Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) encourages all students to learn at least one foreign language. Therefore, English is offered as a compulsory subject in all courses of studies. All English courses are integrated into the degree programme curricula, and their content and structure are directed towards the needs of students.
Students whose first language is not German may enrol in our German as a foreign language courses. Not only do they develop their German language skills, they also learn about the cultural aspects of German-speaking countries.
During the Welcome Week students at FH Vorarlberg are placed in German groups according to their language levels.
With the aid of these courses, you can improve your command of a foreign language. Or you may wish to start learning a new one. A foreign language opens up new professional and personal horizons.
FH Vorarlberg offers customized and reasonably priced extracurricular language courses for students, alumni, faculty, staff and visiting lecturers.
Currently, courses are offered in Spanish, Russian, Turkish (24 units) and English (30 units). The course offerings support the international programmes offered by FH Vorarlberg. We are open for your suggestions for language courses, if there are enough people who are interested (minimum number of 12) and we can find a suitable language instructor.
In 2018/2019, the FH Vorarlberg, in cooperation with the Students' Union at FH Vorarlberg, will again be offering an English course for students. The course is aimed at regular students who want to consolidate or review their school-leaving knowledge of English. In this course, the four skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) are practiced using general course materials at the B1/B2-level.
This course is funded by the Students’ Union at FH Vorarlberg. Unlike other foreign language courses, it is essentially only open to and free of charge for regular students at FH Vorarlberg. Students may only take the course once. If a student drops the course or misses more than two classes in a semester, he/she will be charged a fee of EUR 90. Students can enrol in the course using FH Vorarlberg’s online registration system. The course is limited to 15 and will not take place if there are less than 8 participants.
Before registering for the course, students should ascertain their language level using the self-assessment grid. If your level is lower than B1 or is B2 or higher, the course is not suitable for you.
In order to ensure that language levels in the course are similar and to support learning, the language levels of the course participants will be evaluated by the course instructor at the first meeting. The evaluation is advisory.
Duncan Ironside, the course instructor, has many years of English teaching in both an academic and a business environment. Before he became a teacher, he set-up and ran a number of businesses in Asia, Australia and the UK focused on the marketing, advertising and Public Relations disciplines. He began his career as a technology journalist in Australia.
Please carefully read the following information before registering for a course. By registering you declare your acceptance of the application and payment requirements.
|Spanish Communication and Culture 1 | Beginners (ab initio)||Mondays 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.|| Mikaela Casero Pariente |
|Spanish Communication and Culture 2 | Beginners||Mondays 7:20 to 9:05 p.m.||Mikaela Casero Pariente |
Pilar Zerpa Aleman
|Spanish Communication and Culture 3 | Intermediate||Mondays 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.||Pilar Zerpa Aleman |
|Russian Communication and Culture 1 | Beginners (ab initio)||Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.|| Oksana Nosko |
|Turkish Communication and Culture 2 | Beginners||Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.||Theresa Cagli-Rusch |
|English Bridging Course||Mondays 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. and Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.||Duncan Ironside |
If you have any further questions, please contact Sabine Frick, who will be happy to assist you. For content questions, please check with the individual language instructors.
Exchange students who need any help with the course registration (only available in German) are welcome to contact the team of the International Office.