Shining Stars of Legal Language Mastery

Illuminating the Path of Linguistic Excellence: Celebrating the Remarkable Achievements of FFP Student Graduates with 61 Certificates Awarded.

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Envision a radiant summer's day, brimming with palpable excitement and infectious energy. The crème de la crème of the 2019 and 2020 student cohorts have converged, poised to seize the limelight. Anticipation crackles in the air as the stage is set for a breathtaking spectacle—the highly-anticipated Foreign Language Proficiency (FFP – Fachspezifische Fremdsprachenprüfung) award ceremony.



Conquering Linguistic Frontiers: The Journey of FFP Examinations

Having embarked on transformative trimesters abroad, these intrepid students were granted an extraordinary opportunity to conquer new linguistic frontiers through the rigorous FFP examinations. To qualify for the exams, students undergo 190 hours of legal language training, both at the Foreign Language

Communication Programme and during their exchange trimesters. Subsequently, they must successfully pass a legal translation exam or submit a research paper, demonstrate proficiency in legal terminology, and excel in an oral exam based on a legal topic of their choice.


Awe-Inspiring Achievements: 61 Certificates Bestowed

Hold your breath, for here comes the awe-inspiring revelation! A staggering 61 certificates have been bestowed upon the exceptional students from the 2019 and 2020 cohorts. But that's not all! Prepare to be dazzled as the spotlight illuminates the achievements of four remarkable individuals—Sarah Leclercq, Anna Schneeberg, Anna Schnitzler, and Jimi Puttins—who have demonstrated linguistic dexterity par excellence by securing dual certificates in both English and Spanish.

And in the case of Jimi Puttins, dual certificates in both English and French. The resounding applause reverberates through the room, but brace yourself for more! Prepare to be captivated as a linguistic prodigy, Juliette Karl, emerges, her brilliance shining forth in not one, not two, but three languages—English, French, and Spanish. No language proved insurmountable in her relentless pursuit of mastery!


Orchestrating Praise: Commending the Graduates

In this momentous gathering, our esteemed President, Professor Boele-Woelki, and Lezel Roddeck, Director of Foreign Language Communication, take center stage, orchestrating a symphony of praise and heartfelt gratitude. They extol the graduates for their unwavering dedication and celebrate their extraordinary achievements, underscoring the significance of linguistic mastery in the legal arena.

Amidst the jubilant cheers and thunderous applause, attendees are treated to an opulent feast of aromatic coffee and delectable cakes—a fusion of culinary delights that elevates the festivities to new heights.


Honoring Multilingualism's Power

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the remarkable FFP graduates. Your accomplishments are truly inspiring, and we celebrate your exceptional dedication and linguistic proficiency. Your linguistic brilliance serves as a guiding light, illuminating the path toward boundless horizons as you venture forth armed with the transformative power of multilingualism.



Lezel Roddeck