FAQ

 

There are plenty of different and individual aims for attending a language course.

Here are some reasons for attending a course:

  • Companies and institutions need to connect on a global level. Therefore, having participated in a language course give you an advantage to you when applying for a new position.

 

  • Language courses can help to brush up on one´s language skills.

 

  • Even with basic knowledge of a language you can interact with native speakers, which offers a whole new perspective on certain things. It also provides insights into a new culture and the possibility to engage with people from other countries.

 

  • You might take delight in learning a language (especially with other participants/learners, who encourage each other).

 

  • Learning a new language may change your perspective on your mother tongue. You might find similarities or differences, which can help to better understand the language you speak. Through engaging oneself in the process of learning a language you might find yourself more attentive to the language(s) you speak already.

 

  • After studying a language for a while you will  find it easier to understand certain schemes of that particular language and it gets easier to focus on the relevant information.

 

All courses are free of charge for students of the University of Koblenz-Landau .

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 are proficiency levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR). This system defines and explains the different levels of oral and written expression and comprehension in languages. It consists of six levels of reference: three main levels (A, B, C), which are in turn divided into two sublevels, 1 and 2. 

The USZ uses this division for its courses. Therefore, one sublevel can be attended per semester, and you are not obliged to attend a course over two semesters.

 

These are the different levels: 

 

A1: Basic user 

 

This course is for absolute beginners who have no previous knowledge. This level aims at elementary vocabulary, simple phrases and introducing oneself. 

 

A1.1: The learner starts to learn this language from scratch. The aim at the end of the course is to have a basic vocabulary and to gain a feeling/understanding that enables you to reproduce and understand simple sentences and instructions.

 

A1.2: This course is aimed at students who have previously completed the A 1.1 course. A basic knowledge of the language is required.

 

 

 

A2: Basic knowledge (Beginner with previous knowledge)

 

This course is for beginners who have previous knowledge. 

 

A2.1: Learners already understand simple sentence structures and can communicate independently in everyday situations.

 

A2.2: This course is aimed at students who have previously completed the A2.1 course. Language skills are required for this.

 

 

 

B1: Intermediate language use

 

Learners can express themselves in the new language in everyday life and understand facts that are linked to their own environment. They can understand the main points of clear texts in standard language if they are about topics with which they are familiar. They can also cope with most of the situations that might arise on a trip to areas where the language is used and can  describe experiences, wishes and aspirations. 

 

This course is aimed at learners who have successfully completed levels A1 and A2 of the CEFR (= Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

 

B2: Advanced/Independent language use

 

Level B2 corresponds to independent users of the language, those who have the necessary fluency to communicate without effort with native speakers. Learners understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization. They can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint. 

 

 

 

C1: Proficient language skills

 

Learners can perform complex tasks related to work and study. He/She can understand a wide range of more demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning in them. They can use the language flexibly and effectively for various purposes. 

 

 

 

C2: Expert

 

Level C2 corresponds to proficient users of the language. They can understand with ease practically everything he/she hears or reads. Learns can summarize information and arguments from different source and present them concisely. Adding to this, learners can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently in complex situations.



Please register in Klips where you can find the different programs for the campuses Koblenz and Landau. To do so, you need to be enrolled as a student at the University of Koblenz-Landau. If you are neither a student nor a staff member, you cannot take part in our courses.

The levels of language proficiency referred to in the course descriptions are used in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

If you are unsure about your level of proficiency, you can take a self-assessment test in the Sprachlernzentrum in der Roten Kaserne (LD only). Alternatively, you can test your competences in several languages online, e.g with Dialang.

The language courses are very popular. If you are unable to attend a course, please cancel your registration.

If more than 20 participants have registered for a seminar, 10 places on the waiting list will be drawn (KLIPS status: WL). If you move up from the waiting list, you will be informed via e-mail.

Please unsubscribe from the waiting list if you are no longer interested in attending a course.

In order to receive credit points/ECTS and a certificate for course participation, the following rules apply:

  • active participation in the course, passing an exam (or comparable achievement)
  • a maximum of 2 excused days (German classes: 4 days) of absence

Please contact us via e-mail, if you need a certificate.

The extent to which crediting is possible in your respective degree program must be clarified with the corresponding contact persons there. Crediting for the area “Schlüsselkompetenzen” in the Zwei-Fach-Bachelor's program takes place automatically as soon as you successfully pass the course.