About us

Secretariat and library

Rämistrasse 71
8006 Zürich
Self-Access Center Zentrum
Rämistrasse 74
RAI J 15
8001 Zürich
044 634 19 24
Self Access Centre Hönggerberg
ETH Zürich
Campus Hönggerberg
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
HIL E2 (Baubibliothek)
8093 Zürich
044 633 20 50

Office opening hours:

As a result of home office duties, the Language Center desk will remain closed until further notice.
You can reach us by e-mail, via Microsoft Teams and under the direct telephone numbers.

German as a foreign language deutsch@sprachen.uzh.ch 044 63 45283
English englisch@sprachen.uzh.ch 044 63 45289
Romance languages* romanische.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch 044 63 45285
Other languages** diverse.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch 044 63 45282
Latinum and Graecum alte.sprachen@sprachen.uzh.ch 044 63 45284
Tandem tandem@sprachen.uzh.ch  
Self-Access Center slz@sprachen.uzh.ch  

* Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish
** Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Modern Greek, Russian, Swedish


The Language Center – A joint institution of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

The Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich has been offering a wide range of language courses since 2002.  

The University of Zurich and ETH Zurich recognize the growing importance of language skills to academic study, research, and academic and other professional fields. 
The Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich is a provider of language services to the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The Center offers academic-level foreign language courses and functions as the point of contact for the two institutes with regard to issues relating to the acquisition of foreign, academic, and specialist language.

 “The Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich is a service provider shared by the two Universities. It exists to foster the use of foreign languages at an academic level and acts as an inter-university reference point for matters concerning the acquisition of foreign languages and languages for specific and academic purposes.“ 

(The Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich Statutes , §1 Definition) 

Within the University of Zurich, the Language Center is attached to  the Office of the Vice President for Arts and Social Sciences.

Our target groups 

Our target groups are undergraduate students working towards Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees; exchange students; Swiss federal government scholarship holders, PhD students, researchers, and academic and administrative staff of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich.