Language Centre

The International Office offers a German intensive course (two weeks during the orientation period) as well as a German course during the semester. These courses are usually for beginners.

In case you already know German, you can participate in courses offered by “Pädagogische Hochschule” with which we have a cooperation. There, you can choose between several levels in German.

In case you are interested in learning or improving another language, the Language Centre at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe organizes extracurricular language classes. These classes are free of charge for our current students and for all of our visiting students.


Structure of the language classes

  • The classes are divided into three course rounds per year (starting in January, March/April and October).
  • In general, every course comprises 20 contact hours. Additionally, the Language Centre offers compact courses and/or workshops. You will receive further information during the first session of each language course.
  • The classes aim to lead participants to take examinations for acknowledged language certificates.
  • On request, a certificate of attendance is issued, requiring continuous course participation.

Please come to the first lesson in order to sign up for the course. There is no pre-sign up necessary. You can receive additional information about our course offers by contacting us at, you can come to our office on Wednesdays from 10 am – 11 am (room D 426) or you can make an appointment.

Please be aware that the language of instruction is German! In case you don’t have any previous knowledge of German, it will be extremely difficult to follow the courses!

If you are interested in obtaining a language certificate, you can simply ask the Language Centre team at the address listed above.

Students at DHBW Karlsruhe have the opportunity to work on an online training program for English, French and Spanish (General and Business for all three) in the Moodle room “Online Sprachlernprogramme.”

The link to the room is given below:

All students at DHBW Karlsruhe are automatically registered in the room.