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Anna Timukova
Room SH 2/214
Tel +49 (0)234 32 25080

Dr. Astrid Reich
Room SH 2/212
Tel +49 (0)234 32 21879


Beatriz Friedel Ablanedo and
Paula Salas Fernández

Room SH 2/252
Tel +49 (0)234 32 25749 or 21588


Hendrik Neukäter
Room SH 2/213
Tel +49 (0)234 32 21589


Nicola Jordan
Room SH 2/213
Tel +49 (0)234 32 28748

CNaVT (Dutch)

The Dutch courses of the ZFA prepare students for exams in the three domains "educatief domein" (university-specific profile), "maatschappelijk domein" (general language profile) and "professioneel domein" (professional language-oriented profile).

For students at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the university-specific profile (level B2 or C1) is likely to be of particular interest, as the certificate is accepted by most universities in the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium) for university admission. However, the other profiles are also regularly taken.

For more information about CNaVT, please contact our lecturer for Dutch, Hendrik Neukäter and visit the language page Dutch.

DELE (Spanish)

In cooperation with the Instituto Cervantes, the ZFA offers twice a year (2023: July and November) the international DELE certificates at levels C1 to C2, which are recognised in the Spanish-speaking world. More information on DELE is available from the lecturers Beatriz Friedel Ablanedo and Paula Salas Fernández and on the Spanish language page.

DELF / DALF (French)

Cannot be offered at the moment.

SIELE (Spanish)

Starting in December 2021, the ZFA will offer exam dates to obtain the SIELE certificate*, promoted by the Instituto Cervantes (IC), the Mexican University (UNAM), the University of Salamanca (USAL) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).

With SIELE, candidates receive a score from A1 to C1 (CEFR) in each of the four competencies (listening comprehension, reading comprehension, written expression and oral expression).

In contrast to other certificate exams, SIELE always provides proof of language competence, provided it is at least in the A1 range.

For more information about SIELE, please contact the Spanish language coordinators: Beatriz Friedel Ablanedo, Paula Salas Fernández und Lidia Santiso Saco and on the Spanish language page.

SWEDEX (Swedish)

The Swedish courses at the ZFA can serve as preparation for the two levels A2 and B1 of the internationally known certificate examination "Swedex - Swedish Examinations". The ZFA is a test centre for Swedex and regularly offers examination dates, which can also be arranged at short notice if there is sufficient demand. The contact person for questions about Swedex is our lecturer for Swedish, Nicola Jordan (see language page Swedish).