HWR Berlin Language Centre

Since September 2017 the HWR Berlin Language Centre has been home to all of the university’s language courses. The goal is to steadily expand the number of courses and to ensure high quality.

We are pleased to present the new Moodle-based language swap programme for members of HWR Berlin. The idea is to bring two people together who want to help the other learn their language better. Those interested should register themselves in the Moodle course and enter their language proficiency for the respective target language in the forum. In addition to arranging swaps, students in Moodle will find a selection of online journals and self-learning tools.

In cooperation with the HWR Berlin’s International Office, the ZEMS of TU Berlin and Beuth Hochschule , the Language Centre organises an intensive "German as a Foreign Language" course at HWR Berlin every semester for visiting students

The Language Centre offers an English test for HWR Berlin students who are applying for an exchange semester. This test is mandatory for all students planning to study at a partner university with courses taught in English. Students who can prove their current language proficiency with another valid certificate (not older than two years, list of accepted tests) as well as students who are currently enrolled in an English-taught degree programme do not have to participate in this test. Students will be invited to the test by the international office shortly after handing in their application for an exchange.

As a member of the Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN) on June 14, 2018, HWR Berlin hosted an international seminar on "Foreign Language Education and Language Centre Management". The seminar was attended by leaders and researchers from language centres as well as language education researchers.