Welcome to the Language Center!
The Language Center of Universität Hamburg is an interdisciplinary provider of language, culture and soft skills for your studies and the workplace. Our services are aimed at students and staff of Universität Hamburg and are free of charge.
Our team — together with 60-65 lecturers — takes care of around 5,000 students per semester. In addition, we provide classes individually tailored to the needs of individual faculties as well as classes targeting academic and administrative staff.
Languages we offer
Attend interdisciplinary or subject-specific classes offered in the following languages:
- German as a Foreign Language
Our team combines a pragmatic and communicative approach with a service- and results-oriented attitude. By always applying the latest teaching methods and conveying practical content, we aid our students in achieving their language learning goals.
The Language Center is a safe space where participants have the opportunity to get to know and support each other, exchange ideas, and learn together with mutual respect and curiosity, free of prejudice or judgement.
All our teachers have a double qualification, which means that they are experienced both professionally and didactically. This is a key feature of high quality of our teaching.
The classes for German as a Foreign Language are suitable for all language levels from A1 to C2.
The classes offered by the Department of Modern Languages are targeted at advanced speakers and are therefore taught at levels B2 to C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. This does not apply to staff classes, which are also offered at lower levels.
The Language Center has a well-equipped self-learning center in which students can improve their language skills with books, learning software, learning materials and individual consultation. Also, we set up a testing center in 2016 where students can take internationally recognized language exams as well as university entrance exams in addition to taking placement exams for our language classes and language certificates.
The Language Center also works on projects with students outside of the language classes in order to convey culture and language skills through exciting and helpful additional offers and holds well-attended events on the subject of language and language learning.