Welcome to the Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

Our courses are being taught online instead of face-to-face since 16 March 2020.

The Self-Access Center and the Language Center office are closed.

FAQs - Classes

How do online classes work?


You will receive information about online classes from your lecturer.

Will I still get ECTS points?


Yes, if you complete the assessment tasks set by your course coordinator. The assessmentsyou’re your course might differ from those originally published, as they might have to be adapted to the current situation. Your lecturer will inform you about assessments.

Can I get a Certificate of attendance (to show that I attended the course but didn’t pass)?


No. Due to the fact that classes are being taught online, we are unable to issue Certificates of attendance this semester (FS20).

Can I take the course in HS20 instead of taking it online in FS20?


No, this is not possible. 

Which services are the Self-Access Centers offering?

SAC Zentrum: 

  • You will not be able to gain access to the Self-Access Center Zentrum until further notice.
  • The Self-Access Center is currently not offering a postal service or a copy service.
  • If you are leaving Switzerland (and please, only people who are leaving) and still have media at home: You can send these back by post to the following address: Self-Access Center of the Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich 
    c/o Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut 
    Rämistrasse 74 
    8001 Zurich 

  • The games events will not take place for the time being.

    The language get-togethers run by the Self-Access Center Zentrum will be offered online from Monday, 23 March. Registered participants will be informed by email. There are still some places available in some language get-togethers, and you can register for these online.

  • For now, we will not be offering any learning consultations.


SAC Hönggerberg: 

  • You will not be able to gain access to the Self-Access Center Hönggerberg until further notice.
  • The Self-Access Center is currently not offering a postal service or a copy service.
  • Our learning events (language meet-ups, film clubs, and learning and writing workshops) will be offered online as of 23 March. Participants who have already enrolled in these events will receive an email with more details. Anyone else who is still interested can join by enrolling via the “Courses​​​​​​​” page on our website.
  • We will offer learning consultations online, by arrangement (contact anna.dalnegro@sprachen.uzh.ch).

Our team is available via email:


Courses in German as a foreign language

Courses in English: englisch@sprachen.uzh.ch


Courses in romance languages (Brazilian, French, Italian, Spanish):


Courses in other languages (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Modern Greek, Russian, Swedish):


Courses in Latin und Ancient Greek alte.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch