Welcome to the Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, we are mostly working from home and are available via email. The Secretariat office, including the phone service (044 634 52 81), is open for limited periods only:

Secretariat opening hours from 8 June to 17 July 2020
Monday and Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00

If you visit the Language Center during these times, please follow the rules of conduct and hygiene as outlined by the BAG.

Course certificates for Spring Semester 20 will be sent out electronically. Course certificates for previous semesters are held at the Secretariat for three years.

Language Center annual holidays
The Language Center is closed for holidays from 18 July to 2 August 2020.

Language Center library
Due to building renovations in KOL P, the Language Center reference library will remain closed until 10 August.

Our course program
Changes to course formats at short notice due to Covid-19 regulations cannot be excluded. Please take note of information given in our course descriptions.

FAQs - Classes

Are the German Intensive Courses going to take place in the classroom?

The Language Center has adapted its course planning to the guidelines issued by UZH and ETH Zurich. The German as a foreign language Intensive Courses will be offered in classrooms in an adapted format. More information about the way in which these courses will be offered, about course times, and about course venues is available in each course description. 

Will Fall Semester 20 courses take place in the classroom?

The Language Center has adapted its course planning to the guidelines issued by UZH and ETH Zurich. We are currently checking out various scenarios, including hybrid forms, that might include classroom and online elements. More information about the way in which our courses will be offered, about course times, and about course venues is available in each course description.

In the event of a further tightening of Covid-19 measures, or if your teacher becomes ill or needs to be quarantined, lessons may have to be switched to online distance teaching.

I belong to an at-risk group. Can I still attend a language course?

We recommend that you attend a course that is offered online. You will find information about the mode of teaching, course times, and location of your chosen in the course description. If you are unable to find a suitable online course, you would have to follow your chosen in-class course on your own, using the materials provided on the learning platform.

I have tested positive for Covid-19. Can I continue to attend my language course?

Please inform your lecturer. They will let you know how you can continue taking the course in self-study mode using the materials provided on the learning platform.

I have to be quarantined. Can I continue to attend my language course?

Please inform your lecturer. They will let you know how you can continue taking the course in self-study mode using the materials provided on the learning platform.

What do I need to do to receive ECTS points?

You will receive ECTS points if you successfully complete the course assignments listed in the course description.

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

Yes, in fall semester 20 you can request a Certificate of attendance from your lecturer.

Which services are the Self-Access Centers offering?


SAC Zentrum: 

  • Opening hours
    From 9 June up to and including 10 July, the Self-Access Center will be open for loans and returns from Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 14:00.

  • From 13 July up to and including 9 August, the SAC will remain closed.

  • Returns
    If you are unable to return media yourself, or have someone return them for you, during opening hours, please contact us as soon as possible at slz@sprachen.uzh.ch

  • Loans
    You can borrow loans on site during opening hours. The Self-Access Center does not offer a postal or copy service.

    Work spaces
    There are no work spaces available. 

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

    Events
    We will continue to offer Self-Access Center events online (register here).

 

SAC Hönggerberg: 

  • The Self-Access Centre Hönggerneg re-opens on 8 June. Opening hours are 8.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday. Visitors are only able to access the library via the main entrances in the HIL building, and are required to sign in and out.
  • Media can be loaned and returned again. There are no study spaces available in the Self-Access Centre.
  • We offer learning consultations online, by arrangement (contact anna.dalnegro@sprachen.uzh.ch).
  • Our learning events are offered online. Anyone who is still interested can join by enrolling via the “Courses” page on our website.

Our team is available via email:

 

Courses in German as a foreign language

deutsch@sprachen.uzh.ch
Courses in English: englisch@sprachen.uzh.ch

 

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

romanische.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch

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

diverse.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch

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

tandem@sprachen.uzh.ch