When studying or carrying out an internship abroad, it may be helpful or even necessary to learn the language of the host country or to improve your language skills. The best place to learn a foreign language is the country in which it’s spoken. Therefore, you may consider taking language courses offered at universities or private language centres abroad. These centres usually offer a wide range of courses for beginners, advanced speakers and experts, dealing with topics related to tourism, academic or professional matters. You can consult the respective web pages for more information on universities and language centres.
You can also improve your language skills in your home country before going abroad, for example at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) or other educational institutions such as Volkshochschulen (colleges of further education), private language centres etc.
You may wish to improve your language skills without further studying or internships abroad. In this case you have the opportunity to attend a language course lasting a few weeks or months.