Registration & FAQ

Find information here on how to register for courses from Language and Culture Team.

Here, you can learn new languages in addition to your main field of study, improve existing language skills, prepare for a semester or internship abroad, and expand your intercultural skills.

Languages offered

How to find us in myStudy

You can find our course offerings by logging into my study and following the directions here.

FAQs - Learning a Language. You would like...

  • ... to learn new languages
  • ... to expand upon basic skills
  • ... to improve existing language skills
  • ... to further develop advanced language skills in an academic context
  • ... more information about placement tests
  • ... an introduction to the Self-Access Center
  • ... an individual information appointment

FAQs - Learning a Language. You would like...

... to learn new languages

A1 courses are for beginners with no previous knowledge and can be counted as additional credit points. 

You can find our course offereings by logging into my study and following the directions here.

... to expand upon basic skills

A2 courses are for beginners with previous knowledge and can be counted as additional credit points. Participation requires a placement test to ensure that the course level is appropriate for all participants. If a respective A1 course has been completed successfully, this verification is not necessary. 

You can find our course offereings by logging into my study and following the directions here.

... to improve existing language skills

Take B1 and B2 courses to prepare for an upcoming stay abroad. To ensure that the course level is appropriate for all participants, a placement test or an e-mail to the instructor is required for all languages except English. If a respective A2 or B1 course has been completed successfully, this verification is not necessary.

You can find our course offereings by logging into my study and following the directions here.

Our B2 and higher English classes, taught four hours per week, can be used as verification of English skills as required for a Masters program.

... to further develop advanced language skills in an academic context

Language Center courses (level B2 and higher) offer you the opportunity to combine your language skills with interdisciplinary topics. Together with the instructors, students discuss and delve into academic or social issues in the target language.

You can find our course offereings by logging into my study and following the directions here.

... more information about placement tests

A placement test to determine your proficiency level is required for all courses at level A2 or higher. If you have already taken an A1 course taught in the respective language, a placement test is not necessary. 

The test results remain valid for two semesters. They serve to map your position on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale. 

The placement tests for English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish are administered at the Self-Access Center.  The test can be taken anytime the Self-Access Center is open, without prior registration. 

The following guidelines apply to English: You do not need to take a placement test if you possess a valid test result from one of the following certificate exams (TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge C Level, IELTS) taken within the past two years.

When applying for exchange programs at partner universities, only the placement test administered by the Language and Culture Team is an acceptable means of proving sufficient English proficiency. 

... an introduction to the Self-Access Center

All students who want to learn a language autonomously or would like to further expand their current knowledge of a language are welcome at the Self Access Center (SLZ). Students can have an individual overview about the multi-medial offers. Simply make an appointment (slz@leuphana.de) with one of our tutors. Our team is looking forward to meeting you.

... an individual information appointment

The Language and Culture Team at Leuphan University can offer help and advice to all your questions about language aquisition in an academic context. Further information can be found on our page Language and Course Consultations.