Course Catalogue

International Office Courses

Courses offered by the International Office

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 1A/German as a Foreign Language course 1A (DAF1A)
Course Code: IOWS20DAF1A
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. Further, students will learn about food and eating, invitations, travelling, celebrations, living and clothes. Concerning the grammar, following issues will be treated: conjugation of verbs, making questions, prepositions, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, plural, negation, cases (Accusative), modal verbs. Also past tense, special verbs (separable verbs) and the subjunctive mood will be treated.

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language  Course 1B /German as a Foreign Language (DAF1B)
Course Code: IOWS20DAF1B/IOWS20DAF1B
Lecturer: Claudia Kleinferchner 
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. Further, students will learn about food and eating, invitations, travelling, celebrations, living and clothes. Concerning the grammar, following issues will be treated: conjugation of verbs, making questions, prepositions, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, plural, negation, cases (Accusative), modal verbs. Also past tense, special verbs (separable verbs) and the subjunctive mood will be treated.

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 2 (DAF 2)
Course Code: IOWS20DAF2
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: activities in the past, way descriptions, living, in town, appointments, wishes and plans for the future, health and Illness, clothes and the weather. With regard to grammar, following issues will be treated: local prepositions, possessive pronouns, verbs with Dativ, temporal prepositions and imperative.

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Course 3 (DAF 3)
Course Code: IOWS20DAF3
Lecturer: Helmut Prodinger 
ECTS-Credits: 4
Level: A2/B1
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.

Course Title: Understanding Austrian Culture & Society 
Course Code: IOWS20UACS
Lecturer: Tina Gsenger
ECTS-Credits: 4
Type: ILV Lecture with integrated project work and assignments
Language: English
Course Content: This course provides the most important information on and insights into Austria. A country that has a lot of history and scenic beauty to offer. In addition to historical, political and geographical facts, students will gain a broader impression of the various influences that have shaped Austrian society and its cultural and national identity. Austrian values, traditions, customs and ways of life are discussed in detail. Different aspects of Austrian culture are explored and cultural differences or similarities will be discussed. Students continuously reflect on their experiences and become aware of their own cultural conditioning. During an excursion, students can deepen their Austrian experience.

Course Title: Working in Multicultural Teams (TEAM A&B)
Course Code: IOWS20WIMTA & IOWS20WIMTB
Lecturer: Genevieve Navisotschnig
ECTS-Credits: 4
Type: ILV Lecture with integrated project work
Language: English
Course Content: An exchange semester provides rich opportunities to interact with people from other cultures and broaden perspectives. This course aims to enhance intercultural awareness so that these encounters are more valuable. The ability to work well in a multicultural environment is an increasingly sought after competence in the workplace. Participants, who as a group come from multiple cultural backgrounds, will be stimulated to consider the concept of culture, with a reflection on their own perspective and personal journey as a starting point. Build onto existing knowledge through sharing encounters, teamwork and the consideration of effective questioning. Broaden understanding through the experience of business people who can compare and contrast their experience of working with other cultures and in other countries. Identify benefits and possible underlying causes of the challenges within multicultural teams through analyzing case studies. Conflict management will be explored and in group discussions resolutions to issues will be worked out. Roleplay and simulation, theoretical concepts and literature will support learning.

Course Title: Internship Cultural Coaching
Course Code: IOSS20ICCAPR / IOSS20ICCJUN
Lecturer: Genevieve Navisotschnig
ECTS-Credits: 2
Type: ILV Lecture with integrated project work
Language: English
Course Content: The goal of this coaching course is to deepen intercultural awareness and curiosity, with the aim of enhancing cultural experience.  Students are challenged to explore their own cultural perspectives and biases.  Through this process, unique aspects of other cultures are recognised and meaningful exchanges can take place. Topics include verbal and non-verbal communication, assumptions, norms, ritual, values, time and space orientations, company culture and feedback styles and reflections.  Learning is interactive, using cultural models and exercises, to stimulate round table discussions.   Writing six journal entries relating to cultural encounters while abroad, aims to deepen and cultural experience and enhance personal growth.  A final report on return should summarise the overall cultural learning journey.

Guidelines:  Guidelines Tandem Learning

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