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EBS Language Center

Languages open horizons

Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” We have taken this critical learning into account since the foundation of EBS Universität – it is not surprising that internationality is a crucial component of our studies. With our language training, we prepare you comprehensively for your study abroad. Besides that, we support you in learning, further developing and improving your knowledge of foreign languages while you study. By obtaining an additional language qualification, other language areas can be accessed – thus simultaneously increasing the number of partner universities selected.

Language courses

At EBS Universität, you can improve a foreign language or learn a new one from our full range of language courses. By gaining an additional language qualification, you can open up other language areas for your study abroad to increasing the number of partner universities of your choice.

  • Chinese, English, French and Spanish
  • Upon request: Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Italian and Russian

These courses are offered at various levels as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Regular tuition enables students to improve their language skills quickly and effectively. The courses run supplementary to the standard curriculum. In all classes, students benefit from our certified language teachers’ expertise and learning in small groups.

German instruction forms an integral part of our international students’ curriculum in the Bachelor, Master and MBA programmes.

In addition to grammar and vocabulary, particular focus is placed on listening and speaking skills. An introduction to German culture further enhances the learning experience.

In all courses, students benefit from our certified language teachers’ expertise and learning in small groups.

Preparatory and Intensive Courses

Language and general aptitude tests should not be underestimated; they require a certain amount of preparation to achieve the desired result. We help you to maximise your test score and achieve success.

  • German intensive courses

    We offer intensive courses at various levels to students interested in improving or enhancing their German language skills. The intensive courses in January and August, comprising half a language competence group, are offered before each semester, particularly beneficial to our exchange students. The summer school courses in May are more comprehensive and provide an entire progression level.

  • English courses

    A right level of English is a prerequisite to studying at EBS Universität. Our students often value the opportunity to improve their English proficiency and learn academic skills to enable the best possible start to their studies. There are two different courses available.

  • GMAT preparation course

    The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a globally standardised test to assess postgraduate business programmes’ aptitude. We offer intensive preparation courses for EBS students and external participants.
    Forthcoming events are listed below.
    Course fee: 200 Euro

  • TOEFL iBT preparation course

    TOEFL is a standardised test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enrol in English-speaking universities and is one of the world’s most trusted and widely accepted English-language assessments. The TOEFL iBT test, delivered via the internet, evaluates how well you combine your reading, listening, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. Our TOEFL iBT preparation courses are designed to help EBS students and external participants prepare effectively to improve their skills, gain confidence, and maximise their test score.
    Course fee: 290 Euro


English Tests

The TOEFL ITP®-Test provides a convenient and reliable assessment of university-level English-language skills mapped to the Common European Framework of Reference. The TOEFL ITP®-Test belongs to the TOEFL Family of Assessments. This test format is used by colleges and universities for admission to specific programmes; at EBS Universität for the German Track of our Master of Science programmes. Universities, English-language programmes and other organisations have the opportunity to administer a convenient, affordable and reliable assessment of English-language skills. The TOEFL ITP® Digital-Test is currently available as an online version and can be taken by the candidate on their personal computer.

  • Course fee: 89 Euro
  • The tests take place every two weeks with a minimum of 6 people


Next events
5 - 18 August 2021

This course is designed to offer EBS students the best start to their studies by enabling them to communicate effectively in an academic environment. The course comprises 80 academic hours and provides intensive English language training with a special focus on academic and business English.

1 September - 15 July 2022

This semester-long course is designed to offer EBS students the best start to their studies by enabling them to communicate effectively in an academic environment.

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