Registration and FAQ

Find information here on how to register for the Language Center’s semester program. You will also find a brief description of the BASE courses (general language courses) as well as the Self-Access Center’s foreign language options available at the Language Center as part of Complementary Studies (FSL-SZ). 

In BASE, 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.

The seminars offered at the Language Center as part of Complementary Studies (FSL-SZ) focus not only on theory and practice but also provide individual advice to participants learning a new language and cultural skills. This is why our seminars meet four hours a week and not two. The invested time is certainly worth it.

HOW TO FIND OUR COURSES IN MYSTUDY

1. Sign into myStudy with your account

2. On the “Course schedule” tab, click “Search” on the left.

3. To see the courses offered in Complementary Studies, enter FSL-SZ by “Title”.

4. To see what is offered as Additional Credit Points, open "Advanced search options" and, under “Tags”, select  BASE  and the respective language.

  • (to be translated) ... sich über Einstufungstests informieren
  • ... learn new languages
  • ... expand upon basic skills
  • ... improve existing language skills
  • ... an introduction to the Self Access Center
  • ... ask for your individual informationn appointment
  • ... further develop advanced language skills in an academic context

(to be translated) ... sich über Einstufungstests informieren

(to be translated)
Für alle Veranstaltungen ab A2 ist ein Einstufungstest notwendig, um Ihren Kenntnisstand einschätzen zu können. Wenn Sie bereits an einer A1 Veranstaltung der entsprechenden Sprache teilgenommen haben, ist keine Einstufung nötig.

Der Test ist zwei Semester lang gültig und ordnet Ihre Kenntnisse auf der Skala des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens (GeR) ein.

Die Einstufung für Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch und Schwedisch erfolgt im Selbstlernzentrum.  Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich und ist während der Öffnungszeiten möglich.

Für Englisch gilt: Sie müssen keinen Einstufungstest ablegen, wenn Sie über ein gültiges Testergebnis oder über eine von der Leuphana anerkannte Zertifikatsprüfung (TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge C Level, IELTS Test Band) verfügen, die nicht länger als 4 Jahre zurückliegt. Die Niveaustufen zu den anerkannten Zertifikatsprüfungen finden Sie hier.

Bewerberinnen und Bewerber für Austauschplätze an Partnerhochschulen können ausreichende Englischkenntnisse nur mit dem Einstufungstest (OOPT) des Sprachenzentrums nachweisen.

 

... learn new languages

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

 

To sign up for A1 courses in myStudy, select the BASE tab.

... 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. 

 

To sign up for A2 courses in myStudy, select the BASE tab.

... improve existing language skills

Take B1 and B2 courses to prepare for Complementary Studies or 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.

 

To sign up for B1 and B2 courses in myStudy, select the BASE tab. 

 

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

... 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.

... ask for your individual informationn appointment

The Language Center team at Leuphan University can offer help and advice to all your questions about language aquisition in an academic context. Your can set up an appointment by contacting Selbstlernzentrum

 

 

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

FSL-SZ 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. 

 

To register for our courses within Complementary Studies, sign into myStudy and look for the seminar titles that include the abbreviation “FSL-SZ.” To ensure that the course level is appropriate for all participants, a placement test or a meeting with an instructor is required for all languages except English.

 

All of the FSL-SZ seminars taught within Complementary Studies in English can serve as proof of English competency for the Master’s program.