Foreign Languages for Economists - FAQ

Courses in the Economics Language Centre will take place at the times listed in LSF.  Zoom, the platform which will be used to conduct the lessons, provides many opportunities to have an interactive language course such as showing documents or videos, working with a whiteboard, and allowing group work during the lesson. Due to data security issues, the lessons will not be recorde. More here 

The Foreign Language for Economists courses are designed in the first instance for students of the Faculty of Economics. However, students belonging to other faculties may also enrol one week before courses begin for the “Courses for all students“ if vacant places are still available.

A general answer to this question is difficult to give due to differing student abilities. Before signing up, please review your semester schedule thoroughly so that there aren’t any overlapping courses. The number of language courses to be taken is dependent on your future career plans.

All questions should be sent via e-mail. All questions about the department languages for economists will be answered in this form.  We would kindly request that you use this contact address and not contact our trainers directly. Questions that can only be answered by a trainer will be forwarded to them.

  • Courses for all students: in the same language, no. You are allowed to register for two or three courses of different languages.
  • Credit-point courses: You are allowed to register for 2 credit-points courses in English so as for one credit-point course in French and/or Spanish.

Placement test English

Placement test French

Placement test Spanish

You must log on with your HRZ-Account and then register before you can start the test.

Please fill in the bank remittance as follows:

•  Empfänger (recipient): J. W. Goethe Universität

•  IBAN: DE 95 500 500 00 000 100 6410 - BIC/SWIFT HELA DE FF

•  Verwendungszweck (particulars of course - code number, etc):
Please do not forget to write the invoice number on your bank remittance so that our booking and payment system can easily recognise your payment. The invoice number can be found in your confirmation e-mail.

Please bring a receipt of your money transfers, a copy of your registration confirmation as well as your Goethe-University student ID-card. Without this documentation you will not get the script and your participation in the class may not be permitted.

When you register online for an elective course, you will be automatically eligible to sit the Qualifying Test on condition that you have not successfully completed a Credit-Point Course in the chosen language before. After the registration deadline, you will receive official information concerning this test. If it is not the case, please write an E-Mail.

You can download it and also print it out via the website of the University's Data-Processing Center (Hochschulrechenzentrum) by using your HRZ-password and your iTAN-list.

Due to Data Protection Laws, the Foreign Languages Department is not able to publicly display any grade lists anymore.
Courses for all Students: You can check your grades when you pick up your certificate at SSIX Info center.
Credit-Point Courses and Master’s Course: You can check your grades password protected in QIS.

Language certificates of the last four semesters can be picked up at SSIX-Info Center.

Certificates from the current semester can be collected in 1 month's time.

If you study Business Administration or Economics as a registered minor you can register at the same time with the other students from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics.