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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Language Centre

Booking of Winter Semester 2019/20 Courses

Semester-length courses (14th October 2019 to 15th February 2020) are two, three or four contact hours (SWS1). The courses below are primarily for Humboldt students.


Course Booking

The list of courses for the winter semester 19/20 will be published by mid-September 2019.
Online booking will begin on 16th October.
However, online booking for German courses begins on 17th October.

16th October 2019

  • 9 am: Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian
  • 10 am: English
  • 11 am: Italian, Turkish
  • 12 o'clock: Spanish
  • 13 pm: French, Latin
  • 15 pm: Arabic, Chinese, German Sign Language

17th October 2019

  • 10 am: German as a Foreign Language

Classes start running from 21st October.


Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)
Deutsche Gebärdensprache (DGS)





Registration Tips

  • For HU students

    Self-booking online!
    1. Do the online placement test to ascertain your language level.

    2. Book online. We advise you to enter your email address in the booking form so that you can receive a booking confirmation.

  • For HU staff, HU Alumni2 and externals3

    No online booking!
    1. Do the online placement test for ascertaining your language level.

    2. Go to the first class and ask the teacher whether a place is available. If so, see the secretary for booking.

  • Placement test

    Before booking, please do the test following this link:

    Placement test

  • Language levels

    The courses and the placement test are based upon the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our specifications may differ from those of other countries.

  • For further details see Participation, Registration and Booking Regulations.


  • Courses

    HU students:
    20 EUR for a 2-hour course or 40 EUR for a 4-hour course

    HU staff, HU Alumni and externals:
    30 EUR for a 2-hour course or 60 EUR for a 4-hour course

  • Special courses

    HU students:
    Some courses will carry a special price, see course details on booking site.

    HU staff, HU Alumni and externals:
    Prices differ from those shown in the booking system.

  • Certificates of performance

    free of charge

  • Copies of Certificates of performance

    5 EUR each

  • For further details on fees see Regulations.

Payment information

  • Payment deadlines

    Within five days after booking, the full course fee must be paid. If the payment is not credited to our account within this period, your booking will be automatically cancelled and you will have to book again, if a place is still available.

    Note that it is likely to take time for the transfer process, so please make the payment as soon as possible.

  • For HU students

    If you enter your email address in the booking form, you will receive a confirmation email including our banking details.

  • For HU staff, HU Alumni2 and externals3

    Enrolment and payment will be handled at the secretary's office. Only cash is accepted.


1 SWS (ger. Semesterwochenstunde): contact hours per week

2 Alumni: former HU students and staff

External students from other universities and colleges