Foreign Languages

The International Office offers language courses in 9 different languages (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish and German Sign Language) 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

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).


You can find the most important information regarding language classes in our FAQ section.

Important Dates for Summer Term 2018



Registration Intensive CoursesMo 14.5.17 - Fr 29.6.18 um 12:00
Exam Period for Semester CoursesMo 25.6.18 - Th 28.6.18
Intensive Courses: Mo-Fr 9:00-12:30 UhrMo 16.7.18 - Fr 3.8.18

Current courses Summer Term 2018

Arabisch A1.1Herr El-HadiDienstag17:30 - 19:45F 01.105Flandernstraße
Arabisch A2.1Herr El-HadiMittwoch17:30 - 19:45F 01.105Flandernstraße
Chinesisch 1Frau SimMittwoch17:30 - 20:45S 1.-124Stadtmitte
Chinesisch 1Frau ChanMontag17:00 - 20:15G 04.019Göppingen
Chinesisch A1.2Frau ChanMittwoch

17:30 - 20:45

S 1.201Stadtmitte
Chinesisch 1Frau Chan



09:00 - 12:30wird noch bekannt gegebenStadtmitte
DGS 1 Herr HermannMittwoch16:30 - 18:00F01.01.08Flandernstraße
DGS2Herr HermannMittwoch18:15 - 19:45F01.01.08Flandernstraße
Englisch B1Frau ArvindDienstag17:30 - 20:45S 1.214Stadtmitte
Englisch B1Frau SchmidIntensivkurs 16.7.-3.8.1809:00 - 12:30wird noch bekannt gegebenStadtmitte
Englisch B2Herr HannaMittwoch17:30 - 20:45S 1.314Stadtmitte
Englisch B2Frau CaspariIntensivkurs 16.7.-3.8.1809:00 - 12:30wird noch bekannt gegebenStadtmitte
Englisch C1Frau SchmidMittwoch17.00 - 18:30G 04.018Göppingen
Englisch C1Frau SchmidDienstag17:30 - 19:00S 1.216Stadtmitte
Technical English: Automation in Production and AssemblyHerr HannaMittwoch15:45 - 17:15S 1.314Stadtmitte
Französisch A1.1Herr RamièreMittwoch17:30 - 20:45S 1.316Stadtmitte
Französisch A1.2Herr RamièreMontag

17:30 -


S 1.316Stadtmitte
Italienisch A1Frau GoliniDonnerstag

17:30 -

S 1.216Stadtmitte
Italienisch A2Frau GoliniMontag

17:30 -

S 1.216Stadtmitte
Japanisch A1.1Frau ÖsterbyMittwoch

17:30 -

S 1.315Stadtmitte
Japanisch A1.2Frau ÖsterbyDienstag

17:30 -

S 1.315Stadtmitte
Spanisch A1Herr MartinezDonnerstag

17:30 -

S 1.314Stadtmitte
Spanisch A1Herr MartinezDienstag

17:30 -

F 01.109Flandernstraße
Spanisch A1Frau BähringMontag

17:15 -

S 1.312Stadtmitte
Spanisch A1Frau LarreMittwoch

17:00 -

G 04.019Göppingen
Spanisch A1Frau LarreIntensivkurs 16.7.-3.8.1809:00 - 12:30wird noch bekannt gegebenStadtmitte
Spanisch A2Frau WollenweberDienstag

17:30 -

S 1.314Stadtmitte
Spanisch B1.1Frau MolinsMittwoch

17:30 -

S 1.017Stadtmitte
Spanisch B2Frau MolinsMittwoch14:00 - 17:15S 1.017Stadtmitte
Türkisch A1.1Frau CelepMontag

17:30 -

F 01.109Flandernstraße


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 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).

Language App

You can use our university language app talk2me to meet German speaking or international students and to improve your language skills.

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.


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

There are free online placement tests available:

Placement test French

Placement test Spanish

Apply for Winter term 2018/19!

Apply Online until 15. July 2018

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International Office Sprachen
0711 397-3910

City Centre Campus, building S17.103
Tuesday from 13:30 to 15:00 and
Thursday from 13:00 to 15:00