International Office

    Centre Foreign Languages

    VESPA (Verbund für Sprachenangelegenheiten) is a university language course cooperation program between Hochschule der Medien and Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, which aims at teaching languages together and across institutional borders.


    German Intensive Courses in winter semester 2019/20:

    • Course period: 3rd – 26th September 2019 (Monday–Friday)
      For general information, please click here.
      Placement test: 2nd September 2019 (mandatory for all new incomings with German knowledge)
      For more information about the placement test onDaF, please click here.

    German Courses in winter semester 2019/20:

    • 9th October – 31st January 2020
      For the semester course please use the online booking link below. The registration is open.
      Contact for inquiries regarding German language courses: vespa(at)hft-stuttgart(dot)de
    • Registration deadline: 16th – 30th September 2019
      Billing will take place later. Bookings are binding, so the full course fee (50 €) will be due whether you fully attend the course or not.
    • Placement test: 7th October 2019 at the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart

    Online Language Training with Speexx:
    The online training solution Speexx is now available at VESPA Verbund. All students and staff members of our cooperating universities have the opportunity to use this software without paying any course fees. Learn whenever and wherever you want – at work, at home or anywhere else you choose, and across multiple devices. The following languages are available:

    • English and Business-English
    • Spanish and Business-Spanish
    • French
    • German as a Foreign Language

    By using Speexx, you can train your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and text comprehension skills flexibly. Besides general language courses, business courses are also being offered. The courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) into eight levels from A1 to C1.2:

    • A1 and A2 for beginner and elementary user
    • B1.1 and B1.2 for intermediate user
    • B2.1 and B2.2 for upper intermediate user
    • C1 for proficient user (only for English available)

    For each language you can take the placement test in advance in order to determine the correct course level. Learn more about Speexx by watching this demo video. Download the Speexx Factsheet here.

    In order to use Speexx you need to register on this website by using your internal university email address:

    Foreign Language Courses
    Every semester we offer courses in the following languages from beginners to advanced level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
    English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian

    schedule for WiSe 2019/20

    Registration open from 17th – 30th September 2019: