FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Try and find a different time slot which fits your time table, be sure to sign up (even on the waiting list if there is one) and make sure you attend the first meeting since there might be candidates who don’t come to the first meeting and / or students who have signed up for the wrong programme.
As a rule, students with compulsory or elective language classes are given preference (see Study Regulations)
Please do send an email to your instructor before the first meeting, so your name will not be deleted from the list.
2 meetings in a 2-hour course (4 hours in total)
4 meetings in a 4-hour course (8 hours in total)
For more information click the link to Certification of Foreign Language Skills
In general, exams can be retaken at the end of the following semester without attending the course again. As a rule, the next higher course can be attended only after receiving the certificate for the previous one and / or completing the respective module successfully (see Study Regulations and Module Descriptions). In any case, please contact your instructor or, if necessary, the language co-ordinator in good time.
Compulsory language programme for all faculties
Exam regulations are laid down in the module descriptions. In the case of a listening comprehension exam or an oral exam being repeated, it is necessary for students to contact the instructor in charge. In such cases, appointments will be arranged on an individual basis.
For more information, please see Certificate Regulations
Business English programme
Exam regulations are laid down in the module descriptions. Students register for the Business-English exams via the Central Examination Office (ZPA). In the case of a listening comprehension exam or an oral exam being repeated, it is necessary for students to contact the instructor in charge. In such cases, appointments will be arranged on an individual basis.
Yes, you have to attend both meetings with the same instructor.
For more information, click on Course Offerings where you can find the complete time table including the two meetings belonging together.
You get 4 credit points.
No, our language programme is only offered to students and employees of TU Chemnitz.
After the end of courses and exams are marked, the test results are posted via OPAL. Then, these results are directly sent to the Central Examinations Office (ZPA) by the Language Centre (ZFS) before the new semester starts.There, the marks are entered in the List of Records.
Exam marks for completed language courses are directly sent to the ZPA where they are entered in the List of Records.
For a successful Certificate Examination (Zertifikatsprüfung), which consists of three written and one oral part, students receive a Certificate (A4 format) for future reference.
Upon request, an overview of all achievements acquired can be provided for participants of the Business English programme. Please contact the respective language co-ordinator in charge of the Business English programme katrin.hoeppner@...
After the completion of an optional language course students may ask for a certificate with a mark (Schein). Please contact anfragen-scheinausgabe@... via email.
Documents are usually provided within four weeks.
When the premises of the Language Centre are re-opened for the public, all documents can be collected from the Records Office (Scheinausgabe; Room wK84, new: C25.U84); opening hours can be checked here: Link to open the contact page
Currently, documents are scanned and provided via email or by mail (for that please send us a stamped envelope with your address).
Questions referring to the Placement test
The result of the test is valid for two semesters, i.e. for the current as well as the following semester.
This is possible in general. That being the case, however, you should still not wait too long in order to be able to complete the entire programme. A prerequisite for successful language learning is regular and continuous practice. So, please try and make good progress in your own interest.
After receiving the certificate for a course, you are automatically admitted to the next course. Another placement test is not required even if you did not pass the exam. In such a case you can retake the exam and continue the course programme afterwards.
Please contact the language co-ordinator in charge of the language you have decided for as there are different approaches in different languages. Please search in our personnel directory.