Language Center

Exchange students can benefit from the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. Beside courses in thirteen different languages and an advisory service, the following options are of special importance for exchange students:

German Courses

As German language skills are important not only for your studies at the University of Zurich, but also for everyday life in Switzerland, we strongly advise all exchange students to take a German course – even if you plan to study in English. The Language Center offers intensive courses in German as a foreign language at different levels during the last two weeks before the lecture term begins. In addition, you can take a regular semester course during the lecture period.

Intensive Courses and Semester Courses German as a Foreign Language

Self-Access Center

At the Self-Access Center you will find plenty of material for independent language learning. Among other things, there is a variety of learning aid media for German as a foreign language. We recommend to take a look at the resource pool of the Self-Access Center before you come to Switzerland.

Self-Access Center

Resource Pool

Tandem Learning

The Language Center also arranges tandem learning partnerships, where two people with different native languages work together to improve their foreign language skills. 

Tandem Learning