Front Office

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

Aktuelles aus dem ZFA

Weiterhin kein barrierefreier Zugang zu SH 2. Etage
14.11.2023 (Organisation)
Der Aufzug im Gebäude SH bleibt bis auf Weiteres außer Betrieb. Derzeit ist nicht absehbar, wie lange die komplette Neusanierung der Aufzugsanlage dauern wird. Ein barrierefreier Zugang zu unseren Büros und anderen Räumlichkeiten in der 2. Etage ist deshalb aktuell nicht möglich. Wir bitten Sie, unser Online-Beratungsangebot zu nutzen oder uns vorher zu kontaktieren, damit wir einen anderen Treffpunkt (i.d.R. im BZI) mit Ihnen vereinbaren können.

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, 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.

Winter Semester 2023/24

Course duration
Winter holidays (lecture-free period) from 21.12.2023 to 06.01.2024

You can find our list of courses for the winter semester 2023/24 here: Online-VVZ der RUB

Online consultation Link to chat here

Placement test

Dates and further information can be found here.

Registration deadline
18.09.2023, 12pm to 16.10.2023, 12am

Examination dates
You will find an overview of the exam dates as well as important information on the exam modalities and formats in the section Course Completion Exams.ungen.