Intercultural competence is the ability to interact successfully with people from other cultures. This ability can be learned in many different ways: The focus is always on personal encounters, on interest in other cultures.
Registration for courses in the summer semester 2022 starts on 4 April 2022 (09:00), for the Japanese courses you can register from 14:00 and for the Swedish courses from 16:00. Register as early as possible to secure a place in your desired course. The registration deadline is 01 May 2022 at 23:59.
For participants who are not from the TU Braunschweig, registration starts one week later.
For some language courses, it is necessary to take a placement test.
You must register in our course booking system "Aura" before you can register for our language courses. To the registration
After registering and taking the placement test, click on "Book" in the course overview. Then complete the registration form on your PC. In addition to your first and last name, address and email address, we need your valid matriculation number for students of the TU Braunschweig and your university telephone number for employees of the TU Braunschweig. If you are not enrolled at the TU Braunschweig, we will need your bank account number and your bank routing number.
You can book a maximum of three language courses per semester at the Language Centre.
Moodle is the virtual learning platform of the Language Center. When you have registered for a language course, you will find learning materials, further reading, podcasts and videos, along with information about events and activities.
The language courses are free of charge for students. For all others, the fees are listed in the fee schedule.
SEPA registration procedure
A SEPA mandate will be sent to you with the course registration. Please print out the mandate, sign it and return it to the accounting department or the office of the Language Centre within 5 days. The mandate will be registered at the Language Centre within 7 days and you will receive an e-mail informing you of the execution date of the debit. Once the debit has been made, the registration is successfully completed.
Validity period of the SEPA Mandate
Your SEPA mandate at the Language Centre never loses its validity. This means that you do not have to fill in a mandate for every other course booking you make during this period. The costs will then be automatically debited from your account. However, if at any time your bank details change, please report this immediately to the accounting department or the office.
You can find out about the costs in the fee schedule.
If you are absent without excuse during the first week of the course, your registration for the course will become invalid and you will be excluded from further participation in the course. You can email the teacher if you cannot attend the first session so that you are not removed from the list of participants.
A successful course attendance can only be certified if you attend the course regularly. "Regularly" means a maximum of 25 % of absence. It does not matter whether the days absent are due to illness or other reasons.
In order to meet the minimum attendance requirements, you must not exceed three days of absence (6 SWS for a course with 2 SWS per week) or six days of absence (12 SWS for a course with 4 SWS per week).
Before taking a course at the Language Centre, please clarify for yourself whether the credits earned at the Language Centre will be accepted in your subject area.
The credits awarded for individual courses are calculated according to the amount of work involved and not according to the participant's course level or grade. For a two-hour language course (2SWS), after the hours of attendance and the successful completion of the exam, you will receive 2 credits; for a four-hour course (4SWS) you will receive 4 credits.
Due to the integrated tandem programme, one receives one ECTS more in the Arabic courses than in the usual 4 SWS courses.
The examination board for the respective subject is responsible for the recognition of academic achievements acquired at other universities. This is where the credit transfer examination takes place. Please contact the managing director of your faculty. The Language Centre can, on request, provide advice on the examination of equivalences and issue a recommendation.
In the summer semester 2022, our courses will take place online. This is accompanied by some special regulations regarding the running of the courses, which apply to all courses at the Language Centre in addition to the existing regulations (Fee Regulations, Examination Regulations):
Just as in face-to-face teaching, attendance is compulsory. Please attend at least 75% of the teaching organized in video conferences.
Please arrange for a room where you can work online without being disturbed.
The use of a microphone and camera is indispensable for the communication-oriented language teaching practiced at the Language Centre. Please ensure that you have the necessary technical equipment and test it in good time before the start of the course.
In case of transmission problems, it may be useful to switch off an open VPN connection and close programs with connections to other servers.
For languages with other alphabets, please make sure that you set your keyboard accordingly or use keyboard stickers.
You are not allowed to make audio or video recordings of the synchronous courses. Furthermore, no camera may be used for review during written course final exams.
Experience has shown that digital language teaching requires an additional time commitment compared to presence-based language teaching. Please plan for this before taking a course at the Language Centre.
In online teaching, higher demands are placed on your autonomous learning skills. Please participate actively and in a concentrated manner in the classroom