Study Infos

Languages

The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein Tirol places great emphasis on internationality in teaching and learning. As languages are an important component of internationality, foreign language training plays an important role. The Competence Center Languages was created at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein for this particular reason. It promotes multilingualism and handles requests for language training and certification. Consultations can be arranged at any time.

Good language skills are not only necessary when studying abroad but also prepare students for their future jobs. After all, multilingualism is of great importance within the international and EU economy. Demand is on the rise for graduates who are ready for the international labor market.

QUALITY AND MODERN TEACHING

The foundation for excellent language training are excellent instructors. All instructors at the University of Applied Sciences Kufstein are highly qualified and regularly participated in professional development. The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein places great importance on communicative and application oriented language courses.

LANGUAGE OFFERING

  • The University of Applied Sciences Kufstein offers professional training in the following languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, French, Russian, and Spanish. Detailed information on the offered languages is available here.
  • Additionally, co-curricular courses are offered on demand by the FH Kufstein Tirol International Business School GmbH so that students can also pursue additional language acquisition courses in different languages. Course offering is based on demand.
  • The language courses offered through the Language Center as part of bachelor degree programs follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and divides language training into basic users (level A1 / A2), independent users (level B1 / B2) and proficient users (level C1 / C2).

Language education in bachelor degree programs – full time (FT)

Language education as part of the full time bachelor degree programs is designed to meet the needs of the aspired career field of the graduates as well as prepare them for the required study abroad. The course offering is outlined in the following table:

* Course offering based on demand

** The English Preparatory Seminar is an extracurricular program offered by the FH Kufstein Tirol International Business School GmbH. The English Preparatory Seminar includes intensive language training, takes place prior to the start of the first semester and is associated with additional costs.

 

Language Education in the Bachelor Degree programs – part time (PT)

Language education as part of the part time degree programs is designed to meet the needs of the current and aspired future occupational activities of the graduates, the heterogeneity of the language competencies of the students, and the preparation for future academic use as part of post graduate studies or continued education. 

The course offering is outlined in the following table:

** The English Preparatory Seminar is an extracurricular program offered by the FH Kufstein Tirol International Business School GmbH.  The English Preparatory Seminar includes intensive language training, takes place prior to the start of the first semester and is associated with additional costs.

MEMBERSHIPS

AKS (Workgroup of Language Centers), CercleS (European Confederation of Language Centers in Higher Education)

R&D, COOPERATION & RESEARCH IN TEACHING

The research focus of the Language Center includes English as an international language (intercultural pragmatism), culture and literary studies, computer-based analysis of language, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, media usage in language teaching, blended learning and general didactic research.

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