How can I contact an external lecturer?

External lecturers do not offer extra consultation hours. You can contact our external lectures using their HS-Account-E-Mail here.
For all organisational matters/issues please contact the Language Centre directly.

How many credits can be obtained with a language course?

The Language Center is not in charge for the provision of Credits. Please contact directly your Department.


Who can participate?

Language classes and DAAD Tests are open for all registered students of the University Offenburg and (when capacity is available) for the staff of the University. Staff members can contact us before the class starts.

Is the online registration via Moodle at the same time as the exam registration?

No, the registration via Moodle is registration only for participation. Please register for all language exams via “Online Dienste”.


What does “GER” stand for?

GER (Der Gemeinsame Europäische Referenzrahmen), or "CEFR" in English (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. Read more about Common reference levels here.

How and where can I receive a certificate of attendance?

How and where can I receive a certificate of attendance?

If you need a written confirmation that you have successfully attended the course please contact the Language Centre. Please bear in mind that this certificate confirms your attendance and your exam result, but it does not certify your individual language proficiency! Participation at the final examination is required to obtain a certificate. Some courses have no written exam at the end. In this case we take into consideration your oral presentation.

According to the new fee regulation (valid from July 2016), a fee of 10.00 Euro / certificate will be charged for the issuance of certificates. The fee is to be paid at the university's payment office (A106), at the B+W secretariat (G1.03) or by bank transfer.

Application for a certificate of attendance is only possible with this form.

Please fill in the application form and send it to the paying office (zahlstelle@hs-offenburg.de). In case of a bank transfer, please ask the Language Center for the bank details and the payment reference number. The application will be signed by the Paying Office and forwarded to the Language Center.

You will receive your certificate by mail after the application has been processed. If necessary, you can pick up the original at the Language Center office (B266).


CONTACT: Andrea Klumpp and Sarah Heyer (sprachenzentrum@hs-offenburg.de)