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Course information for Winter Semester 2021/22

All language courses start in the week beginning Monday 25th October 2021.

Winter Term 2021/22 (Lectures: 18.10.2021 - 11.02.2022)
Introduction week for first year students (11.-15.10.2021)

Information Event for the Language Centre

The events for the introductory week will most probably take place on the campus. Current information on these can be found:

- on the homepage of the Language Centre (German only)
- on this website of The Central Student Advisory Service

Consulting times for advice - all Language Departments
(in-person if possible; if not, over the telephone or as online meeting)

Mon., 18.10.2021, 12:00 - 14:00
Tues., 19.10.2021, 13:00 - 15:00

The phone numbers of the Lektors can be found on the websites of the various Language Departments (Lektorate).
E-mail contact with a Lektor is also possible in that time, and a web conference meeting for consultation may also be possible.

Compulsory placement tests for language courses

Further information on the placement tests can be found here.

Please ask yourself these questions before enrolling in language courses.


Registering for courses

There are two different procedures, depending on  whether you want to join a course administered by the Language Centre or administered by the viadrina sprachen gmbh.

1. For courses administered by the Language Centre:

You can register online on viaCampus between 15.09.2021 and 20.10.2021 at 24.00 midnight.

If you have not been given a place in the course you wanted, you can register on other courses that do have free places, on viaCampus.

2. For language courses administered by the "viadrina sprachen gmbh" (e.g. Beginners/Grundstufe 1 and 2 for several languages and, for English, Intermediate/Mittelstufe):

The registration will be online (system for registering and paying).

Registration for "viadrina sprachen gmbh" courses begins 15.09.2021 and ends on 20.10.2021 at 24.00 midnight.

Reimbursement of course fees - system since Winter Semester 2019/20

- For Beginners/Grundstufe 1 and 2 for all languages which in the past you would have to pay for, and also for Intermediate/Mittelstufe English, the following system has been introduced:

- Students pay the course fee at the beginning of semester as before (190 Euro) to the viadrina sprachen gmbh.

- If you attend for at least  75% of the time, your fee will be reimbursed. This applies regardless of whether you pass the course or not...

- This practice will continue, budget permitting, to 2022 and will then be evaluated.

Allocation of course places (Kurszuteilung)

-  will be visible from Friday 22.10.2021, 10:00 am.

To see which course you have been given a place in, log in on viaCampus – but only after the Allocation of Course Places (Kurszuteilung).

For courses of the viadrina sprachen gmbh, the principle of  "first come, first serve" applies, which means that your place is assured as soon as you have registered.

How do I know if I have a place in a course or not?

Allocation of spare places

After registration has closed, you may still be able to get a place by joining late: from Friday 22.10. to Sunday 31.10.2021  - on  viaCampus for Language Centre Courses, or to Friday 05.11.2021 on the online booking system of the viadrina sprachen gmbh for their courses. If the course is full, be patient and check regularly, because other students may cancel their place in the course you want.

Cancelling places in courses

You may cancel your place on a course up to 31.10.2021, midnight. Course fees for the viadrina sprachen gmbh will be reimbursed in full if the course place has been cancelled by 23.10.2021.

If you do not cancel your place, the course will be listed on your Transcript as "Not Passed".