Institute of English Languages and Literatures


Welcome to Sprachpraxis/Academic English Program at University of Tübingen.

In Academic English courses, or Sprachpraxis, you get support on developing your language skills for better speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills. Our teaching is designed to make you a better, more independent learner, and one who is able to continue your learning, with or without us, in the years to come.

Here is a link to the website with our phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and current office hours.


· Sprachpraxis Beratung/General advising

All of the lecturers advise on all matters having to do with their own courses and related matters.
Please see Stu Watts for more general advice concerning Sprachpraxis/Academic English program, which course to do when, problems or questions, etc.

· Anerkennung Ausländischer Scheine/Recognition of Foreign or German courses or qualifications

See Stu Watts [contact]

Exemptions from/Alternatives to Academic Writing I

IBT (Internet-based) TOEFL test - minimum 22/30 points in Writing.

Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE certificates - all minimum of C grade in Writing.

IELTS (Academic) certificate - minimum 6.0 in Writing.

British/UK A-Level in English - minimum D.

US/Canadian High-school Diploma: Grade in English - minimum D (1.00-1.99).

SAT: Score in Writing - minimum 426.

'Bilinguales Abitur' (Englisch): Average of grade in English and subjects taught in English - minimum 12 points.

International Baccalaureate (IB): English Language A (HL or SL) - minimum Grade 4; English Language B (HL) - minimum Grade 4; English Language B (SL) - minimum Grade 5.

If you have one of the above certificates, and it is less than TWO years old when submitted as an exemption, please contact Stu Watts about having it accepted as an alternative to L&U. Please note: You must turn up in person, with the original certificate and proof of your identity (e.g. German ID card, passport, etc.).