B2 - courses
The B2-courses form the foundation of competent language use.
If you have already learned English on your own or elsewhere and have reached level B1 in a free placement test, the B2-course is just right for you.
Our teachers speak English in the course. They emphasize authentic and current topics. They give you the opportunity to present your point of view on social issues.
The goal is for you to be able to understand complex texts and abstract content, to learn to analyze pros and cons on issues, and to be able to argue in English.
For more information and objectives on the course content, please refer to the module handbook.
B2 is one of the language entry requirements for many degree programs at the THWS. Here you can find more information about entry requrements at THWS.
Fees & cancellation
Course fee incl. exam from summer semester 2023:
THWS students: 195.00€
THWS student applicants with letter of admission: 195.00€
THWS student applicants without letter of admission: 489.00€
External course participants: 489.00€
Examination fees without course participation:
Students and applicants with notification of admission: 195.00€
Non-students of THWS & applicants without letter of admission: 489.00€
Please note: The fees have to be payed, if the course was not cancelled within the given time (14 days after registration) via the withdrawal form.
The invoice will be sent to the email address used for registration 4-6 weeks after the beginning of the course.
Please pay on time to avoid further fees. (The deadline is stated in your invoice).
Payment is only possible by bank transfer. (Paypal or cash payment is not possible).
Tip: With a German or EU bank account you pay no service fees.
If you pay with a non-EU bank account, we ask you to add the conversion fees of the respective currency of the country when transferring the course fee.
Cancellation is only possible within 14 days after your registration.
Please use this cancellation form.
Please note that your registration is binding and you will have to pay the entire course fee if you do not cancel in time, even if you do not participate in the course.
In the end of the courses there will be a final exam consisting of four parts:
|Examination duration||20 Min.||60 Min.||60 Min.||60 Min.|
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You will be informed by e-mail (4-6 weeks after the exam) about the exam results.
If you do not pass any part of the exam, you can retake it within two semesters free of charge.
In case you are unable to write the exam, you need to provide a valid justification (e.g. medical certificate), in order to retake the exam within two semesters free of charge.
If you are not enrolled in an ongoing course, but you need a language certificate, you can enrol in a separate exam without attending any courses.
After passing the exam, you will receive a digital THWS language certificate via email.
Please be patient and allow us some time to issue the certificate.
For further informations, click on certificates.
In this course we work with the textbook "Language Hub"
Student's Book + App
Please purchase the textbook before the course starts.
In addition, materials will be provided on the Moodle platform THWS E-Learning.
The access credentials and further information about the course will be given in class.
- during the semester
- 2 x 145 minutes/week
- up to 90 teaching units
Registration period: March 10th - 26th 2023
- during the lecture-free period
- 4 x 180 minutes/week
- up to 90 teaching units
Registration period: from now - 20th July 2023
You will receive further information and the access link to the course room before the course starts.
Please use this contact form.