The THL Language Center provides a comprehensive program of application- and skills-oriented language study for students of all faculties. Most courses qualify as elective modules. ECTS credit points can be awarded in accordance with individual study programs. The course program is free of charge and open to students of the Universität zu Lübeck as well.
In case you have any questions regarding the Language Center courses, please contact us via phone, E-Mail or meet us at:
TH Lübeck Sprachenzentrum
Building 36, Room 36-0.45
Mönkhofer Weg 239
phone: +49 (0)451 - 300 5735
Head of the Language Center
Assistant at the Language Center
Details on our course program, schedules and general information can be found on our Lernraum site (THL moodle system). That is where you register for all language courses at the beginning of the semester.
Students of the Universität zu Lübeck without Lernraum access are asked to contact the Language Center for course registrations, examination registrations and further information.
This is our course program:
English Foundation Course (A2-B1 / 4 SWS): This course aims at students whose English is not good enough yet to follow an English class for specific purposes. Four intensive teaching units per week are accompanied by guided intensive self-study in this specially setup foundation course. The learning objective is to reach level B1 upon completion of the course.
Technical English I (B1-B2 / 4 SWS): In this course you will acquire basic Technical English skills relevant for your engineering studies and your professional field. Competences trained in this course are e.g. process descriptions, product descriptions, operating instructions, presentation language and small talk in a professional context. The portfolio examination is skills-oriented and includes a presentation on a specific technical topic.
Technical English II (B2-C1 / 4 SWS): In this course you will improve your knowledge of Technical English. Competences are expanded and trained on an advanced level, e.g. communication and discussion skills. Additional practice focuses on writing professional and study-related texts.
Business English I (B2 / 4 SWS): This course is aimed at students of all study fields who want to improve their command of English particularly in a business context. The relevant Business English skills practiced are based on authentic materials (business texts) and case studies. Course topics are e.g. job applications, e-mails, meetings, negotiations, presentations and small talk in a professional context. The portfolio examination is skills-oriented and includes a presentation on a specific business topic.
Business English II (B2-C1 / 4 SWS): This challenging course is aimed at students of all study fields and builds on previously acquired skills in English for specific purposes. Topics include career development, corporate activities, logistics & supply chain management, management in general, strategic marketing, investment and trade. With a strong focus on communicating effectively in business, we will concentrate on expression, fluency and accuracy in speaking and writing and on increasing your expressive power in the English language. This course is accompanied by e-learning elements.
English for International Certificates (B2-C1 / 2 SWS): This intensive course is aimed at students with a good command of English who intend to take an internationally recognized test certificate like TOEFL, IELTS or various Cambridge Certificates. The course provides you with a thorough, comprehensive preparation on B2/C1 level.
Scientific Writing (B2-C1 / 3 SWS): In this course you will learn how to organize and compose readable, well-structured scientific papers. You will also acquire the writing skills you need for drafting your thesis or a study-related report.
German A1 (4 SWS) and German A2 (4 SWS): In these courses you will study the basics of German communication in the context of university and everyday life. Practicing the four skills of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing you will constantly extend your vocabulary and adopt the basic grammar rules. You will learn about Germany, the Germans and their culture.
German B1 (4 SWS) and German B2 (4 SWS): In these courses for advanced learners you will extend your vocabulary and your knowledge on grammar systematically. When practicing the four skills of Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing you will learn how to express yourself appropriately in university settings and everyday situations. You will also deepen your knowledge concerning German culture and society.
German language at the university: Scientific Language in Practice (C1 / 4 SWS): This course is designed for international students participating in German Bachelor programs who want to improve their study performance. The tutorial-like course offers language support and consulting throughout the semester as well as guidance in scientific reading and writing.
The Language Center´s additional services are:
- In case you took a language course that is not listed on your report you can receive a certificate of attendance.
- We offer qualified and individual consultation regarding all language issues.