanish A2

Monday

14:00-17:15

S01.018

Spanish B1

Thursday

17:30-20:45

S01.-124

Spanish B2

Tuesday

17:30-20:45

S01.-124

Turkish A1 Monday 17:30-20:45

F01.216

Course Information

Course Information

Course Levels

The different course levels follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): from A1 (beginner) to C2 (native speaker). In some cases courses are split in two parts, e.g. A1 is split into A1.1 and A1.2. A few courses are divided in courses 1 to 4, e.g. Chinese.
 

Course Description

Detailed information on course content and books used for the courses can be found on the intranet course description.
 

Course Books

The course books have to be bought in advance and brought to the first lesson. There are some copies of every book available in the library. You can search for them online (WebPAC).

English Placement Test (OPT)

English Placement Test (OPT)

Why should I take an English Placement Test?

Every semester the international office offers English placement tests (Oxford Online Placement Test, OPT) in cooperation with the faculties. The test is important to assess students' English proficiency which is necessary in order to take classes taught in English. In addition the test is essential for all students who want to study abroad or do an internship abroad.

Additionally, the International Office offers open placement tests without prior registration throughout the semester.
 

Prerequisites

In order to take the placement test students need headphones as well as their login details for the university's computers. Any other preparation for the test is not necessary.
 

Dates and further information

Dates for the upcoming open tests as well as further information can be found on the Intranet English Placement Test (OPT).

Placement tests for other languages

Placement tests for other languages

There are free online placement tests available:

Placement test French

Placement test Spanish

Placement test Italian

 

Apply for summer semester 2023!

The application phase for the summer semester 2023 begins 15 October 2022 for the Master's programmes and on 24 October 2022 for the Bachelor's programmes.

Direct enrolment in our open-admission programmes from 15 October 2022.

More information
International Office Sprachen

Until further notice, the open office hours on Wednesdays between 1 and 2 pm will take place via Webex.