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Learning foreign languages at CLIC

Learn new languages or deepen your existing knowledge - this opportunity is offered by the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) at RWU. Whether you want to use your language skills professionally or privately, a new language opens new doors.

CLIC offers a wide range of courses in foreign languages and intercultural competence for

With teachers from all over the world, language courses from Turkish to English, from Italian to Japanese are offered at various language levels. In addition to language courses, CLIC is also a testing center for international language certificates and placement tests.

You will find the current course offerings on LSF. Click here for the provisional timetable for the winter term 2023/2024.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The aim of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is to provide a tool for setting standards and achieving a higher degree of transparencyin language learning and teaching. It so facilitates the mutual recognition of language qualfications and certificates and promotes cooperation between educational institutions in different countries. Both, international language certificates (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS, etc.) as well as DAAD language tests and DaF certificates such as Goethe, TestDaF and telc work on this basis. So, CLIC's language courses also conform to the levels of the CEFR.

The framework defines language proficiency levels in order to assess language skills in the areas of communicative competence, productive and receptive skills, and language competence for specific purposes. These levels and their equivalents range from A1 for beginners to C2 for the highest linguistic level. For a detailed breakdown of the respective competencies at a language level, please click here.

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Workplace training

Language courses for RWU staff starting March 18

Starting in March, the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) will once again be offering English courses for RWU faculty and staff as well as many other language courses. Registration until March 8, 2024.

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Digitaler TestDaF an der RWU: Digitale Prüfung Deutsch als Fremdsprache am CLIC, dem Sprachenzentrum der RWU

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Digital test German as foreign language

International Language Certificate German as a Foreign Language / On 6th February, RWU offers the opportunity to take the TestDaF as a digital exam.

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Cherasco

Exchange with Cherasco

"Networking with people from all over the world"

Since 2020, the RWU has taken part in the literature event "Cherasco Storia". Now a return visit from northern Italy took place in Weingarten.

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Gruppenfoto Schülergruppe aus Avellino

Cooperation

An italian week at RWU

For one week, the RWU had a visit from a group of students and their German teacher from Avellino.

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Students

Discover the world of languages at RWU!

The language courses offered at RWU Ravensburg-Weingarten University include:

  • Professional English as a compulsory subject
  • Language courses in English and other languages as electives
  • German as a foreign language for international students
  • Seminars on Intercultural Communication as an elective subject

The language program is not only available to RWU students, but also to students enrolled at the University of Education Weingarten (PH Weingarten) as well as to external guest students.

The language instructors teaching at the university are almost exclusively native speakers. If the language is spoken in different countries of the world, as, in particular, is the case with English and Spanish, CLIC seeks a broad variety of the countries of origin. For instance, our English teachers come from Great Britain, Ireland, the United States, Canada, and Australia, and our Spanish teachers are of Spanish and Latin American origin. In this way, you will get in touch with the different accents and dialects during.

Click here for the provisional timetable for the winter term 2023/2024.

Studierende im Sprachunterricht.

Foreign languages as an elective

For further information about our current language program, please click here. Generally, the courses are held in classroom.

We recommend that you allow for at least three to four semesters for learning a foreign language. Only after having achieved a  certain language level (A2-B1 according to the GER), is it possible to communicate actively and appropriately in a foreign language.

If you have previous knowledge (e.g. 4-5 years of school French) it is possible to start at a higher course level. Please note the course descriptions on LSF or ask CLIC. If you are not sure which level you are currently at, we recommend to take a short placement test online, please click here.

For more information on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its implementation at RWU CLIC, please click here.

Studierende im Intercultural Sensitization Seminar.
Quelle: CLIC

German as a foreign language

CLIC offers to international students both, during-term courses (follow-up courses) as well as intensive courses prior to the start of lectures.
Attendance of both courses (intensive course and follow-up courses) is compulsory. For more information about the German courses, please see LSF.

German as a foreign Language Intensive courses WINTER TERM

In general, the German courses start two weeks before the start of lectures.

GERMAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE INTENSIVE COURSES SUMMER TERM

In the summer semester, the German courses generally start one week before the start of lectures.

Seminars on intercultural communication

The following seminar on Intercultural Communication is offered on a regular basis:

Intercultural SensitizationStudents from all disciplines and of all nationalities learn about interculturality from close up during one weekend.

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For more current offers, please see LSF.

Guest students

What is a guest STUDENT?

Even if you are not enrolled as a regular student at our university, you are welcome to participate in our language courses. To do so, you have to apply for a guest student status. Guest students are persons at a university who attend courses without being officially enrolled as students. For that reason, a guest student fee is paid, which allows participation in seminars and courses, but also access to libraries. Registration as a guest student is valid for one semester.

If a language course is fully booked with regular students, we are afraid the application as a guest student cannot be considered.

