Languages play an important role in our internationally focused study programmes.
Our Language Centre is the first point of contact for all language-related matters. We organise the language courses for all study programmes.
- support and advise students in their language training,
- provide language certificates,
- run placement tests,
- and help students find tandem partners.
Language skills are particularly necessary in this day and age for professional qualification in an international environment, especially in the major fields of study of hotel, tourism, event and marketing management. Our students may study up to 8 languages at different levels and we provide them with the tools to meet their individual needs.
We currently have courses in English, French, Russian, Chinese, Italian, Arabic and Spanish.
We are happy to advise you in all matters relating to our language programmes.
Tandem Programme Learn languages faster with a tandem
Speaking with a Tandem Partner
That is a great way to complement the knowledge acquired in a language course. In the Tandem Programme, native speakers of different languages help to improve each other’s language skills through cultural exchange and conversation.
Students interested in learning a foreign language can register on the Tandem Exchange web portal and get in touch with fellow students willing to share their knowledge. In return, they teach them their own mother tongue. It is a win-win situation: students help each other to learn a new language and make new friends in the process.
To create a profile on the web portal www.srh-uni-berlin.de/tandem and find a Tandem partner, students use their SRM mail login data. External users can register with a username and password, however they are not granted direct access to the contact information of other users. Based on information such as mother tongue, language of choice and area of residence, it is possible to use the search function to find the ideal Tandem partner.
Knowledge exchange and the strengthening of intercultural and communication skills are the main objectives of the Tandem programme. One of the advantages of this learning method is the possibility to learn outside the classroom. Tandem partners can practice their listening and speaking skills during excursions and visits to restaurants and museums. The casual atmosphere stimulates the learning process, helping students to apply their language skills in real-life situations.