Headergrafik - Languages Centre

The EBS Language Centre

“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.” Nelson Mandela

The Language Centre is one of the central facilities of the EBS, providing language instruction to Business School and Law School students.

You would like to enhance your language skills or learn a new language?

We offer you:

  • Study-related language courses: Chinese, German, English, French, Russian and Spanish are offered as an integral part of the Bachelor study programme, at various levels in accordance with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

  • Courses during the semester: There are supplementary courses offered in various languages, on request, including Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian. Additionally, culture-related courses broaden the student’s knowledge of language, country and people, offering valuable support prior to spending time abroad.

  • Test possibility: TFI™: Test de français, an internationally recognised language test to assess non-native speakers’ academic and business knowledge of French.

    Contact / Information: Mercedes Sponholz

  • German courses:

    We offer courses at all levels in accordance with CEFR to exchange students and international students in the Bachelor Programme.

    For students in the Master and MBA Programme, and in particular for the “German Track”, we offer more comprehensive, intensive German courses at all levels.

    Intensive courses: we organise a 7-day intensive course prior to the
    start of the Autumn and Spring semesters. After a short placement test, the participants are grouped according to language level. The levels are in accordance with CEFR.

  • Test possibility: WiDaf: Business German as a foreign language. A business-oriented German test, internationally recognised in the working world.

    Contact / Information: Dr. Faranak Mensch

  • English Courses:

    Preparatory Courses:

    We offer applicants for the Bachelor programme who have not achieved the entry level requirements in English a special preparatory course before the semester begins.

    Business School: the course lasts three weeks. A final test assesses whether the student has achieved the required level or is obliged to attend a support course during the semester. Date: 24.07. – 11.08.2017
    Please see the left column for more detailed information.

    Law School: we offer a two-week English course which ends with a final test at EBS entry level. Participants who fail to pass this test are obliged to attend an additional English support course during the trimester. Date: 14.08. – 25.08.2017
    Please see the left column for more detailed information.

    Contact / Information: Gillian Windsor

  • English Test TOEFL iBT:

    The EBS is a certified TOEFL test facility and offers computer-based TOEFL iBT tests all year round.

    We have two test centres:
    / Oestrich-Winkel (test centre “EBS Business School”)
    / Wiesbaden (test centre “EBS Universität”)

    For information on test dates and how to register, please refer to the TOEFL website: https://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/register

  • TOEFL iBT Preparatory Courses at EBS:

    Workshops and courses in small groups are available to both EBS students and external candidates to provide extensive preparation for the TOEFL iBT test.
    Please see the left column for more detailed information.

  • GMAT Preparation Workshops:

    The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) assesses eligibility for postgraduate master study courses at business schools. We offer intensive weekend preparatory workshops to both EBS students and external candidates.

    Forthcoming dates: 22-23 April 2017 // 01-02 Juli 2017// 21-22 Oktober 2017 Course fee: 450€
    Please see the left column for more detailed information.

    Information about TOEFL & GMAT: Contact: Gillian Windsor

  • Summer Schools

    German for Beginners - Immersion course

    This course is aimed at international students with no knowledge of German.

    Course Details:

    Level: Beginner
    Duration: 90 academic hours (6 hours/day)
    Dates: 01 - 18 August 2017
    Location: EBS Campus Wiesbaden
    Fee: 875 Euro * (incl. course materials and excursions)
    Registration by: 03 July 2017
    *requisite minimum number of participants: 8

    Contact: Dr. Faranak Mensch

    English for Academic Studies - Crash course

    This course is for students who would like to study at the EBS or other English-speaking universities and have a C1 level.

    Course Details:

    Level: Advanced, CEFR/GER: C1
    Duration: 30 academic hours (6 hours/day)
    Dates: 17 – 21 July 2017
    Location: EBS Campus Wiesbaden
    Fee: 350€ * (incl. course materials and excursions)
    Registration by: 26 June 2017
    * requisite minimum number of participants: 8

    Contact: Gillian Windsor

Mercedes Sponholz
Director EBS Language Centre
+49 611 7102 1770
+49 611 710210 1770
Burgstraße 5
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Franak Mensch
Head of German
0611 7102 1755
0611 710210 1755
Burgstraße 5
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Gillian Windsor
Language Programme Coordinator
0611 7102 1283
0611 710210 1283
Burgstraße 5
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Deborah Hohmann
Burgstraße 5
65375 Oestrich-Winkel