At the Language Centre you can learn French from the very beginning, i.e. no prior knowledge of French is required. Because instruction is based on what was taught in previous courses, students are expected to complete each course in succession. Once you have successfully finished three courses, we can issue you a certificate of completion upon request.

1. French 1 (A 1.1)

Course number: 5.14.1.100
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

The goal of this course is to provide fundamental communication skills in French: establishing contact, obtaining information, practising dialogue situations. The course focuses on oral communication and is based on the requirements of the DELF A1 examination.

Material: Cosmopolite A 1 (course book) ISBN 978-3-19-003386-7

2. French 2 (A 1.2)

Cours number: 5.14.1.200
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

French 2 is the follow-up course to French 1. Students with prior knowledge of French who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of this course is to continue building language and communication skills to improve the student’s general ability to communicate in French. More emphasis is placed on written communication. The course programme is based on the requirements of the DELF A1 examination.

Material: Cosmopolite A 1 (course book) ISBN 978-3-19-003386-7

3. French 3 (A 2.1)

Course number: 5.14.2.100
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

French 3 is the follow-up course to French 2. Students with prior knowledge of French who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The main focus of this course is to continue expanding language and communication skills to improve the student’s general ability to communicate in French. This course places stronger emphasis on oral communication. The course programme is based on the requirements of the DELF A2 examination.

Material: Cosmopolite A 2 (course book) ISBN 978-3-19-043386-5 - will be provided in winter 2017/18

4. French 4 (A 2.2)

Course number: 5.14.2.200
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

French 4 is the follow-up course to French 3 and concludes course-level 1. Students with prior knowledge of French who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of this course is to continue expanding language and communication skills to improve the student’s general ability to communicate in French. This course places more emphasis on written communication. The course programme is based on the requirements of the DELF A2 examination. 

Material: Cosmopolite A 2 (course book) ISBN 978-3-19-043386-5

5. French 5 (B 1.1)

Course number: 5.14.3.100
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

French 5 is the follow-up course to French 4. Students with prior knowledge of French who wish to enter at this level must take a language assessment test first. The goal of this course is to continue improving language and communication skills to improve the student’s general ability to communicate in French. This course especially focuses on written communication.

6. Grammaire Niveau Intermédiaire (A2-B1)

Course number: 5.14.2.300
Course workload: 2 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 30
Credit Points: 3

L’objectif de ce cours est de consolider les acquis grammaticaux des niveaux A1 et A2 et d’aborder de nouveaux temps, structures et règles (B1). Le cours est basé sur la participation active, aussi bien orale qu’écrite, des participants.

7. French Niveau Autonome 1 (B 2/C 1)

Course number: 5.14.5.100
Course workload: 1 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 20
Credit Points: 2

A partir de quelques grandes chansons classiques, nous essaierons de comprendre la fonction et la place de la chanson dans la société francaise. L’analyse textuelle nous permettra également de comprendre le fonctionnement spécifiques de ce type de textes.
La participation orale active est nécessaire pour l’obtention d’une note.

8. Langue et culture (B2/C1)

Course number: 5.14.5.310
Course workload: 1 x 90 min/week for 11 weeks + exam
Course fee: € 20
Credit Points: 2

Au menu de ce cours, nous aborderons diverses manifestations de la culture française : cuisine, vin, parfums, politique, chansons etc. en relation avec la langue. Il est possible aussi de commander un thème à la carte.

9. French for students of Europäische Medienkultur (EMK)

Kursnummer: 5.14.5.300

Le premier semestre mettra surtout l'accent sur la production orale des étudiants et l’acquisition de la pratique de l’exposé. Le travail sera axé sur la préparation et la présentation d’un exposé oral en français sur un thème proposé. En outre, la participation, active et régulière, des étudiants au cours est requise pour l'obtention d'une note. 

Winter Semester 2017/18

UhrzeitMontagDienstagMittwochDonnerstagFreitag
07.30 - 09.00

Französisch B 2 (1)



09.15 - 10.45





11.00 - 12.30





13.30 - 15.00

Französisch 1
(A 1.1)
Gruppe 1

Delpech

Französisch 2
(A 1.2)

Delpech

EMK 1

Französisch 3
(A 2.1)

Delpech

15.15 - 16.45

17.00 - 18.30

Französisch 1
(A 1.1)
Gruppe 2

Delpech


Französisch 4 (1)
Delpech
Französisch 4(2)
Delpech

18.45 - 20.15

Französisch B 2 (2)



3 steps to register for a course:

1. Placement test

Students who wish to skip the beginner course are required to take a language assessment test (placement test). The results of the test are valid for two years. Those, who wish to skip ahead to a more advanced level without taking the courses in succession, are also required to take a placement test.

See the grey info box on the right for the upcoming placement test dates.

2. Registration

Students register for courses online. The registration period is indicated in the grey info box on the right. During this period, go to the course schedule table and click on the course in which you wish to enroll; this will take you to the registration form.

3. Payment of course fee

The registration process is completed with payment of the course fee. The dates during which you need to come to the language centre to pay the course fee are indicated in the grey info box on the right.

The course fees are based on credits points, i.e. € 10 per credit point. A course with two credit points, for example, would cost € 20 and one worth three credit points would cost € 30. The fee is reimbursed to you at the end of the semester if these credit points count toward your degree Programme (cf. Fee Reimbursment). University employees are charged 15 euros per credit point.

The course fees may only be paid by Thoska card.


Guest students
Guest students are charged € 20 per credit point, e.g. € 60 for a course worth 3 CP. Guests may only attend courses if there are free spaces available. Therefore, guests may only register between 4.30 pm and 5 pm on the second day of the payment period. The dates of the payment period are indicated in the grey info box on the right.