The Foreign Language Centre of Lodz University of Technology was established in 1951. Since 2005, it has been located in a former factory building on Aleja Politechniki 12 in Łódź. The building was modernized and furnished with new facilities with the aid of the European Regional Development Fund (March 2004 – January 2006).
The seat of the Centre has 28 classrooms, a conference room and a library. There is also the seat of the University of the Third Age of Lodz University of Technology. Currently (as for the year 2013), the Centre employs 72 academic teachers and 15 administrative, technical and maintenance employees.
The languages taught at the Centre include English, German, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish and Polish for foreigners. In 2013, there were 6273 students learning at the Centre (as for 30th Nov 2013). English courses comprised 89% of all the classes.
The Centre conducts classes for first- and second-degree, as well as doctoral students in accordance with the University curriculum, for participants in Socrates-Erasmus and IAESTE programs, students of the General Secondary School of TUL, students of the University of the Third Age of TUL, foreign exchange students from Cangzhou Vocational College of Technology (China) and foreigners who want to study at TUL.
The Centre is now taking part in a program organized by the City of Lodz Office called “Młodzi w Łodzi – Językowzięci”, the aim of which is to promote learning languages that are less popular in Poland and to encourage students and graduates from Łódź to improve their language qualifications. As part of the program, courses of the Finnish, Danish and Swedish language are conducted at the Centre. Academic teachers employed at the Centre also teach at the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE) of TUL. The Centre is also an examination centre for international examinations: TELC, LCCI and BULATS. The Centre cooperates with the Office for the Disabled of TUL, BEST student organization and The Teacher Publishing House.