Lectures and Courses for Incoming Students

Courses run by the International Office: Winter Term 2016/17
(specially designed for international students)

International Office Courses Winter Term 2016/17 [pdf]

German as a Foreign Language Intensive Course A

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Intensive Course A
Course Code: IOWS16DAFIKA
Lecturer: Martina Stabauer
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A1
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content:
The main topics to be worked on in this German class are: greet and introduce yourself, my family, shopping – food and clothes, my flat – furniture and rooms, activities in my spare time, to arrange appointments – small talk, travel and means of transport, my day and feasts. Further, following grammar will be dealt with: conjugation of verbs, making questions and answer, Articles (defined, undefined, negative), plural, prepositions, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, negation, cases (Accusative), modal verbs and past tense (Perfect).

German as a Foreign Language Intensive Course B

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Intensive Course B
Course Code: IOWS16DAFIKB
Lecturer: Heike Vogel-Schulze
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A1
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content:
In this German course following topics will be worked on: introducing oneself, my family, shopping, my flat, my day, activities in my spare time. Concerning the grammar, following issues will be treated: conjugation of verbs, making questions, prepositions, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, plural, negation, cases (Accusative), modal verbs.

German as a Foreign Language Course 2/A

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 2/A
Course Code: IOWS16DAF2A
Lecturer: Martina Stabauer
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A1/A2
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content:
The main topics to be worked on in this German class are: greet and introduce yourself, my family, shopping – food and clothes, my flat – furniture and rooms, activities in my spare time/hobbies, to arrange appointments – small talk, travel and means of transport, my day, feasts as well as body and health. Further, following grammar will be dealt with: conjugation of verbs, making questions and answer, Articles (defined, undefined, negative, plural), prepositions (local & temporal), possessive pronouns & personal pronouns, negation, cases, modal verbs and past tense.

German as a Foreign Language Course 2/B

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 2/B
Course Code: IOWS16DAF2B
Lecturer: Heike Vogel-Schulze
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A1/A2
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content:
In this German course following topics will be worked on: travelling, my day, in the city, health and sickness, weather, clothing as well as look and personality. Concerning the grammar, following issues will be treated: making questions, prepositions, simple past tense, the imperative, the sentence structure, the subjunctive, modal verbs and past tense (Perfect).

German as a Foreign Language Course 3

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 3
Course Code: IOWS16DAF3
Lecturer: Claudia Wörndl
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A2
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content:
In this course following topics will be worked on: occupation and work, studies and university, health and sickness, leisure activities, eating out, shopping, Austrian Life and Culture. Furthermore, following grammar will be dealt with: present tense, past tense, future tense, adjectives (comparatives and superlatives), sentence structure, modal verbs and prepositions.

German as a Foreign Language Course 4

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 4
Course Code: IOWS16DAF4
Lecturer: Petra Jancik
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: B1
Teaching Units: 28 units
Course Content: In this German course following topics will be worked on: description of countries, directions, daily life, tourism, sports. Regarding the grammar following issues will be treated: Accusative and Dative (review), declination of adjectives (positive, comparative, superlative, past tense, future tense, modal verbs, subjunctive and conditional.

Understanding Austrian Culture & Society

Course Title: Understanding Austrian Culture & Society 
Course Code: IOWS16UACS
Lecturer: Mag. Mag. Teresa Rieger, MPA
ECTS-Credits: 4
Type: ILV
Language: English
Course Content:
The course aims to provide background information and first-hand experience of the Austrian culture and way of life. A historical and contemporary perspective serves as basis for this analysis. After an historical, political and geographical introduction, students will get particular insight on the various influences that impacted the Austrian society and its cultural and national identity. Students will constantly reflect on their experiences and become aware of their own cultural conditioning. Values, traditions, customs and Austria’s culture in general will be explored by in class discussions, interviewing native Austrians and by participating in excursions.

Effective Communication in Multicultural Teams

Course Title: Effective Communication in Multicultural Teams 
Course Code: IOWSCC16IL
Lecturer: Rosalyn Baldonado Eder, MA
ECTS-Credits: 4
Type: ILV Lecture with integrated project work
Language: English

Course Content: The Salzburg University of Applied Sciences (FHS) aims to develop students’ social competence by integrating teamwork and project work in its curriculum. Social competence, particularly in working in and with multicultural teams is a skill-set that is highly valued in the workplace. In this course, students will be introduced to the general concepts of communication, group dynamics and team role theory with special focus on the impact of culture and how to deal with the challenges of working in a multicultural environment. The dimensions will be discussed through reflective activities and case studies to help students increase self-awareness and awareness of “others” and manage cross-cultural situations effectively. Additionally, actual experiences of the participants with regards to working with “local” and “international” colleagues will be discussed and reflected to support their successful integration in the FHS structure and culture.

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