The Language Team at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences teaches 5 languages in all study programmes for the Faculties of Technology and Business Studies. We are all native or near-native speakers with many years of experience, teach with enthusiasm and personally support our students.
Our aim is to prepare students for their future occupations through systematic language training, which is based on the level related structure of the Common European Framework (CEF). The individual courses can be seen as either a component or as a supplement to the respective professional studies and are complemented and expanded through extracurricular activities and events (e.g. external examinations). We also work with the Moodle learning platform to optimally accompany the lectures. In addition, we offer assistance in preparing for the semester or internship abroad.
In order to participate in the English and Spanish courses, students must take a mandatory placement test in advance. For English, this is done using the online placement test from the Oxford University Press. The login details for this test are given to the students when they receive their registration forms prior to commencing their studies. For Spanish, the test is given in the orientation week for International Tourism Management students and is only for participants with prior knowledge.
If you have any further questions about the various languages on offer, please get in touch with the respective contact partner directly.
In the Management and Technology study programme, you are given the possibility of choosing to do a Chinese course.
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German courses are regularly offered to all international students for all study programmes. An orientation course is given before the beginning of the semester to help newly arrived students integrate into Germany, Heide and the campus environment. We offer a course that accompanies the semester, based on the level of the participants. No prior knowledge is required.
English is taught in the Bachelor study programmes Business Administration (2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th semesters), Economics and Law (1st, 5th and 6th semesters), International Tourism Management (1st, 3rd and 5th semesters), Business Psychology (1st and 5th semesters), Real Estate Management (2nd, 3rd and 6th semesters), Management and Technology (1st - 4th semesters), Environmentally Friendly Business Management Systems (1st and 2nd semesters) and Electronics and Information Technology (1st - 4th semesters) and also in the Master’s study programme WING (1st semester).
- Cambridge English Advanced Certifcate
- Cambridge Business English Certificate Vantage
Swedish is offered as a module in the Business Administration major Nordic Management in the 3rd and 5th semesters. Students are prepared, both linguistically as well as culturally, for possible professional assignment in Sweden. A highlight is the Lucia Festival, presented by the course participants in December.
We offer Spanish in International Tourism Management (1st, 3rd and 5th semesters), Business Administration (3rd and 5th semesters) and Management and Technology (3rd and 4th semesters).
Upon request, we can also organise external examinations in cooperation with our partner at the National Association of Adult Education of Schleswig-Holstein e.V. (www.vhs-sh.de).
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