For languages coaches

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How S.o.S. works for language and culture coaches

As a language coach, you will support international students in the semester courses which you attend together in your degree programme and help them with language difficulties in small learning groups. As a culture coach (only students of Faculty 6), you offer workshops in which you combine learning German with social activities.

Become a language or culture coach


  • German as mother tongue or very good knowledge of German (C1 level)
  • Motivation to learn cooperatively, interest in intercultural and subject-related exchange
  • Participation in the preparation course for language coaches

Your engagement will be rewarded!

If the learning groups are successfully completed, the language coaches receive four credits in the interdisciplinary professionalisation area.


Senior coaches (language coaches who have already taken part in the programme once) receive two credits in the interdisciplinary professionalisation area if they take part again.

Dates for the S.o.S. programme in winter semester 2022/23

Please register for the dates via Stud.IP.

When registering, enter one to three subjects or lectures without abbreviations that you would like to offer as learning topics for your learning group under "Additional information". At a first joint meeting with international students after the preparatory event, the suitable learning groups will be put together. The learning meetings can then be organised individually.

As the S.o.S programme has become very popular in recent semesters and only a limited number of participants are allowed in one seminar room due to the corona situation, we offer three parallel preparatory courses (Course 1 , 2 and 3) with identical contents and different times.

The preparatory seminar consists of three parts. For each part there are three dates (A, B, C) to choose from.

There are four surveys in Stoodle (see menu bar). Please select a date that suits you in each survey so that we can distribute the number of participants evenly. Each participant must have taken part in Parts A, B and C exactly once in order to successfully complete the preparatory event.

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Your S.o.S.-Team

Dr.-Ing. Dezhen Li

Dezhen Li

Dr. Xenia Fischer-Loock

 +49 531 391 7295

Office hours: Mon 15:30 - 16:30

M.A. Maria Neumann

(Currently on parental leave)

Maria Neumann