Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
If you want to sign up for a language course for the first time, you need to register via StudIP first. StudIP is the Language Centre's registration system. Once you have done that, you will have access to the registration procedures for all language courses, placement tests, etc. On StudIP you can also find all the courses you have attended sucessfully, the grades, and the levels you have achieved. Instructions as to how to use StudIP can be found here.
Please note that your place in a course can only be guaranteed by having paid the course fee in time.
If you already have some knowledge of the language(s) you would like to continue learning, you will need to do a placement test before attending one of our courses for the first time. Make sure to register for the placement test(s) via StudIP.
If you miss the registration deadline, you still have a chance to sign up for your desired language course during the fee payment period – provided there are free spaces still available.
If the course is full, then you can inquire again on the second day of the payment period between 4 and 4.30 pm. Registered participants who didn't show up to pay the course fee forfeit their places in the courses. These are then offered to others starting at 4.15 pm.
If for some reason you cannot attend the first lesson of the course, please inform us in advance (either when you pay the course fee or by e-mail, phone, etc.). Otherwise, you will automatically lose your place in the course.
You can access the current course schedule on our website under Language Courses. The course schedules are also posted in the corridor of the Language Centre.
Final grades are not automatically forwarded to the examination office of each faculty. To receive credit for your course, you have to submit the course certificate to your examination office.
Yes, we can.
During the semester, Dr. Seemann (German) and Dr. Watts (English) provide assistance through individual consultation sessions. You can go there with any specific questions or concrete assignments, for which you require language support, e.g. term papers, in-class presentations, etc. Please make arrangements by contacting the respective partner by mail.
The permanent employees of the Language Centre have their own offices where you can meet with them during office hours or call to arrange a special appointment.
You can contact our guest lecturers by e-mail and only during the lecture period. You may also leave messages for them at the Secretary's Office.
For an overview of the instructors at the Language Centre, please click on Contact.