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New: German-English glossary for university context


For German-English translations for a university context you can now look up the most important administrative terms used at our university under the "Glossary" menu item on the Language Centre website.

There you will also find links to external glossaries or translation guidelines.

UNIcert certificates are ready to pick up at the Language Centre!

As of now, UNIcert certificates for  Russian and English can be picked up at the Language Centre in Weiden, room WTC 1.32.

Czech - now you can learn the language of our neighbours!

„Speaking foreign languages is the key to international understanding and cultural exchange. But why is there so little interest in the language of our Czech neighbours? And is there another way?”

Listen to the impressions of Czech learners and teachers in a very interesting audio report (in German)


For the coming summer semester 2024 we are planning a Czech course for beginners in Amberg (UNIcert Basis Module 1), registration is possible until 15 March!


Learn something different than most? Our Chinese courses still have places available!

The Chinese HSK 2 course (for beginners) starts on Tuesday, 19 March 2024 at 17:30.

These language courses prepare for the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) certificate exam at the Confucius Institute Nuremberg-Erlangen.

The HSK certificate serves as proof of Chinese language ability and is recognized worldwide. Further information is available in the course!


Course registration is open until 15 March!

Excel in English? Our UNIcert III English courses still have places available!

This course is recommended for all students who

- want to apply for a Master programme abroad

- need to write a Bachelor, Master or dissertation in English

- want to perfect their English

The course is divided into 2 modules (2 semesters). Students can take only one module and then get 5 ECTS for this module as a WPM or SQ for some degree programmes.

After completing both modules, students can take a separate UNIcert final exam and obtain a UNIcert III certificate.

The course times are:

English UNIcert® III, for Professional Purposes I in Amberg: on Wednesdays 15.45 - 19.00, the course starts on 20.03.2024 and

English UNIcert® III, for Professional Purposes II in Weiden: on Wednesdays 17.30 - 20.45, the course starts on 20.03.2024

Register here by 15 March!

Fancy Romance languages?

The Language Centre offers the following language courses in the coming summer semester:

Business Spanish A1 - Wed., 15.45 - 19.00, starts on 20.03.2024 in MBUT 024
Italian A2 - Mon., 15.45 - 19.00, starts on 18.03.2024 in MBUT 024

French as a business language A1 - Mon., 17.30 - 20.45, starts on 18.03.2024 in WTC 1.29
Business Spanish A1 - Thurs., 15.45 - 19.00, starts on 21.03.2024 in WTC 1.29
Spanish as a business language A2 - Wed., 15.45 - 19.00, starts on 20.03.2024

Enrolments here

Online registration for the summer semester 2024

Online registration for our language courses in the summer semester 2024 is activated!

Good luck with your exams and have a relaxing semester break!

The Language Centre team wishes you all a successful exam period and a nice and relaxing semester break!

See you soon!

20 years UNIcert® at the OTH Amberg-Weiden

20 years ago, in the summer semester of 2002, the first language courses from the UNIcert® language program started at OTH Amberg-Weiden.

Today, we can draw a thoroughly positive balance: Since the summer semester of 2002, a total of 6272 students have taken part in the courses at OTH Amberg-Weiden and 1298 UNIcert® certificates have already been issued for the languages English, Polish, Russian and Czech. Our students benefit from a clearly structured course program with courses that build on each other and acquire a meaningful certificate that transparently documents and attests to the skills they have acquired. The multilingual certificate is recognized by German and, in some cases, foreign universities as proof, e.g. when applying for a place on a master's program, and is a plus point for application documents.

Also in the Corona semester, various language courses from the UNIcert® language program were offered and in the summer semester 2021, a total of 29 students completed their language training with a UNIcert® certificate - congratulations!