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Centre for Language Studies (ZfS)

The Centre for Language Studies (ZfS) of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences is the central contact point for all students and employees of the University of Paderborn who are interested in language learning. We offer semester courses for students of all faculties in up to 20 languages as well as intensive courses during the semester break. We have a media centre (Mediathek) with 15 computer workstations and a variety of learning materials as well as numerous other offers for learning languages (e.g. tandem programme, language learning consulting, strategy workshops, pronunciation training and many more). We are also accredited as a testing centre for UNIcert©, TOEFL, DELE and SWEDEX.

Information about language courses, preparation for the Latinum/Graecum, the tandem programme and other offers of the Centre For Language Studies (ZfS).

Information on various certificates and proof of language skills for the application of a semester abroad.

Winter Term 2018/19

Here, you can find the outline of our courses during the winter term 2018/19.

Information on the Mediathek, our team, training for language teachers and much more.

Index A-Z, contact information, FAQs and many more.


Current dates, events, deadlines, and much more!

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Self-Access Centre (Mediathek):
Room: I3.401
Tel: +49.5251.60-5648
Email: zfs(at)upb(dot)de

Managing Director:
Dr. Sigrid Behrent
Room: I3.319
Tel: +49.5251.60-2857


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