Language Centre of the Universities in the State of Bremen

The Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen (Language Centre of the Universities in the State of Bremen), short SZHB, is a joint institution of the four public universities in Bremen: the University of the Arts Bremen, the University of Bremen, the Hochschule Bremen City University of Applied Sciences and the Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences.

Students can take courses in around 20 languages at the SZHB and work on language programmes in the self-study centre. The aim is to consolidate and expand existing knowledge so that communication with other students and teachers becomes easier. In addition, the language courses serve as preparation for stays abroad.

All information and online registration can be found on the homepage.

The Language Centre offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, German as a foreign language (*), English, French (**), Modern Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Spanish (***).

* at the Goethe-Institut at the university, GW2, 4th level 
** at the Institut Francais, Contrescarpe 18 
*** at the Instituto Cervantes, Schwachhauser Ring 124

You can find the course fees on the website:


We arrange internationally recognised certificates and preparation courses for you:

  • IELTS in cooperation with the British Council
  • D.E.L.E. in cooperation with the Instituto Cervantes
  • DELF and DALF in cooperation with the Institut Français
  • CILS in cooperation with the Università per Stranieri di Siena
  • CNaVT in cooperation with the Universities of Leuven and Amsterdam
  • TestDAF in cooperation with the TestDaf-Institut Hagen and the Goethe-Institut
  • UNICERT in cooperation with the AKS

If you need to prove that you have mastered the B2 level in English, take the B2 proof examination at the Foreign Language Centre (examination costs: 30 euros).


"As the name suggests, two must exert themselves so that both may advance." (Original: "Wie der Name schon sagt, müssen zwei sich anstrengen, damit beide vorwärts kommen. ")
 (J. Wolff)

Tandem means communication between two native speakers of different origins who serve their partner to learn the other language. The partners determine the topics of their exchange themselves. Basically, tandem is a form of autonomous learning that does not replace language courses but builds on them or complements them in a meaningful way. The learner acts according to individual language needs and personal interests and is put in a position to take more responsibility for his/her own learning progress.

Information & Registration


Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Lande Bremen / Language Centre of the Universities in the State of Bremen University of Bremen
p. A. Universität Bremen
Universitäts-Boulevard 13
28359 Bremen


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