Welcome to the Furtwangen University Language Center

The Language Center (LC) offers all staff and students of Furtwangen University the opportunity to gain and improve foreign language and intercultural awareness skills - key skills required in international degree programmes, research fields and in the modern working world.

  • Over 40 qualified instructors at the LC, mainly native speakers, teach HFU students and staff in well over 100 courses every semester. Courses are held in small groups of max. 23 people. Our goal is to offer up-to-date and innovative foreign language instruction by regularly extending our range of courses and introducing online modules.
  • English for special purposes: Technical and Business English and English for Computing and Health Care are offered from B1.1 to B2.1 CEF levels. Advanced courses are offered in Academic Speaking Skills and Academic Writing Skills up to C1 CEF level. Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a university certificate.
  • German as a foreign language (DaF): Students can participate in a 2-week intensive course prior to semester start, then sign up for courses from level A1 to C1 which take place during the semester. The LC is also a DaF testing center. A separate 2-day exam preparation course is also offered.
  • Other foreign languages: The range of foreign language courses offered at the moment includes Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Russian which all begin at beginner A1 level.
  • Foreign language training courses: The Language Center also organizes internal foreign language training courses and offers English courses for university staff on all three university campuses.

Opening Hours

Language Center Furtwangen
B Building, Room B1.24 and B1.26
Baumannstra├če 29
78120 Furtwangen

Opening Hours of Department Office, B 1.26
Mon. - Thurs.:
12.30pm - 4.30pm

Language Center Schwenningen
D Building, Room D 1.03
Jakob-Kienzle Stra├če 17
78054 Villingen-Schwenningen

Office Hours, Room D 1.03:
9:30am - 12:30pm
10:00am - 12:00noon


Andrew McDouall, M.A.
Director Language Center
07723 920-2549
Furtwangen Campus
Room B 1.24

Jyotika Dalal, M.A.
Language Center
Schwenningen Campus

Monika Kaltenbach
Language Center Secretary
Furtwangen Campus, Room B 1.26