The page contains all the latest updates concerning any changes that have been made to procedures at the Languages Centre Bremen due to the Corona virus crisis.

The staff members of the language centre are in 'emergency operation mode' at the university. We ask that you do not come by our offices in person - especially so as to prevent the further spread of the virus.


The Languages Centre Bremen will initially be offering all of its summer semester courses in a completely internet-based course format, but still closely supervised by the designated teachers. The courses are scheduled to begin in the week commencing April 20, 2020 (i.e. what is now the regular beginning of courses at the university).

You are welcome to register for these online courses any time now. The listed amount of ECTS points is still valid.

Whether or not there will be classroom-based face-to-face instruction later in the semester depends on public health developments that we cannot currently foresee. As soon as we have approval to conduct classroom-based instruction, all courses will revert to their originally planned classroom-based format.


It is currently not possible to pick up your certificates or course records in person.

If you need your certificate or course record, please write us an email at, and be sure to include the following information:   

  • Last name, first name
  • Semester during which you took the language course
  • Name of the course (or at least which language, and which level) / if possible also list the course number
  • Your postal mailing address (very important!)

Please note that due to limited staff capacity at the university right now there may be a delay in sending your certificate to you.


If you have questions about our English courses or general questions pertaining to English, please write an email to

Need advice for other languages? Please get in touch with the person listed on our webpage for the language in question by email only.

On Mondays from 11:00 - 12:00 there will be a call-in advisory hour. You will find more information here. 


Online placement testing for English

You must take a placement test before you select and register for an English course.

The following tests can be done online from home. Click here for further information.


Placement testing for other languages

We recommend the DIALANG Test as a placement test for other languages that you can complete from home.

It is available for the following languages: Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Irish, Iclandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portugese, Swedish and Spanish.

Centres for independent language learning/Tandem programme

All our centres for independent language learning at all our universities are closed until further notice.

We are unfortunately not able to offer our tandem programme and find you a tandem partner at the moment.


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