Start of the language courses in the winter semester on October13, 2021 ONLINE!


Foreign Language Courses per Semester.


Languages in the VESPA-Network: German and six other languages.


Speexx Online-Courses to choose.

Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages are very important at the HFT Stuttgart! The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers five languages in four different types of courses and three levels. Around 64 foreign language courses take place each semester at the HFT Stuttgart.

We offer five different languages: Business English, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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We offer courses in three different (language) levels according to your previous knowledge: A1 - A2 (beginners), B1 - B2 (advanced) and C1 (experts).

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The language learning software Speexx helps to improve your language skills online, independent of time and place and free of charge.

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Your advantages at a glance:
  • free of charge and directly on site
  • qualified professors
  • comprehensive course offering
  • graded certificate
Foreign Language


Yes, registration is necessary for the Wednesday and the February Intensive Courses as the number of participants is limited. No registration is required for the language courses in the lecture plan.

The registration for the Wednesday and Intensive Courses is online via LSF.

Yes, attendance is compulsory in all language courses.

No placement test is required for participation in a foreign language course.

Recognition of language services is possible if

  • they aren't older than two years.
  • they have a minimum of 60 hours.
  • level and learning content corresponds to the specifications of the respective course of study.

Contact person

Andrea Brückner
Andrea Brückner +49 711 8926 2979

German as a Foreign Language (VESPA-Verbund)

VESPA (VErbund für SPrachenAngelegenheiten) is a cooperation between the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT Stuttgart), the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, the Stuttgart Media University and the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, with the aim of joint language teaching across all universities.

German as a Foreign Language

Winter Semester 2021/22:

The Intensive Course will take place online from 07.09. - 30.09.2021 daily from 2:00 - 5:15 pm (MET).

The following levels are expected to be offered: A1.1, A2.1, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1

The German courses take place daily online in a virtual classroon at the appointed time. To participate in the course you will need internet access during this period and a laptop/PC with camera and speakers.

Registration is possible from 04.08.- 23.08.2021  here.

The online assessment must be carried out between 25.08. and 30.08.21. The access data will be sent after the registration.

The Semester course will start on 13.10.2021. The registration will be open Mid of September.

Intensive Courses

Winter Semester 2021/22:

The semester courses will mainly take place on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 17:15. They start on 13. October 2021 and end on 12. January 2022. In the beginning, they will be held online, but if the situation allows, they may change to presence. To participate in the course you will need internet access and a laptop/PC with camera and speakers at least during the first weeks.

The following levels are expected to be offered: A1.1, A1.2, A2.2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1, B2.2, C1.1 und C1.2

Registration is open between 20.09.2021.- 03.10.2021 here.

The online assessment must be carried out between 05.10. und 10.10.2021. The access data will be sent after the registration deadline.

Further information:

  • the external Moodle of the HFT is used: to the external Moodle
  • Exams might be provided and monitored using Moodle.
  • Digital editions of provided textbooks are being used.

Besides the language courses, VESPA also offers a course German Society and Cultures as well as a course Intercultural Communication.

Semester Course

Language learning software Speexx

Registration Speexx

Registration portals

In order to use the language learning software, you have to register once for each language on your university registration portal:

Registration Speexx

Current languages

  • Business English and English
  • German as a foreign language
  • French
  • Spanish and Business Spanish

Language levels

  • A1 and A2 for beginners
  • B1.1 and B1.2 for advanced learner
  • B2.1 and B2.2 for advanced learner with very good previous knowledge
  • C1 for experts (English only)

To better assess your level, you can take the integrated placement test (Speexx Placement Test). Please note the system requirements of the provider. After registration you will be asked to test your current language level. After the test you will have access to the full range of courses offered in the chosen language.

Questions about Foreign Languages?
0711 8926 2979
Questions about VESPA?
0711 8926 2694 or 2840