Frequently Asked Questions
You can find everything you need to know about registration and placement on the pages of the particular language. You can also find some general information there.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen In what cases do I need to take a placement test?In what cases do I need to take a placement test?
You need to take a placement test if you have any prior knowledge of the language you would like to study - regardless of how minimal they may seem to you. You also need to take a placement test if you have not taken a language course at the Language Center in the previous semester and do not have an officially recognized proof of language skills. All additional information and placement dates can be found in the section on the particular language.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen I need a language certificate for studying abroad, for an internship, for enrolling in a master's program - how can I get that?I need a language certificate for studying abroad, for an internship, for enrolling in a master's program - how can I get that?
On the information page on Language certificates, you can find out about the different kinds of language certificates offered at the Language Center and what you have to do to obtain them.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen How can I study Latin or obtain a proof of knowledge of Latin?How can I study Latin or obtain a proof of knowledge of Latin?
If you wish to study Latin or if you need proof of your knowledge of Latin, you can find Latin courses at the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures of Philipps-University.
At the Self-Study Center, a range of materials is available. The assistants will be happy to advise you.
German: Coursebooks, (including sample tests) and CDs or preparing for the B2 and C1 exams of the Goethe Institut as well as for DSH and TestDaF.
English: There is specific practice software for preparing for TOEFL and Cambridge Language Assessment at the Self-Study Center. There are also periodic workshop offerend on the TOEFL test.
For developing the four skills, the Language Center has also compiled an extensive list of links for various languages.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Will language courses be recognized in my study program (for instance as an import module)Will language courses be recognized in my study program (for instance as an import module)
This can only be decided by the people in charge of the study program. Please seek out the contact person in your specific department! In order to facilitate recognition, the Language Center indicates the workload for its courses in terms of ECTS points and awards a Bologna grade. It is often the case that only module-like combinations of courses with a minumum of 6 ECTS points can be recognized. In such a case, two related courses must be attended and a graded certificate must be obtained for both.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen How often can I be absent from a course?How often can I be absent from a course?
If you wish to receive credit, you must not miss more than two sessions of a course with one session per week. In cases of justified absences, there may be exceptions to this rule on certain conditions, if no more than 25% of the course was missed.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Can I obtain ECTS points at the Self-Study Center?Can I obtain ECTS points at the Self-Study Center?
In principle, it is possible to obtain one or two ECTS points by completing demonstrated and checked learning tasts at the Self-Study Center. It is advisable to check in advance with the person in charge of your specific study program about whether these can be recognized. Please also bear in mind that for each ECTS point to be obtained you must prove a completed workload of 30 hours. This is true also for obtaining ECTS points through a tandem, which depends on additional conditions detailed on the Language Tandem Website.
More information can be obtained at the Self-Study Center or from Dr Duxa.
Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen I need help with an application in a foreign language - who should I talk to?I need help with an application in a foreign language - who should I talk to?
You will find important tips and information on contact persons in the section consultation for job application.