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Language Centre of the Universities of Bremen

The Language Centre of the Universities of Bremen (FZHB) is a joint institution run by Bremen’s four public universities: University Bremen (Universität Bremen), University of Applied Sciences Bremen (Hochschule Bremen), University of the Arts Bremen (Hochschule für Künste Bremen) and University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven (Hochschule Bremerhaven).

Students can choose from 20 languages and they can work on language programmes at the language self-tuition centre. Our language courses aim at stabilising existing knowledge as well as expanding it, so that communication with fellow students and teachers becomes easier. Additionally, by means of a language course, you can prepare your stay/studies abroad.

Self-tuition centre

Learning languages is an integral part of many degree programmes. The HfK wants you to look at your studies as being a process of self-created learning. This aim is being supported by the language self-tuition centre. Naturally, German as a Foreign Language is part of that offer.

The language self-tuition centre is open to all students. It is located at Dechanatstraße, Room K.02a (Faculty of Music). Ask for the key at the porter’s lodge.

Information and registration


Charges per semester:

  • 15 € for students
  • 20 € for pupils
  • 30 € for employees of universities
  • 81 € for externs (incl. charge for guest students/guest auditors)

In case you are attending a language course at our language centre, you are entitled to use the language self-tuition centre for free.

Language Courses

The Language Centre offers courses in the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, German as a Foreign Language (*), English, French (**), Hebrew (modern), Italian, Latin, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish (***)

* Goethe-Institute, University Bremen, GW2, 4th floor
** Institut Franҫais, Contrescarpe 18
***Instituto Cervantes, Schwachhauser Ring 124

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Language Certificates and Language Proficiency Requirements

We offer internationally valid certificates and preparation courses:

  • IELTS in cooperation with the British Council
  • D.E.L.E. in cooperation with Instituto Cervantes
  • DELF und DALF in cooperation with Institut Français
  • CILS in cooperation with the Università per Stranieri di Siena
  • CNaVT in cooperation with the Universities of Leuven und Amsterdam
  • TestDAF in cooperation with the TestDaf-Institut Hagen and Goethe-Institut (DAF= Deutsch als Fremdsprache= German as a foreign language)
  • UNICERT in cooperation with AKS

In case you need to certify to having an English language proficiency level of B2, you should take the test “B2-Nachweis” at the Language Centre. (Costs: EUR 30,-)


“As indicated by the word itself, in order to proceed, two parties have to make an effort”
(J. Wolff)

Tandem is about two native speakers of different language backgrounds communicating with each other, so that each one of them can learn their partner’s language. Tandem partners are free to choose the subjects of their exchange. Basically, Tandem is a form of autonomous learning. It is not, however, a substitute for a language course – rather, it complements a course.
The learning parties can act according to their individual linguistic needs and interests. Furthermore, they automatically take a higher responsibility for their learning progress.

Information and registration
TANDEM-Team, University Bremen, GWII, Room A 3265

der Hochschulen im Lande Bremen
Universität Bremen
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen
Building GW2, 3rd and 4th floor
Administration: Rooms A 3160 to A 3190
Phone: 0421 - 21 86 19 60
Fax: 0421 - 21 87 56 3

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