Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät III - Sprachenzentrum
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Courses of the English Section

Course Offers in the English section

The Sprachenzentrum offers a choice of English courses across the competence levels from A1 to C1 (CEF) to empower you to use the English language both proficiently and effectively in a wide variety of contexts relevant to your needs.

There are regular courses throughout the Winter and Summer Semesters and these are complemented by Intensive Courses through the Winter and Summer Semester breaks.

If you have had no exposure to the English language or only at a very basic level then two courses are perhaps relevant: Absolute Beginners or Elementary Intensive. Both of these courses take place once a year prior to the commencement of  the Winter Semester. For both of these courses it is necessary to first contact the English Coordinator () for a preliminary discussion.

For all the following courses it is necessary to take a short 6-minute oral Placement Test to ensure the course you apply for is the correct course for you. It is necessary for all students wishing to do an English class to take this test no matter what your knowledge or previous experience of English has been.  For further details please go to this site. The result of the Placement test is valid for one year. If you successfully pass any one of the English courses you have the right to apply for a place on the next level course.

The Basismodul Levels 1 & 2 is a two-semester course commencing in the Winter Semester. This is a general English course aimed as revisiting and consolidating the basics of English grammar, structures and syntax.

The following courses are aimed at studying English within the context of the University and concentrate on specific skills; they are all one semester in length.

English for University Studies: 3. Comprehensive Language Skills (pb362)

English for University Studies: 4. Language Functions (pb363)

English for University Studies: 4. Writing and Speaking (pb364)

English for University Studies: 4. Reading and Speaking (pb366)

English for University Studies: 5. Comprehensive Language Skills (pb339)

English for University Studies: 5. Writing and Reading (pb337)

For further details of all these courses please check here

In addition, there is a practical module entitled Success at Work: 5.
Application Skills
Communication Skills
Grammar and Vocabulary Skills

For further details of this module please check here

Supplementing these courses are two Wirtschaftsenglisch courses only for the students from faculty 2:

Wirtschaftsenglisch 1: 4 (wir933)
Wirtschaftsenglisch 2: 4 (wir943)

For further details of  these courses please check here

These two courses are only open to students of the study programmes of the “Department Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften”.

If you require a specific CEFR level for further studies then it will be necessary to take a formal examination such as: TOEFLibt/TOEFLitp/IELTS/Cambridge/TOIEC. The Language Centre also offers exams at three levels: B1/B2/C1 but these certificates are usually only accepted within Oldenburg and Bremen university. We also regularly offer the TOEFL itp Exam.

For further details of all examinations please check here

In support of the academic and business courses, all students have the chance to complement their studies by signing in to FutureLearn, a digital learning platform, which offers a wide range of free and high quality online-based courses created by leading universities and other cultural institutions:

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