Front Office

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


Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

obligatorische Klausuranmeldung
06.06.2017 (Organisation)
Klausuranmeldung: ab sofort ist die Anmeldung zu den Klausuren des ZFA für dieses Semester möglich.

Evaluationsergebnis WiSe 16/17
09.05.2017 (Organisation)
Die Evaluationsergebenisse der Kurse aus dem letzten Wintersemester 2016/17 sind da. Hier finden sich auch einzelne Sprachbeispiele.

Aktuelles aus dem Bereich Organisation

Visiting hours during the semester holidays
18.07.2017:
The departmental office stays closed from 14. until 21.08.2017. Incoming mails to zfa@rub.de will be processed after the 21.08.2017. Thank you for your understanding! Organization


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 perios for the reset exams starts in the next few days.
If you do have forgot to registrate for the end of term exam, please write us an E-Mail.
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 are possible between the 28.07.2017, 00:01 Uhr and the 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 mediation 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.