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 Center 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).

Faq

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

 

Important Dates for Summer Term 2020

What?

When?

Registration Semester Courses Tue 18.02.2020 - Mon 09.03.2020 at 12 am
Start Semester Courses Mon 06.04.2020
Exams Semester Courses Mon 27.07.2020 - Fr 31.07.2020
Registration Intensive Courses  
Intensive Courses: Mo-Fr 9:00-12:30 Uhr  
Exams Intensive Courses  

 

Current courses Summer Term 2020

Fach Dozent Tag Uhrzeit Campus

Arabic A1.1

El-Hadi Tuesday 17:30-19:45

cancelled

Arabic A2.1

El-Hadi Monday 17:30-19:45

cancelled

Chinese 1

Sim Wednesday 17:30- 20:45

online

Chinese 1

Chan

Intensive Course

Mon.-Fri.

9:00-12:30

online

German Sign Language 1 

Mrs. Hermann

Wednesday

16:30-18:00

online

German Sign Language 1

Mrs. Hermann Wednesday 18:15-19:45

online

German Sign Language 2

Mr. Hermann Wednesday 16:30-18:00

online

German Sign Language 1

Mr. Hermann Wednesday 18:15-19:45

online

English B1

Arvind Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

English B1

Schmid

Intensive Course

Mon.-Fri.

9:00-12:30

online

English B2

Schmid Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

English B2

Caspari

Intensive Course

Mon.-Fri.

9:00-12:30

online

English C1

Ogden Monday

17:30-19:00

online

English: Academic Writing (ab B1) Coltrane Wednesday 15:30-17:00

cancelled

 

Technical English Rettenberger Wednesday 14:00-15:30

online

Refresher Course English for Staff Members Rettenberger Tuesday 11:00-12:30

online

French A1

Ramière Monday 17:30-20:45

online

French A2

Ramière Wednesday 17:30-20:45

online

Italian A1 Golini Monday 17:30-20:45

online

Italian A2 Golini Wednesday 17:30-20:45

cancelled

Japanese A1.1 Österby Monday 17:30-20:45

online

Japanese A1.2 Österby Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

Spanish A1 Martinez Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

Spanish A1 Bähring Monday 17:30-20:45

online

Spanish A1 Molins Wednesday 14:00-17:15

online

Spanish A1 Larre Wednesday 17:00-20:15

online

Spanish A1 Larre

Intensive Course

Mon.-Fri.

9:00-12:30

online

Spanish A2 Wollenweber Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

Spanish A2 Bähring Monday 14:00-17:15

online

Spanish B1 (B1.1 and B1.2)

Martinez Thursday 17:30-20:45

online

 

Portuguese A1 Höltermann Wednesday 17:30-20:45

online

Russian A1.2 Gordon Tuesday 17:30-20:45

online

Turkish A1 Celep Monday 17:30-20:45

online

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).

Language App

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)

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 2021!

Applications open October 15th 2020

More information
International Office Sprachen

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