Conversation Courses

Find out about our free conversation courses for students and employees of the University of St.Gallen and other universities.

The conversation courses offer you the unique opportunity to hone your intercultural communication skills and to learn or improve the language of your choice. You will do this together with other students under the guidance of a "native speaker" completely uninhibited and released from the pressure of grades and standardised textbook texts. The conversation courses are offered by the Language Services as part of the optional programme of the University of St.Gallen. Participation in the conversation courses is free of charge for all enrolled students and employees of the University of St.Gallen and other institutions of higher education.

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Registration for our Conversation Courses

Our conversation courses...

  • offer you the unique opportunity to learn languages or improve your knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • are taught by students in their mother tongue. This allows you to gain an authentic insight into foreign countries and cultures.
  • take place once a week from the third week of the semester in 45-minute lessons.
  • are free of charge for students and staff of HSG and other universities.


Registration and Course Start  Dates

3rd week of the semester
(starting 4 March 2024)
Begin of the conversation courses in spring semester 2024
19 February 2024

Begin of the course registration (for some courses the registration might open a little later)


Active participation: In fairness to the course instructors, we would like to ask you to make sure that you actually attend the conversation course you register for until the end of the course. If the number of active participants in a course decreases, the course may have to be cancelled prematurely.

Cancellation of your participation: Please deregister either with the course instructor or with the Conversation Course Administration ( if you are no longer able or no longer wish to attend a course.

In the table below you will find all conversation courses currently offered. Use the respective registration link to register for the course of your interest. To view the table, click on the Accept button.


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Application as Course Instructor

Are you a "native speaker"? Do you enjoy teaching other people about your culture and language and earn something at the same time? Then apply as a Conversation Course Instructor for our Language Services!

This is what you will gain as a instructor of our conversation courses:

  • International experience at a well known business University
  • Fair compensation (CHF 25 per lesson)
  • New international friendships that sometimes last over many years
  • Personal and professional improvement
  • Pleasure from teaching
  • Chance to be part of a unique language service
  • Confirmation letter (if you teach a certain amount of lessons)

Every semester we are looking for new course instructors for our conversation courses. In your role as a conversation course instructor, you will be in constant contact with the Language Services and independently determine the content, pace and focus of your course according to the needs of your participants. Apart from performing your lessons, you will be promoting your course and communicating with your participants.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have:


Application Period

1 August 2024 Begin of the application period for Conversation Course Instructors in autumn semester 2024
8 September 2024 End of the regular application period


In the table below you will find all the languages for which we are currently looking for course instructors. Use the respective link to apply as an instructor for a course in your mother tongue. To show the table, click the Accept button below.

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Further Information

Factsheet about our Conversation Courses

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