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Language Centre, University of Basel

The Language Centre at the University of Basel offers academic language courses and workshops in around 20 languages for students of various disciplines and levels. The general and subject-specific language course programme is complemented by a self-study centre with multimedia learning materials. Learners are further supported in their language acquisition through certificate preparation courses, immersion courses and a summer-intensive-programme for students of German as a foreign language, as well as subject-specific workshops and a tandem database. The Language Centre actively fosters multilingual skills among its students. Accordingly, it conducts surveys and projects in which it collects, documents and interprets the results and on the basis of these findings designs tailor-made course programmes.

Research domains: 

- Design and conduct of general and subject-specific language courses for academic and professional purposes - General and subject-specific language didactics - Learner-oriented placement and language learning consultancy - Materials design for subject-specific courses - Quality management and assessment in language teaching - Language and culture in a multilingual region - Promoting multilingualism in an academic context - Conducting projects on multilingualism - Multilingual didactics

Sprachenzentrum der Universität Basel Totentanz 17 4051 Basel
+41 (0)61 260 12 31
Contact: 
Dr. phil. Petra Gekeler, Petra.Gekeler@unibas.ch
Region: 
Basel-Stadt
Keywords: 
Evaluation
Didactics & pedagogy
Teaching and learning
German
English
French
Italian