Help with your independent study

Maybe you have your own personal learning goals, want to refresh your existing language skills with a native speaker or are looking for some more practice material? Or maybe you would like some in-depth and comprehensive advice or want to prepare for a language test?

We offer a diverse range of independent study options to help you improve your language skills.

Our Language Resource Centres offer ...

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Tutoring programme

Our tutoring programme can help you learn a language independently - during the semester and also in the semester break.

TAPAS - our new tandem registration system

Are you interested in improving your language skills by working with a partner in a friendly and informal atmosphere?

If you are, then a language tandem could be just what you are looking for.


Language cafés

Overview of all our language cafés

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Tutorials & workshops

Overview of our tutorials and workshops


Materials and resources

We hold a wide range of digital and analog language material and resources.


Writer's Help Desk

Need help with your writing in English?

Language Resource Centres

Our Language Resource Centres with a whole host of opportunities

We offer a wide variety of different options to provide you with effective support as you learn one or more languages  - regardless of whether you are learning on your own, attending a language course or participating in our tutoring programme.

All three Language Resource Centres have a small reference library and are staffed by friendly student assistants who are happy to help you with any queries you may have about our range of online and conventional programmes.

You can use our range of materials and programmes in the LRC itself, take an English placement test, learn more about our tandem programme, language cafés and grammar tutorials, or find out who is the best person to contact in respect of your particular query.

More information about our three Language Resource Centres and the multimedia resource centres at our partner institutes


University of Bremen

Language Resource Centre at the University of Bremen


Hochschule Bremen

Language Resource Centre at the Hochschule Bremen

Selbstlernzentrum der Hochschule Bremerhaven

Hochschule Bremerhaven

Language Resource Centre at the Hochschule Bremerhaven

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Partner institutes

All our partner institutes have multimedia resource centres


If you want to use the PCs in the Language Resource Centres, you must first register and obtain an account.

You can register online to use the Language Resource Centres. If you have already registered for a course at the SZHB, please use the same registration number (students should use their student ID number) when you register. Students at the HSB and the HSBHV must first go to the advice desk in the LRC and their account will be activated on production of their student ID card. LRC accounts are valid for the current semester.


You can use the LRC for free if you:

  • have registered for a language course at the SZHB
  • have registered for the tutoring programme
  • are studying in Faculty 10 at Bremen University.

Other users are required to pay a semester fee as listed below:

  • €15 for students
  • €20 for school pupils and school leavers
  • €30 for university staff
  • €81 for auditing students (incl. fee for auditing students)
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