Departmental Office
Here you will find our contact details, office hour and more information about
the departmental office

Dr. Nicola Heimann-Bernoussi
Room SH 2/217
Tel +49 (0)234 32 28119

course catalogue

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Languages for Academic Purposes

We are currently unable to provide any information about courses in English and Spanish for the summer semester 2018. This is due to ongoing discussions between the Rector’s Office and the Academic Staff Council concerning the status of freelance teaching positions. The ZFA hopes that these issues can be resolved soon.

Course Catalogue

Click here for the course catalogue of the winter semester 2018/2019 (subject to alterations).

Click here for the course catalogue of the summer semester 2018.

Click here for the compact course catalogue of the winter semester 2017/2018.


At the ZFA you can improve your language skills, helping you to become multilingual. We build on your existing knowledge, preparing you for your academic and professional career. We offer courses for beginners in all languages so you can learn a new foreign language from scratch.

Our courses are divided into three main categories:

  • General language courses focussing on academic skills and student life
  • Language courses for specific purposes open to students of all faculties.
  • Language courses for specific purposes exclusively for students of one particular subject.

Our courses…
  • …are tailored to your needs as a student.
  • …facilitate your language learning process.
  • …are hands-on and skills-based.

In our language courses you can
  • …extend your foreign- and heritage-language competences on an academic level
  • …acquire skills in new languages geared to your studies
  • …immerse in your specialist language or enhance your competences in this field
  • …develop an individual multilingual profile