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.

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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).

Click here for course descriptions and
registration for the intensive courses
in March/September  or Prep courses 

Click here for current courses
during the semester (SB courses)
and registration



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 34 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 Consultation 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.

Our language advising service is offered in German and English. It is not necessary to sign up for an appointment. If you can’t make it to the regular advising hours, we can also arrange a meeting individually. For more information, please contact
 Christian Kästner.


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.

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

Please note the following dates:

October 2014 | 7 pm | Hörsaal 2, Coudraystr. 13

Kick-Off meeting: Opportunity to meet a Tandem partner and get advice for a good start.

December 2014 | 7 pm| Language Centre

Christmas meeting: Opportunity to ask questions and get support from the Language Centre.




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
e-mail: kathrin.zeidler[at]

office hour: Tuesdays 1100 - 1200 hs 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]


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

Office hour: Tuesday, 11.30 - 12.30 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

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

Office hours: Thursday 0930 - 1030 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]

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Tuesday--------------------1315 - 1530 hs
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Thursday--------------------1315 - 1530 hs