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Language Centre (SZHB)

(y)our language centre

- 20 languages and 600 language courses

- over 6,600 language students

- over 70 language instructors

The "Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen (SZHB)", or "Language Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen" to give it its English name, is a joint institution of the four public universities in the federal state of Bremen: the University of Bremen, Hochschule Bremerhaven (HSBHV), Hochschule Bremen (HSB), and Hochschule für Künste (HfK).

    logo of the language center surrounded by the logos of the four universities in the state of bremen


    Winter semester 2021-22

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    All language courses at the University of Bremen will be held online from December 13, 2021 to January 16, 2022. All three Language Resource Centres will remain closed during this time.


    Most of our courses have reverted to the classroom in winter semester 2021/22, but continue to use online learning platforms to offer challenging and varied forms of communication and study. Several courses are still being held completely online, for example the German courses offered by the Goethe-Institut and the French courses offered by the Institut francais. Further details can be found in the respective course descriptions.

    Access to our learning platforms
    • After registering for a course, you will receive information about the learning platform used in the course.
    • You will receive an email 3 - 4 days before the course is due to start with details of how to access your learning platform and the course you have registered for.
    Online courses

    We have compiled a guide with details of the technical requirements for our online courses, the netiquette you are expected to observe, and online examinations. We ask you to observe the points listed therein to create a positive atmosphere so that everyone can learn.

    Intensive courses February - April 2022

    Have you ever thought about learning Chinese, German sign language or Spanish? The SZHB is offering 1 - 2-week intensive courses for 10 languages between February and April 2022.

    Our beginners' courses in Italian, Polish, Russian and Portuguese and our B1 English courses are recognised as educational leave (in Bremen). Our intensive courses are perfect for students, prospective students and anyone living in or near Bremen who wants to improve their languge skills.

    Overview and registration for all intensive courses

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    Courses and more for English


    Courses and more for German


    Courses and more for all languages offered by the SZHB.


    Find out how we can help you with your independent study. 


    Details of how to change or cancel your course registration can be found here.

    Moodle online platform

    If you have any questions about accessing our Moodle online platform, please contact our Moodle team at moodlevw(at)

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