German Language Courses
The university's International Office organizes an extensive range of courses designed to help you improve your fluency in German. Courses on offer include language courses for exchange students, the International Summer Course, German intensive courses (for a fee), free courses held at the International Office, self-study courses, and many others. Moreover, the International Office provides counseling and advice on choosing the appropriate course(s).
Business English and Management Communication
As a management practitioner, you don't have a choice: You must communicate effectively in speaking and writing, and you must frequently do so in English to be successful. If you can't, trial and error will teach you these soft skills the hard way. As a management student at our department, you do have a choice: You can choose from several Business English and Management Communication courses to systematically practice effective English-language communication techniques in management contexts. If you do, you will find that soft skills training need not be hard going.
- More information is available at Thomas Wagner's Business English and Management Communication website.
Foreign Language Center
The Foreign Language Centre offers a variety of classic foreign language courses. These include intensive courses during the semester breaks as well as courses which meet once a week during the semester. Courses in English, Spanish and French are offered at different levels of proficiency, and even so-called smaller languages (e.g., Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish or Portuguese) are a standard feature of the teaching programme. In addition, students can use multimedia and other self-study materials free of charge.
The university's Foreign Language Centre organizes a so-called tandem learning programm. This involves students infomally teaching each other their respective native language. After all, the best way of learning a foreign language is to use it casually in a natural context: learning about Finnish campus life from a Finnish student, preparing your internship in Bordeaux with a Frenchman, discussing current news with an Italian or experiencing city life in Giessen with a fellow German student...