BASE*:
Spracherwerbsorientierte Veranstaltungen
Komplementärstudium (Bachelor)**:
Thematische Schwerpunktmodule mit Sprachvertiefung
 
 A1A2B1B2B2ab C1
Chinese    
English  
French  
Italian       
Catalan    
Polish    
Swedish      ●  
Spanish 
Hungarian     
 A1A2B1B2C1
German as a Foreign
Language(GSL)

* You can find more about BASE here
** You can find more information about Compementary Studies here

WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR ME?

  • Beginning
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Beginning

Language course with level A1

For a new language at level A1 you do not need any previous knowledge and can start immediately. A placement test is not required.

Credit points can be entered in your Transcript of Records as ad­di­tio­nal credit points.

A1 events are offered for all languages except English.

Intermediate

Language course with level A2 

Students can review and extend their knowledge from level A2.

In order to find the right level for you, please take a placement test in the SLZ (Self access center).

Credit points can be entered in your Transcript of Records as additional credit points 

 

Advanced

Language course with level B1 or higher

For experienced language users, we recommend levels B1 and B2.

At level B1, your credit pointswill be entered in your Transcript of Records as additional credit points.

Credit points for complementary studies can be attained from level B2.

Please present your placement test to your lecturer here as well.

 

LANGUAGES OFFERED

  • Chinese
  • German (as Second Language, GSL)
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian

LANGUAGES OFFERED

Chinese

欢迎

Level: Beginning and low intermediate (A1 - A2) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

For most people, the degree to which the structure of the language differs from that of other common languages means that more time has to be dedicated to learning this language than to learning a language more similar to one’s first language. However after only a few classes, you will be able to carry on simple conversations.

Instructors

Hui Feng, Dipl. Betriebswirtin
hui@huifeng.de 

Biying Hou, M.A.
hou@leuphana.de 

Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

German (as Second Language, GSL)

Welcome!

Level: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced (A1 - C1) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

Contact GSL

Reinhard Werner, Dipl. Pol.
Gebäude 5, Raum 118
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1
Fon +49.4131.677-2667
Rein­hard.Wer­ner@uni.leu­pha­na.de 
 

Instructors

Cajetan Baumann
cbaumann@leuphana.de

Ulrike Lindemann
ulrike.lindemann@leuphana.de

Sabine Laborn
sabine.laborn@leuphana.de

Tsujoshi Takizawa
takizawa@leuphana.de

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Office hours: by appointment only

English

Welcome!

Level:  Beginning, intermediate and advanced (B1 - C1) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

All of the FSL-SZ seminars taught within Complementary Studies in English and all BASE B2 and above English couses can serve as proof of English competency for the Master’s program at Leuphana.

Instructors

Maryann Henck, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C5.127
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2653
henck@leuphana.de 

Lynette Kirschner, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C5.108
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2655
lkirschner@leuphana.de 

Paul Martin Lauer, M.A. 
Universitätsallee 1, C5.107
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2282
Fax +49.4131.677-2666
paul.lauer@leuphana.de 

PD Dr. Maria Moss 
Universitätsallee 1, C5.105
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2608
Fax +49.4131.677-2666
maria.moss@leuphana.de 

Dr. Sabrina Völz
Universitätsallee 1, C5.110
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2664
voelz@leuphana.de

Office hours: by appointment only

French

Bienvenue!

Level: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced (A1 - B2)  

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study 

Reward: 5 additional CPs 

              5 CPs for Complementary Studies (B2 and higher) 

 

Instructors

Christophe Hohwald, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C5.121
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2656
hohwald@uni.leuphana.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Lehrbeauftragte

Delphine Schiltz
schiltz@uni.leuphana.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Elizabeth Lorenz-de Laigue
de_laigue@uni.leuphana.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Italian

Benvenuti!

