Registration for English courses

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I've never attended an English course at the SPZ. What should I do?

In order to  be able to apply for a course, it is necessary to take our online placement test. Even after many years of learning English at school, it is not easy to determine your exact level of knowledge by yourself. Course participants should be at approximately the same level. This reduces frustration and increases the motivation of everyone in the class.

Please note:
1. If you do not take the test, registration is not possible.
2. You may only register for courses that are at your language level. Registration for courses above or below this level will not be accepted.


I have already attended a course. Do I need to repeat the placement test?

If you passed the course, you may attend more courses at your current level. You do not have to repeat the placement test. If you took your last course before WS 2017-18, you will have to take the placement test again.

I have just completed a course. Do I automatically move up to the next level?

No. A typical course meets for approximately 28 academic hours per week. For each level of the CEFR (A1-C2), most people need between 350 and 600 academic hours. If you want to attend courses at a higher level, you will have to do the placement test again to determine if your language skills really are at the level you require.

If you have completed a level of the UNIcert® program, you move to the next level (i.e, after completion of UNIcert® I program, you move to UNIcert® level II and can take B2 courses.


When and where does course registration take place?

Registration takes place online for all courses. Further information is here.

Registration for intensive courses begins on Monday 8th March and runs from 9am to 5pm. Course places will be allocated the next day and emails will be sent out .

Registration for semester courses will begin on Monday 6th April 2021 at 9am and will run until Tuesday 7th April at 3pm. Course places will be allocated the next day and emails will be sent out.


I must pay for my course. How do I do that?


You will be sent payment options by email if you get a course place. Cash payment is not possible - only bank transfer.


Can I participate in more than one English course?

Yes, but only do this if you know you have enough time. For the second course KIT students must pay €90.

How do I cancel my registration from a course?

Unfortunately, there are students who get a place in a course but do not attend. They block course places and other people cannot attend. If you can no longer participate in an English course for which you have a place, please contact the English department (not the SPZ secretary).

I cannot come to the first class. Will I lose my place? What should I do?

You will lose your place unless you tell us that you can’t attend. If you know you will miss your first class, send an email to the English department (not the SPZ secretary) with your name, matriculation number and course. We will record your details and you will keep the place.

If you miss your first class without telling us in advance that you cannot attend, your course registration will be cancelled.


I am on a waiting list. What should I do?

Please wait for an email from us. You should not attend the first class until you have confirmation that you are in the course. Generally, there are some changes between the start of registration and the start of classes. If you no longer need your spot on the waiting list, please tell us.

How many ECTS points can I get?

Normally, upon successful completion of a course, you get 2 ECTS points. 3 points are available for some courses.


When do courses start?

Intensive courses always take place during the semester break. More information is here.

Semester courses being on the 19th April 2021.