The courses start at the beginning of each winter and summer semester lecture period, i.e. on 1 October or 15 March.

Please consult My Timetable on primuss.de for details of course dates and be sure to attend the first class of the semester. Here you will receive a registration key for moodle from your lecturer. You can then sign up for the course in question via moodle.

No previous knowledge is required for beginner courses at A1 proficiency level. For higher proficiency levels you will require the relevant prior knowledge. See the following point to find out how to assess your language proficiency level.

  • The levels are as follows: A1 and A2 (beginner), B1 and B2 (advanced), C1 and C2 (native speaker level).
  • The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER) provides you with guidance in assessing your language proficiency level. If at the start of the language course you feel you have wrongly assessed your proficiency level, you can change to a different course to suit your level, providing such a course is available.
  • The Language Centre offers the following for self-assessment in English: Cambridge Exam / DAAD Certificate and Placement Test. The test can be taken once free of charge at the beginning of the semester. If you wish to take the test later, there is a charge of EUR 5.00. See moodle for the test and further details.
  • The Language Centre also offers a placement test for German. This is always free of charge and can be accessed via moodle.

Essentially, yes – even if a course is not explicitly required by the examination rules for your degree course. If you are interested, please contact the relevant lecturer.

No. The courses are free of charge to all THI students.

No, this is not possible. THI Language Centre courses are for THI students only.

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Head of the Language Centre
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Mandy Habermann
Phone : +49 841 9348-3320
Room : F220
E-Mail :
Coordinator Language Centre
Julia Schmidt, M.A.
Phone : +49 841 9348-7757
E-Mail :


module handbook language centre

(available in German only)