Incoming Students

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Lectures and Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Incoming exchange students can choose among courses offered by the respective degree programme and the courses offered by the International Office.

For further information on internships, academic issues, courses, course selection and provisional learning agreements, please, contact the international coordinators of the degree programme.

Courses offered by the International Office

Course Title: German as a Foreign Language Intensive Course 1a (DaFIK1A)/German as a Foreign Language course 1A (DAF1A)
Course Code: IOSS19DAFIK1A/IOWS19DAF1A
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 Intensive Course 1B (DAFIK 1B)/German as a Foreign Language (DAF1B)
Course Code: IOWS19DAFIK1B/IOWS19DAF1B
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: IOWS19DAF2
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: IOWS19DAF3
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: IOWS19UACS
Lecturer: Teresa Rieger
ECTS-Credits: 4
Type: ILV Lecture with integrated project work
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.

Course Title: Working in Multicultural Teams (TEAM A&B)
Course Code: IOWS19WIMTA & IOWS19WIMTB
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.

Guidelines:  Guidelines Tandem Learning

Registration:  Application Form

Courses for Incoming Students of the Respective Degree Programmes