How much is the guest student fee?

The amount you have to pay depends on the number of teaching units / semester hours (SWS) you wish to attend. A teaching unit is 45 minutes.

Up to 4 teaching units per week: EUR 180,00
 5 to 8 teaching units per week: EUR 340.00

How do I apply??

In the Student Administration Office download area you can download the application for enrollment as a guest student. For further information please contact CLIC.

If your application for enrollment as a guest student has been approved, you will receive a notification of charges (invoice) and a guest student ID card valid for one semester sent out by the Student Administration Office. You will receive more detailed information on the selected course (coursebook, directions, building and room details) by e-mail from CLIC in due time before the course begins. If you pass the exam required for the course (usually a written exam at the end of the semester or a portfolio exam), you will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the semester, which will be sent to you by mail.

Registration

Registration for a language course

You register on LSF for the language courses. To do so, you need a valid university user account, which you will receive when you enroll at the university. You can also deregister from a language course via LSF.

For all language courses, general enrollment periods are defined on LSF during which you can register for the courses. Belated registration is possible only in coordination with the Language Center.

To ensure that the desired elective language course takes place, please register for the course in good time. In order for a course to take place, the minimum number of registrations is 10.

Registering for an exam

You will find all CLIC elective exams in the folder WAHLFÄCHER under your Prüfungsanmeldungen GRUNDSTUDIUM. For further information, please see FAQ Prüfungen und Abschlussarbeiten.

Any Questions?

For questions about languages, please contact clic@rwu.de .

For questions about Professional English please contact english-team@rwu.de

For questions about German as a foreign language, please contact Anna.Geisler@rwu.de in contact.

Language service/translations

Are you looking for the English equivalent of a German term concerning university life and education?

The RWU Glossary German-English (Excel file) will help you. It is regularly updated and expanded by CLIC. Suggestions, modifications and amendments are welcome any time. Please get in touch with Dolores Müller .

Translations

The Landeskoordinationsstelle für Übersetzungsangelegenheiten im Hochschulwesen Baden-Württemberg offers translation assistance in the following areas:

  • Advice on all aspects of English translation, terminology, websites, web relaunch and linguistic internationalization
  • Translation of cross-university documents that are relevant to several universities and may be made available for use in data-adjusted form in the portal of the Landeskoordinationsstelle
  • Development and provision of as well as comprehensive consulting on the topic of university terminology

The services offered by the Landeskkordinationsstelle are currently free of charge and are aimed at all state universities and universities of applied sciences in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Contact

For all kinds of German-English and English-German fee-based translations as well as for fee-based proofreading/editing of English texts, feel free to get in touch with our English teachers Luke Boardman or Sophie Zinke .

Downloads

download Flyer Landeskoordinationsstelle für Übersetzungsangelegenheiten im Hochschulwesen Baden-Württemberg
Flyer Landeskoordinationsstelle für Übersetzungsangelegenheiten im Hochschulwesen Baden-Württemberg
Flyer Landeskoordinationsstelle für Übersetzungsangelegenheiten im Hochschulwesen Baden-Württemberg
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download RWU Glossar Deutsch-Englisch
Excel Tabelle Stand 08/2023
Excel Tabelle Stand 08/2023
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We are CLIC
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We are CLIC

.... the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication. We are

  • 5 RWU staff members
  • a large number of native speakers from different countries and cultural backgrounds who run the CLIC language courses with great commitment and competence each semester.

Are you ready to

  • attend high-quality language courses that incorporate communicative participant- and activity-oriented didactic concepts, new media as well as regional/intercultural knowledge and strategies for autonomous learning into the teaching process?
  • perfect your English?
  • refresh or extend your school language skills (French, Italian, Spanish)?
  • learn new languages such as Brazilian-Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese or Turkish?
  • navigate linguistically and culturally confidently, appropriately and actively in everyday, academic and professional contexts?

Language and intercultural competencies have become a key qualification across professions in an international environment. We would like to support you in building and developing these competencies and prepare you for stays abroad. Any questions? Then please get in touch .

Contact & People

General contact details

Email clic@rwu.de
Professional English english-team@rwu.de
German as a foreign language anna.geisler@rwu.de
On campus
Building C
Leibnizstr. 11
88250 Weingarten
Outside the campus
RWU University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 30 22
D 88216 Weingarten
 

Head of Department

Natalia De Pascale Speck

Leiterin CLIC Sprachenzentrum
Director CLIC Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
Natalia de Pascale-Speck

Coordination

Dolores Müller

Koordinatorin/Coordinator
Webredakteurin, Brandschutzhelferin

Professional English

Monja de Silva M.A.

Lektorin für Englisch / Lecturer for English
 Monja de Silva

German as a foreign language

Anna Geisler M.A.

Lektorin für Deutsch als Fremdsprache