Level: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced (A1 – B2) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

 

Instructors

Dr. Annett Röper-Steinhauer
roeper-steinhauer@leuphana.de 
Office hours: after courses
Monday, 14:00-15:00 o'clock, Room: C8.213, by appointment

Davide Ariotti
davide.ariotti@leuphana.de 
Office hours: by appointment only

Elena Nasello
elena.nasello@leuphana.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Polish

Serdecznie Witamy!

Level: Beginning and low intermediate (A1 - A2) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

For most people, the degree to which the structure of the language differs from that of other common languages means that more time has to be dedicated to learning this language than to learning a language more similar to one’s first language. However after only a few classes, you will be able to carry on simple conversations.

Instructors

Katarzyna Golab-Schafrik
katarzyna.golab@competencium.com 
Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Swedish

Hej och välkomna!

Level: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced (A1 – B2) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

Teachers

Dagmar Mißfeldt, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.120
21335 Lüneburg 
Fon +49.4131.677-2659
Fax +49.4131.677-2666
missfeldt@leuphana.de 
Office hours: Monday by appointment only

Instructors

Peter Brandt, B. A. 
brandt@leuphana.de  
Office hours: by appointment only

Gunilla Almevad
al­me­vad@leu­pha­na.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Spanish

¡Bienvenido!

Level: Beginning, intermediate, and advanced (A1 – C1)  

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study 

Reward: 5 additional CPs 

              5 CPs for Complementary Studies (B2 and higher) 

 

Instructors

Dr. Nuria Miralles Andress
Universitätsallee 1, C5.128
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2660
Fax +49.4131.677-2666
miralles@uni.leuphana.de
Office hours: Tuesday 12:15-13:15 o'clock

María del Carmen Suñén Bernal, lic. geo. u. hist. 
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.113
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2283
Fax +49.4131.677-2666
sunen-bernal@uni.leuphana.de
Office hours: Wednesday 11.00 - 12.00 o'clock
and by appointment

Lehrbeauftragte

Ana Cecilia Dohrmann, Lic. Lit.
dohrmann@leuphana.de
Office hours: by appointment only

Pablo Martínez Calleja
pablo.martinez-calleja@leuphana.de 
Office hours: by appointment only

Anne Maria Muñzo
Office hours: by appointment only

Sprachenzentrum
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.129
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2654
sprachenzentrum@leuphana.de

Hungarian

Örömmel üdvözöljük!

Level: Beginning (A1) 

Time: 4 hours per week + independent study

Reward: 5 additional credit points

For most people, the degree to which the structure of the language differs from that of other common languages means that more time has to be dedicated to learning this language than to learning a language more similar to one’s first language. However after only a few classes, you will be able to carry on simple conversations.

Instructors

Zsuzsanna Stüven, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C 5.122
21335 Lüneburg
Telefon +49.4131.677-2654
Zsuzsanna.Stueven@leuphana.de 
Office hours: by appointment only

FAQ

  • When do I need to take a placement test?
  • How can I learn a language through independent study?
  • Can I make an appointment to talk about the options for learning a language?

FAQ

When do I need to take a placement test?

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 valid test results or if you have a certificate - no more than four years old- recognized by Leuphana (TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge C Level, IELTS). The levels of the recognized certifications can be found here. 

When applying for exchange programs at partner universities, only the placement test (OOPT) administered by the Language Center is an acceptable means of proving sufficient English proficiency. 

How can I learn a language through independent study?

Learn a language by yourself

Multimedia independent study materials for many languages can be found at the Self-Access Center (SAC). The student tutors are there to help find the option best for you.

If you would like, you can use practice material for internationally recognized certification for certain languages at the Self-Access Center.

Please get in touch with the tutors (slz@leuphana.de) to make an appointment for an introduction to the multimedia offerings of the SAC. 

The SAC team is looking forward to meeting you!

Can I make an appointment to talk about the options for learning a language?

Individual consultations

The Leuphana Language Center team can help with any questions about learning a language in an academic setting. Contact the Self-Access Center (slz@leuphana.​de) to make an appointment.

Contact

  • Sonja Tommrich