The Language Centre is one of the central facilities of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. We offer language courses to students and employees of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and the College of Music ‘Franz Liszt’, as well as to students from other universities and guests.

Summer Semester 2018

We are looking forward to seeing you in one of our language courses. Please get in touch with us if you have any suggestions: sprachenzentrum[at]

Please note: For German, English, French, Italian and Spanish it is necessary to do a placement test if you have already studied these languages. You can find the test dates here. It is not necessary to register for the placement tests.

Online registration will be possible

for all languages except German from 27 March until 8 April 2018,

for German from 4 until 8 April, as the exam results of the March intensive course will not be available earlier.

The course fees need to be paid on 10 or 11 April 2018 between 12 am and 4 pm. Guests can sign on on 11 April at 4.15 pm.

All classes start as of 16 April 2018.

The certifcates for courses successfully attended during the winter semester 2017/18 can be picked up in our office. Please understand that we cannot give you any information about results on the phone.

We wish you a successful summer semester 2018.

Your Language Centre team

More current Language Centre announcements ...

For the latest Language Centre announcements, see the  University Message Board - Languages.

German as a Foreign Language

At the Language Centre you can learn German at all levels (A 1 - C 1). Many courses take place during the semester (SB courses) while three-week intensive courses (IK) for exchange and fulltime students are offered in March and September. For student applicants who would like to study in Weimar or at another German universiy, we offer preparatory intensive courses (prep courses) leading to the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH).

--> SB courses: click here for course descriptions 
--> SB-courses: click here for currrent courses during the semester and registration
--> IK: click here for the intensive courses in March or September
--->Prep courses for student applicants: click here for prep courses 



Most of our English courses are taught at the intermediate and advanced level (B1-C1). Students may choose between General and Business English courses, or can opt for a Specialist Language Skills course. Our current English language programme consists of more than 30 courses.

Course descriptions          Current course schedules


We offer French courses at all levels (A1-C1). We also offer a C1 advanced course for students in the European Media Culture degree programme.

Click here for course descriptions and current course schedule


Our Italian courses are taught at the beginning and intermediate level. If there is sufficient demand, we can also offer advanced courses and skill-based courses.

Click here for course descriptions and current course schedule.


We are the only language centre in Thuringia with a full-time Swedish language instructor. This allows us to offer beginning and lower-intermediate level Swedish courses each semester.

Click here for course descriptions and current course schedule.


Our Spanish courses provide beginning and lower-intermediate language training. If there is sufficient demand, we can offer advanced and skill-based courses as well.

Click here for course descriptions and current course schedule.

Other languages

Our instructors at the Language Centre provide instruction in other languages, most of which are taught at the beginning and lower-intermediate levels. Currently we are offering courses in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian.

In case we cannot offer the language you would like to learn, you can use the facilities of the Language Centres at the universities of Erfurt and Jena.

--> Language Centre at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

--> Language Centre at Universität Erfurt

Language Coaching Sessions

If you need foreign language help with university assignments (term papers, presentations, CVs, motivation letters etc.), then come to one of our Language Consultation Sessions. There you will find staff members from the Language Centre who will be happy to help you.


We offer drop-in language coaching for all students with study-related texts at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Sign in for a personal slot on our Doodle list [ENGLISH] or Doodle List [German].


Dates for English Coaching: Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:30 

On 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 June


Location: Room 318 Language Centre, Coudraystraße 13a (4th floor) with Dr. Elizabeth Watts

For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Watts for English.


Dates for German Coaching: Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm

On 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June


Location: Room 319 Language Centre, Coudraystraße 13a (4th floor) with Dr. Daphne Seemann

For more information, please contact Dr. Daphne Seemann for German.

Tandem Programme

Learning a language “in tandem” means practicing a foreign language one-on-one with a native speaker.

As a tandem partner, not only do you gain inside information about your partner’s culture and home country, but you have the chance to experiment and practice your language skills in authentic communication situations.

For more information and registration details, visit the Tandem Programme website. If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please contact tandem[at]



Bauhaus Summer School

The Bauhaus Summer School takes place every August and offers intensive two- or four-week language courses in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. For more information, visit the website of the Bauhaus Summer School.


Dr Susanne Kirchmeyer

Coudraystraße 13A, room 206
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 90
e-mail: susanne.kirchmeyer[at]

office hours: by appointment

Deputy Director

Kathrin Zeidler

Coudraystraße 13A, room 318
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 80

Secretary's office

Carmen Beuthan

Coudraystraße 13A, room 207
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 91
fax: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 92
e-mail: carmen.beuthan[at]


Howard Atkinson
Coudraystraße 13A, room 318
Phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 83
E-mail: howard.atkinson[at]

Office hour: Wednesday, 12.00 - 13.00 pm and by appointment

Marc Delpech

Coudraystr. 13a, room 317
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 98
e-mail: marc.delpech[at]

office hour: Wednesdays 1130 - 1200 hs as well as by appointment

Håkan Fink

Coudraystraße 13A, room 304
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 95
e-mail: hakan.fink[at]

office hour: Wednesdays 11.30 - 12.30 hs as well as by appointment

Giovanna Paradisi

Coudraystr. 13a, room 319
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 81
e-mail: giovanna.paradisi[at]

office hour: Mondays 1230 - 1330 hs as well as by appointment

Begoña Perez

Coudraystr. 13a, room 320
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 81
e-mail: begonia.perez[at]

office hour: Tuesdays 1100 - 1200 hs as well as by appointment

Dr. Elizabeth Watts
Coudraystraße 13A, room 318
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 89
email: elizabeth.watts[at]

Office hours: Thursday 1330 - 1430 hrs as well as by appointment

Secretary's office

Carmen Beuthan

Coudraystraße 13A, room 207
phone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 91
fax: +49 (0) 36 43/58 23 92
e-mail: carmen.beuthan[at]

Monday0900 - 1200 hs--------------------
Tuesday--------------------1315 - 1530 hs
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Thursday--------------------1315 - 1530 hs