Language Centre (SZHB)

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About us

(y)our language centre

20 languages and 600 language courses

- over 6,600 language students

- over 70 language instructors


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New course formats at the SZHB in summer semester 2023

The Language Centre is offering two new course formats in the summer semester that are open to all students.

Courses in 20 languages in summer semester 2023

Free spots still available! In the summer semester 2023, we are offering courses in 20 languages. These will take place weekly, run the entire semester (15 weeks) and start the week of April 12th.

Parlons français!

To celebrate French Language Day, the Institut Francais and the SZHB are offering an afternoon of language activities and games at the Library in the city center on March 20, 2023.

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8th Bremen Symposium

The 8th Bremen Symposium on Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages at Universities will take place from Wednesday, March 01 through Friday, March 03.

The Physio:logical! podcast is now online

Physical therapy students at Bremen University of Applied Sciences have produced a podcast in their English course with instructor Jeremy Hookway (SZHB). The first episodes are now online.

Intensive courses - winter 2023

In February and March, intensive courses for 10 different languages will be offered at the Language Center. Registration for all courses is now open.

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8. Symposium in Bremen: Research Awards

Two research awards will be awarded during the 8th Symposium in Bremen. You can apply until November 30th, 2022.

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Language learning during orientation week

Throughout the year, the Language Center of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB for short) offers students at all of Bremen's universities a rich and varied language learning program. To find out more, come attend our information sessions and trial courses during orientation week.

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Language courses during the winter semester

Free spots still available! We are offering courses in 19 languages during the winter semester 2022/23. These take place weekly, run for the entire semester (15 weeks) and start the week of October 17th.

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At a glance

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Courses and more for English

Courses and more for German


Courses and more for all languages offered by the SZHB


Are you looking for some detailed information about the levels of our language courses? Would you like to know more about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages?
More information

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

Many of our courses use the Moodle learning platform.



  • Tongue twister of the week

    Trois petites truites non cuites

    trois petites truites crues.

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