Alternative providers and possibilities for learning a language

What if you haven’t found a course that suits your abilities and interests? Or what if there are no places left on any of HAW Hamburg’s language courses this semester? Don't worry – Hamburg has a whole world of options for you when it comes to learning a new language. Here are just a few of them:

  • Why don’t you try out our language tandem programme? Get together with a native speaker of your chosen language to improve your skills and help them learn your language. It’s free of charge and a collaborative way to learn.
  • Students enrolled at HAW Hamburg are usually allowed to join language courses at the University of Hamburg.
  • Take a language course at the Volkshochschule Hamburg. There’s a wide range of courses on offer, including German as an additional language, for virtually all levels.
  • Hamburg has a huge selection of private language schools which offer classes in the evenings and at other times. Some examples are UNS University Service, Colón Language Center and the Institut français.
  • The Duolingo website and app offer free online courses for a range of languages.

We've also created an overview of possibilities for independent online learning. You can download it here:

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