Language Center

Being proficient in another language opens up a world of new opportunity. IE University considers multiple language acquisition to be a key element of its educational model, leading to success in both work and study. The Language Studies Center helps students develop their multilingual communicative skills to help them flourish in the international labor market.

The Language Center at IEU is proud to offer students the possibility to study a wide range of languages, including French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, and English. With such a large variety of options, our students are able to personalize their academic path to meet their future career plans and objectives

Spanish

  • We offer levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C1+
  • The world’s 4th most widely spoken language.
  • Over 527 million people around the world speak Spanish.
  • 2nd most popular language to study.
  • The official language of over 20 countries.

Arabic

  • We offer basic Arabic and levels A1, A1+, A2, A2+, A2.2, A2.3
  • The world’s 5th most widely spoken language.
  • 315 million native speakers and 422 million total speakers worldwide.
  • Uses unique sounds that don’t exist in other languages.
  • Arabic has at least 11 words for “love” and over 100 for “camel”!

Portuguese

  • We offer levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • The world’s 9th most widely spoken language.
  • 229 million native and non-native speakers.
  • The official language of Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde, and São Tomé and Principe.
  • K, W, and Y only officially became part of the alphabet in 2009.

German

  • We offer levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • Spoken by over 175 million people internationally.
  • The national language of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Liechtenstein.
  • The most widely spoken native language in the EU.
  • How’s your English? English and German are both Germanic languages, which means they share a lot of vocabulary. So, if you’re any good at English, you’re already one step ahead.

French

  • We offer levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
  • 10th highest number of native speakers in the world.
  • Can be heard in five continents.
  • An official language of the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, the European Union, the International Olympic Committee, and the International Red Cross.
  • Famously “the language of love”.

Chinese

  • We offer levels HSK1, HSK2, HSK3, HSK4a
  • More people speak Chinese than any other language on Earth.
  • Over 3,000 thousand years old, yet still the fastest-growing language in the world.
  • Most widely spoken tonal language – the tone a word is spoken in can completely change its meaning.

English

  • We offer English proficiency level (only for Language Proficiency Track students)
  • 2nd most spoken language in the world with over a billion native and non-native speakers.
  • An official language of 55 sovereign states and 27 non-sovereign states.
  • An official language of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization.

IE University Writing Center

The IE Writing Center, supported by our Fulbright Scholarship English teaching assistants, is there to offer additional support to students who wish to polish their English writing and conversational skills. It is a valuable resource available to students which offers guidance throughout their journey towards understanding and developing the skills needed to autonomously control the power of written words.