Foreign language tuition

Foreign language tuition

For all languages, the general language training lasts four semester and comprises the two Foundation stages, 1 and 2 (Grundstufe 1 and 2). When you have completed the Foundation level, the language programmes become subject-specific for the up to six semesters remaining, starting with the Aufbaustufe (Intermediate, CEFR level B2), followed by Hauptstufe 1 (Advanced 1, CEFR level C1) and finally Hauptstufe 2 (Advanced 2, CEFR level C2). The FFA programmes allow you to enhance your language skills and at the same time to specialise in Computer Science, Law, Cultural Studies or Business and Economics.

Course and level structure

Course (winter semester, then summer semester)CEFR level or certificateWCHECTS credits
Foundation 1.1
Foundation 1.2
A1
A2
4
4
5
5
Foundation 2.1
Foundation 2.2
B1
UNIcert® I
4
4
5
5
FFA Intermediate 1
FFA Intermediate 2
B2
UNIcert®II
4
4
5
5
FFA Advanced 1.1
FFA Advanced 1.2
C1
UNIcert® III
FFP I
4
4
5
5
FFA Advanced 2.1
FFA Advanced 2.2
C2
UNIcert® IV
FFP II
4
4
5
5

Although the level indications are identical throughout, in terms of equivalence to the CEFR framework the levels for Chinese, Polish, Russian, Thai and Vietnamese are reduced by approximately one level. For Chinese, for instance, the Advanced levels would roughly equate to CEFR level B1.

Placement tests

Please check whether you need to take a placement test before registering for a language course.

Contact for enquiries

Wolfgang Killer
Wolfgang Killer

Room NK 417
Innstraße 40

Phone: +49 851 509 1703
Fax: +49 851 509 1702 Wolfgang.Killeratuni-passau.de Website Office hours:

Mo - Fr 08.30 - 11.30 Uhr und Mi 13.30 - 15.30 Uhr