Front Office

Here you will find our contact details, office hours and further information.


Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

Beantwortung von E-Mails aufgrund aktueller Warnhinweise
30.08.2017 (Organisation)
Aufgrund des hohen Spam-Aufkommens werden uneindeutige Mails nicht beantwortet. RUB-Studierende verwenden bitte ausschließlich ihren RUB-Mail bei Anfragen an das ZFA. Anfragen von privaten Mailadressen werden im Zweifelsfall nicht beantwortet.


Here you will find our contact details, office hours and further information.

Summer semester 2017


Compact- and Tandemcours catalogue

registration for the exams:
The registration period for all languages is closed. The registration periods for the reset exams starts in the next few days.
The exam dates you will find here.

Winter semester 2017/2018


Here you will find the current course catalogue for the Winter semester 2017/2018 (subject to change without notice).

Registartion via CampusOffice is possible until 11.10.2017, 23:59 Uhr. The allocation in CampusOffice will take place on 12.10.2017.

Here you will find instructions for the registration:
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - Deutsch
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - English version
Vom Wunsch bis zur Teilnahme - versión español

Please read carefully the information about the prerequisite for participation. All information about the placement test you will find on this page.

The dates for the Drop-in-advice will be announced asap on the following page: Deadlines and important dates.

Find here further information about a Tandem partnership and how to register for it. The placement starts on 15.09.2017.

The University Language Centre (ZFA)

The University Language Centre (ZFA) is the central access point for all students and members of the RUB who wish to learn a new language or improve their existing skills. We also offer professional guidance regarding the use of foreign languages in an academic or professional context.
Currently, RUB students and staff members can join skills-based group courses in 15 different languages. Alternatively, we offer tailor-made individual training sessions.

We offer:

  • An integrated course structure which complies with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFL).
  • Specific Purpose language courses created in close cooperation with the faculties to meet their needs and the needs of their students.
  • Practical, skills-based courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek (new in the 2015/16 winter semester), Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Spanish and Turkish.
  • An extensive guidance and coaching programme, specifically geared towards individual and self-directed learning.
  • Special tailor-made courses for RUB staff members, in cooperation with the university’s Professional Development Office, the Stabsstelle IFB.
  • Regular exchange programmes in cooperation with overseas partners, especially in the field of tandem learning.
  • A testing centre for standardised internationally recognised language examinations such as IELTS, DELE, CNaVT, DELF/DALF, SWEDEX and Tisus. We are also accredited for university specific certification systems such as UNIcert®.
  • Professional guidance for faculties, facilities and project groups across the RUB on issues related to specific training for special target groups.