English language courses at THI

The THI Language Centre offers the following courses for THI students in English: Business English, Technical English, English Conversations at levels B2 – C1.

The THI Language Centre teaches all languages according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. The CEFR can be used to assess the level of language proficiency. Further information on the CEFR Levels.

TOEFL preparatory course

The THI Language Centre is more than happy to support you in preparing for the TOEFL with the

  • TOEFL preparatory Course

Internationally recognised language certificates such as the TOEFL certificate, the Cambridge Certificate, IELTS and TOEIC can only be gained by passing a test taken at a licensed test centre.

Language tests
  • Placement test: At the beginning of the semester, the Language Centre offers a placement test for all THI students who are interested. This assesses the student's language proficiency level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
  • Test for the DAAD certificate: In order to take a semester abroad (study/internship), THI students require evidence of proficiency in English. Many THI partner universities accept a DAAD certificate. THI students can have this certificate issued by the Language Centre based on a 30-minute online test and an interview. For further information on studying abroad, see the pages of the International Office.
THI language certificates

The THI Language Centre offers a number of courses for THI students as certificate courses. When students pass the examination at the end of the THI course, they are issued with a THI higher education certificate.
THI students will find details of the THI certificate courses in the Language Centre Module Guide on Moodle.


Lecturer for English Business Communication
Timothy Kotowich
Phone: +49 841 9348-7310
Room: P004
Lecturer for English and Intercultural Communication
Prof. Dr. James McDonald
Phone: +49 841 9348-1950
Room: P006
Lecturer for Business and Technical English and Intercultural Communication
Anja Reicherstorfer
Phone: +49 841 9348-3610
Room: P004


THI students who want to get an appointment please visit Moodle.