Academic English

UniSpracheEnglisch is intended to help students successfully use English as an academic and research language. To do this, we offer a wide variety of workshops and provide individual language consultations. Our workshops are divided into the categories of academic writing, examinations, presentations, general English skills, and study skills. We aim to offer interactive workshops that provide you with both the information you need on the specific topic as well as practice exercises and the opportunity to implement what you’ve learned into your own writing. We use textbooks on writing, authentic articles, and student samples to help support you in your academic writing. In addition, we practice the skills you need to successfully understand lectures, give academic presentations, and perform well in written and oral exams. We want to help you achieve academic success. All of the workshops and language consultations offered by the UniSpracheEnglisch program are free of charge for Leipzig University students. You can register for the courses directly on our website. And if you would like to make an appointment for a writing or language consultation at the Language Clinic, please send us an email at or simply drop by.


Here is a list of just some of the workshops we offer:

  • Tools of Academic Writing
  • Essays and Research Papers: Moves that Matter
  • Communicate Your Ideas: Seminar Discussions
  • Improve Your Final Presentation: Language, Style, Structure
  • Getting a Good Start: Your Master’s Thesis
  • Writing and Refining the Master’s Thesis
  • Refresh Your Grammar
  • Writing Emails for Academic Purposes
  • Writing Letters of Motivation for Study Abroad Programs
  • Preparing for the DAAD Test
  • Boosting Your Scientific English

Language Clinic

The Language Clinic is open to all bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students who need assistance with academic language. Topics covered in the advising session might include the following:

  • discussing the organization of your writing
  • focusing on grammar and vocabulary used in your writing
  • organizing and writing cover letters, statements of purpose, and letters of motivation
  • organizing and writing a bachelor’s or master’s thesis or dissertation
  • preparing academic presentations
  • general advice on language learning
  • language-based learning and communication strategies
  • recommendations on independent learning materials and learning resources
  • recommendations on assessing your academic language skills

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The list of topics for the workshops and Language Clinic is open and can be added to at any time. We welcome your input. Conversations with the faculties are currently in progress in order to assess the language needs of specific degree programs as comprehensively and in as much detail as possible. This information will be used to provide additional tailored workshops and consultations.

Kontakt | Contact

Fachliche Leitung | Program director
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Olaf Bärenfänger | Sprachenzentrum (Language Center)

Goethestr. 2 | 04109 Leipzig