Language courses

The Language Centre offers courses for spoken and written language skills at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1 to C2).

The courses and the teaching methods are adjusted to the needs of the students and comply with the language policy of the University.

Semester courses

  • Language courses in German, French, English and Italian for students and other persons affiliated with the University of Fribourg, for which registration is based on a placement test;
  • Legal German and French courses for the acquisition of language skills for study and professional purposes (annual course for students in the Faculty of Law);
  • German and French courses for students in the programme «bilingue plus».

Pre-semester intensive courses for French, German and English

The Language Centre offers intensive French, German and English courses.


The Self-Access Centre for Language Learning provides students of the University of Fribourg with independent or class-related methods and materials for self-directed language learning.

Tests & Certificates

The Language Centre is also an examination centre for the Goethe-Zertifikat, the Test de connaissance du français (TCF) and the Cambridge Exams.