Languages for specific purposes

In addition to our “classical” language courses, we would also like to draw your attention to our language courses with a specific focus. The requirements in these courses are based on the specific course programme. They will be announced in the first course unit.

Special courses in the winter semester

German and English courses in the field of academic language will be offered for all students, aspiring scientists or anyone interested: The aim of these courses is to teach study-specific skills (“Academic literacy across the curriculum”), which enable the participants to (linguistically) master the demands of everyday university life. In addition, in the winter semester we offer a German course focused on writing skills and grammar (German as a Foreign Language: Writing and Grammar (B1/B2)), as well as courses in Business English.

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German as a foreign language

  • Winter semester
    • Culture and Language: Austria and more: Prerequisite: B1, target level: B1+
    • Academic German: oral skills: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1
  • Summer semester
    • German as a Foreign Language: Writing and Grammar (B1/B2): Prerequisite: A2+, target level: B1/B2
    • Academic German: Written Skills: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1


  • Winter semester
    • Business English Conversational Skills B1: Prerequisite: A2+, target level: B1-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Business English B2: Prerequisite: B1+; target levelB2-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Academic Skills: Listening and Speaking C1.1: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Academic Skills: Reading and Writing C1.1: Prerequisite: B2+, target level: C1-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
  • Summer semester
    • Business English Conversational Skills B1+: Prerequisite: B1, target level: B1+-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Business English B2+: Prerequisite: B2, target level: B2+-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Academic Skills: Listening and Speaking C1.2: Prerequisite: C1, target level: C1+-Fachsprachenkenntnisse
    • Academic Skills: Reading and Writing C1.2: Prerequisite: C1, target level: C1+-Fachsprachenkenntnisse

Romance languages

  • Winter semester
    • Learn Romance languages through networking: Prerequisite: B1 (in at least one Romance language), target level: plurilingual competencies

All languages

  • Summer semester
    • Language learning: diverse and individual: prerequisite: attendance of a language course at the Language Centre, goal: planning, organising and reflecting on the learning process independently


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