At the Arqus Café, you can expand your language and cultural knowledge informally and with other language learners. You will have the support from language tutors who are not language teachers, but competent language speakers.

Please note that the cafés are not language courses, but an opportunity to use your foreign languages in a relaxed atmosphere and in a small group. You should have a working knowledge of the language (min. A2/B1) so that you can actively participate in the sessions.

The language cafés take place via the video conference platform ZOOM. We look forward to seeing you there. So grab a cup of coffee and join us online at the Arqus Café!

Read more about the Arqus Café on the Arqus European University Alliance main page.

Languages

There are currently language cafés for the following languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Türkish.

If the language you would like to practice isn’t on the schedule or you would like to participate but the café offered doesn’t fit your schedule, just let us know. We adjust the cafés we offer on a regular basis.

Leipzig University students could also check out the cafés offered by the University of Stockholm.

Current Session

The next Arqus Café session starts on 13 March 2023 and runs until 30 June 2023. This means that there will be 13 weeks and 13 meetings per language café.

Registration opens on 3 March 2023. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as the places are limited. If a café is full, we will put you on the waiting list.

Please note: The times listed for the language cafés are Central European Time (CET). If you live, for example, in Lithuania or Ukraine the start time would be one hour later than the time listed, and if you live in Ireland or Portugal, the start time would be one hour earlier than the time listed.

Registration

Register to take part in an Arqus Café. Here is some important information about the registration process:

  • Online registration opens about two weeks to one month before each new session.
  • You can register for the language and time slot of your choice, and you will then receive an automatic confirmation email. The confirmation email does not yet guarantee you a place.
  • You will then receive a confirmation of participation one to two weeks before the current session begins. This confirmation of participation guarantees your place, and your registration is binding at this point. If the language café is full, you will receive a message to that regard and will be placed on the waiting list.
  • In the event of repeated cancellations or unannounced absences (3 times), the participant will be excluded from the Arqus Café for the current session.

  • Participation in online workshops requires a quiet workplace and functioning technical equipment (camera and microphone).

  • If you have questions or difficulties, please contact the Arqus Café Team via email to arqus_cafe(at)uni-leipzig.de
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What should you do if you end up not being able to participate in a language café? 

Please let us know by email! This way we can give the place to someone on the waiting list.