The Language Center of the University of Basel

Under the directorship of Dr.phil. Petra Gekeler († 22. June 2019), the Language Center of the University of Basel opened in January 2003. Thanks to her tireless commitment, constant needs analyses as well as exchange and cooperation with the departments, the Language Center developed into an important institution at the University of Basel. With a wide range of services, we promote the language skills of students and staff for academic and professional purposes as well as everyday life. We will greatly miss Petra Gekeler as a person, colleague and director.

Team


Contact

[Translate to English:] Sprachenzentrum

Universität Basel
Sprachenzentrum
Totentanz 17
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Email: info-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch
Tel: +41 61 207 52 33
Fax: +41 61 207 52 35


Location and Directions

The Language Center is located at Totentanz 17, 4051 Basel. The closest tram and bus stop is called “Universitätsspital” (tram 11 or buses 31, 33, 34, 36 and 38).

Directions from the main university building (Kollegienhaus/ Petersplatz)

Take bus no. 34 at bus stop “University” (direction “Riehen Bahnhof”) and get off at “Universitätsspital” (approximate travel time: 1 minute). Alternatively, you can reach the Language Center on foot in about 8 minutes. 

Directions from the train station (Bahnhof SBB / Peter Merian-Weg)

Take tram no. 11 at tram stop “Bahnhof SBB” (direction “St. Louis-Grenze”) and get off at “Universitätsspital” (approximate travel time: 10 minutes).

Directions from Klingelbergstrasse

Take bus no. 31 (direction “Riehen Friedhof”), 36 (direction “Schifflände”) or 38 (direction “Wyhlen Siedlung”) at bus stop “Kinderspital UKBB” and get off at “Universitätsspital” (approximate travel time: 1 minute).

You can also take bus no. 33 (direction “Universitätsspital”) at bus stop “Bernoullianum” or “Kinderspital UKBB” and get off at “Universitätsspital” (approximate travel time: 2 to 3 minutes). From Klingelbergstrasse, you can reach the Language Center on foot in about 10 minutes.