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Language: Where can I improve my German and other foreign languages?

Language Teaching Centre – Sprachlehrinstitut

SLI offers language courses in more than 20 languages, e.g. English, German, Italian, Persian, Swahili or Modern Greek at different language levels. In addition, conversation courses, courses for special purposes and preparatory courses for language examinations are offered. Small course groups and intensive support by motivated and dedicated instructors as well as the possibility to improve one's language skills in the language laboratory ensure a high rate of success in learning.

Intensive Courses German and English– Summer and Winter University

Four-week intensive German and English courses are offered to international students in March, July, August and September (in July only German). In addition, the SLI organizes German specific purpose courses in August and September: German and English for Business and Economics, German for the Tourist Industry, Medical German, German for Natural Sciences and Engineering as well as a German Teacher Training course.

Autonomous Language Learning

The Language Teaching Centre offers students two language labs for autonomous language learning purposes. The labs provide 34 working stations and access to a wealth of training material for over 50 languages.

Language Learning Advising

The advising team will be offering one-to-one advising to explore resources and opportunities available to you to structure a path towards your personal language goals. Our advising services are based upon the quality standards of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEF). To make an appointment please contact the advising team via E-mail. We will be glad to welcome you in the Language Lab 4.

Language Tandems

The SLI also organises language tandems. The aim of a tandem is to promote the exchange of language and culture through a language partnership. In a language tandem, two people, with different native tongues, work together to learn with and from one another.

Sprachlehrinstitut (SLI)

Language Lab 4, R 1028/KG I


Language Institute for international students

At the „Sprachenkolleg für ausländische Studierende“, German is taught to international study applicants on the level A1-C1. Students are prepared for the entrance test of the Studienkollegs and for the language test of the universities. Participants of the C1 have the possibility of passing the DSH at the end of the course. The DSH is organised by the Language Teaching Center of the University of Freiburg (SLI) in cooperation with the Sprachenkolleg.

Other language courses

Center for French Studies

The Frankreich-Zentrum is an establishment of the university which is involved in reseach and teaching of contemporary France. It offers post-graduate studies, colloquiums and symposiums. In September, a one-week summer course takes place which is aimed at persons with a general interest in France, who would like to refresh and deepen their knowledge in French language and culture.


The Konfuzius-Institute at the University of Freiburg holds Chinese language courses for beginners and advanced students.

Carl-Schurz-Haus (German-American Institute)

English courses are part of the offerings at the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

Centre Culturel Français

French courses are part of the offerings at the Centre Culturel Français.

Goethe Institute Freiburg

At the Goethe-Institut Freiburg, you can successfully learn German for your job, studies or everyday

iOR Language Institute

German courses, English courses and other languages for participants from all around the world.

Language School ALPADIA Freiburg

Language courses for international students / German as foreign language.

Sprachschule zum Ehrstein

German courses for international students – all levels, preparation for the DWSH-Prüfung.


Language tandem

Are you looking for a tandem-partner to practice a foreign language or to spend some free time together?

Finding a tandem partner

Intercultural Mentoring Program

Café Multilingua

Families for international friendship