Sprachlehrinstitut (SLI) der Universität Freiburg (Language Teaching Center, University of Freiburg)

Author(s): Frank Reiser
Institution/Organisation: Sprachlehrinstitut der Universität Freiburg (DE)


The Language Teaching Center (SLI) is part of the Philological Faculty at the University of Freiburg and its learning programs make up a portion of courses available at the University. However, in contrast to other institutions at the University, the SLI is for the most part financially independent. The SLI is responsible for the organization and conceptualization of all language courses at the University of Freiburg for students of all disciplines as well as university staff. Currently around 5,500 students and staff attend SLI courses yearly. In addition, the SLI offers language courses tailored to particular disciplines, institutes and faculties. A particular area of focus includes teaching German to foreign students. The SLI also provides a large selection of self-learning materials and technology to learners. These resources are available for use autonomously or in conjunction with a course at any of the four digitalized language laboratories, used by 1,600 learners in 80 courses and by 2,000-2,700 users in the Self-study area.


The SLI is a member of the European Language Council (ELC), the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS), and the Association of language centres, language teaching institutes and institutes of foreign languages (AKS).

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