About us

language center team during an online "pedagogical lunch" session
team language center during an online group meeting

About the SZHB

The Language Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB) is a joint institution of the four public universities in the federal state of Bremen: the University of Bremen, the Hochschule Bremen (City University of Applied Sciences (HSB)), the Hochschule für Künste (University of the Arts Bremen (HfK)) and the Hochschule Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences (HSBHV)).

Aims and Objectives

  • faculty-specific, integrated language teaching at our four partner universities
  • interdisciplinary language teaching
  • language tests
  • develop new language curricula
  • promote plurilingualism and English as the academic Lingua Franca
  • support the internationalisation of the universities and the mobility of students

Quality development and quality assurance

  • external Academic Advisory Board to provide advice and quality control
  • regular course evaluations
  • regular external accreditation by UNIcert®
  • host symposia, workshops and training courses
  • training and research projects on teaching,  learning and testing languages

Academic & Managing Director of the SZHB

Prof. Dr. Claudia Harsch
Professor of Research into Language Learning and Teaching | Faculty 10

Deputy Director

Dr. Astrid Buschmann-Göbels

Administration Manager

Insa Warms-Cangalovic


Donia Labidi

Friederike Jaene


Coordinator, Language Resource Centres

Anika Müller-Karabil

Coordinator, Tutoring Programme

Dr. Astrid Buschmann-Göbels

Friederike Weiß

Melanie Alexandra Zedler

YUFE page for the University of Bremen

Project homepage for the YUFE Alliance

Behrens, Martina (English)
Darkifard, Shiva (English)
Dieterle, Christof (English)
Halmai-Samel, Karolin (English)
Hinrichs, Torsten (English)
Hookway, Jeremy (English)
Kozik-Rafii, Violetta (Polish)
Kucera, Paola (Swedish, English)
Lavagno, Antonella (Italienisch)
Nogueira, Fábio (Portuguese)
Ockert, Larissa (Russian)
Salita, Joyce (English)
Schult, Ann (English)
Stollmann, Katrina (English) 
Wilkins, Roger (English)
Zhang, Jin (Chinese)
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