Language Cafés at Zessko


Text: Sprachcafés at Zessko; Symbol: a steaming cup of coffee
Photo: Zessko
Come and sign up for the language café! We are looking forward to meeting you there.

Students who are passionate about languages have the opportunity to join us in their free time to chat about all things related to languages and cultures in a relaxed and casual environment. Tutors of native-speaker level will be there to co-ordinate the events. Participants are encouraged to actively contribute to the sessions and have their say in planning future topics and activities. Emphasis is placed primarily on conversation - language and culture should be experienced and discussed together.

Language cafés meet both online and on-campus regularly during the lecture period.

Click here for more information for EDUC students.


Sprachcafé Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Online: Thursdays, 15:30-16:30         On campus: Tuesdays, 16:00-17:00

Impressions: "Die Vielfalt der Themen war gut gewählt." (WiSe 21/22)

"Man konnte ihr (der Tutorin) immer gut folgen." (WiSe 21/22)


English Language Café

Online:  Mondays, 16:00-17:00         On campus: Wednesdays, 16:00 - 17:00

Impressions: "Enjoyed practicing English in a friendly group." (WiSe 21/22)

"Multitude of topics - never got boring, loved the flexibility." (WiSe 21/22)


NEW in the winter semester 2022/23

Café Francophone

Thursdays, 17:15 - Alternating between online and on campus every week

Nouveau cette année: venez pratiquer votre français au Café Francophone de l'université!


Conversación y Café

Mondays, 17:00 - Alternating between online and on campus every week

Impressions: “Mir hat besonders gefallen, dass man die Sprache sprechen üben konnte ohne den Druck zu haben richtig zu sprechen. Weiterhin fand ich die Vernetzung mit anderen Studenten sehr wichtig.” (SoSe 21)

“Me encanta el formato flexible de las sesiones: a veces leemos textos, a veces hablamos de tradiciones del mundo hispanohablante, a veces jugamos. Es siempre divertido!” (WiSe 21/22)


Register in the Sprachcafé Open.UP courses (links above, in the light blue boxes) to secure your spot in your favourite language café! There is a limited number of participants.


Information for EDUC-Students

Students from our EDUC partner universities are welcome to participate in the language cafés at the University of Potsdam.

This semester we are offering language cafés in four languages – English, French, German and Spanish. The cafés will take place both online and on-campus regularly during the lecture period. Please note that no ECTS points can be awarded for participation in language cafés. Students can join the language café groups at any time during the whole semester.

Tandem Language Partnerships present another great opportunity to get to know other students from the University of Potsdam. Interested students can find more information about language tandems at Zessko’s Sprachentandem web pages.