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Course offering for exchange students

English-language Courses in the Winter Semester (Status: October 2020)

Please find the list of courses further below under "downloads"

 

English-language Courses in the Summer Semester (status October 2020)

Please find the list of courses further below under "downloads"

 

Research Projects (for the academic year 2020/ 21)

You will find a list of research projects open to international students below under "downloads"

 

International Academy

The International Academy was founded in 2008 in order to offer our international partners an extensive range of English-language courses in the field of Technology Management. The program comprises two full-time (30 ECTS credits per) semesters featuring courses in the field of Innovation and Business, taught in the English language. The summer semester focuses on International Business and the winter semester concentrates on Innovation Management and New Technologies in a Business Environment.

The target group is primarily students of business administration or industrial engineering. However, the courses could also be taken as electives by other types of engineering students who are interested in business topics, as no specialized prior expertise is required. The International Academy was designed with flexibility in mind. Students can:

  •     Start with either the winter or the summer semester
  •     Take only one of the two semesters if desired
  •     Select individual courses from the International Academy and combine them with other courses if necessary

Please see the International Academy brochure below for more information, including the current list of courses.

 

German Classes

"German as a Foreign Language" (DAF) courses are offered for all different levels of ability. We categorize the level of our German classes using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The CEFR, which was initiated by the Council of Europe, aims to make foreign language learning more transparent and more standardized across borders. This facilitates the mutual recognition of language certificates and promotes cooperation between educational institutions in different countries. Both the DAAD and the Goethe Institute use the CEFR standard.

The CEFR has defined levels of language proficiency, assessed according to various communication skills, productive and receptive competencies, and language proficiency as it applies to specific purposes. The levels range from A1 for beginners to C2, which represents the highest level of linguistic mastery.

The DAF (German as a foreign language) classes offered at Ravensburg-Weingarten University include intensive courses before the start of the lectures period and courses which take place over the course of the semester. While there may be some variation, the following typically applies:

1. Intensive Courses Before the Beginning of the Lecture Period

Summer semester: 1-week course comprising 5 days with 5 hours and 15 minutes of class time per day (7 teaching units*) for a total of 35 units. A1, A2, B1, and B2 level courses are usually offered.

Winter semester: 2-week course for a total of ten days. Every day features 3 hours and 45 minutes of class time (5 teaching units) for a total of 50 units. A1, A2, B1, and B2 level courses are usually offered.

2. Courses Taken Over the Course of the Lecture Period

These courses are intended to function as a continuation of an intensive course taken before the start of the lecture period. As a consequence, there is no semester-long class for true beginners. These German classes end with a final evaluation (an exam for levels A1 - B2 or a presentation for levels C1 & C2). Class attendance must be at least 80% for the students to take the final and in the case of compulsory classes, 100% attendance is required. The number of ECTS credits awarded after passing the final exam will vary depending upon (and be decided by) the respective degree program in which the student is enrolled.

Levels A1, A2, B1, and B2 have 3 hours of class time (4 teaching units) per week. C1 and C2 level courses have only 90 minutes (2 units) of class per week.

All courses are subject to minimum enrollment limits, and a class may be canceled if too few students have registered for it.

 

*1 teaching unit = 45 minutes

Downloads

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download English Lectures, WS 20_21 update
download List of English Lectures in the WS 20_21
List of English Lectures in the WS 20_21
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download International Academy Brochure
download Description of International Academy and overview of the lectures offered
Description of International Academy and overview of the lectures offered
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