Foreign Languages as Elective Courses
With the exception of English, not every language will be offered as a beginner's course each semester. Please have a look at the LSF to find out in which terms your preferred class will be offered.
We recommend to allow at least three to four semesters for learning a new language. A meaningful conversation will only be possible at a certain level (A2 / B1 according to CEFR ).
If you already have knowledge of a language (e.g. 4-5 years of french in school) it is possible to start on a higher course level. To find a suiting course, please read the course descriptions in LSF or ask CLIC for help. If you aren't sure about your current level, you can take a quick placement test here.
For more information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its implementation at RWU, please click here.
German as a Foreign Language
For international students, CLIC offeres crash courses before the start of lectures as well as follow-up courses during the semester. It is highly recommended to visit the crash courses, as they will be the base for all follow-up classes. For more information about German as a Foreign Language classes, please visit the LSF.
Crash courses in winter semester
In winter semester, crash courses start two weeks before lectures begin, with a total of 50 lessons.
Crash courses in summer semester
In summer semester, crash courses start one week before of lectures begin, with a total of 35 lessons.
Intercultural Communication Seminars
The following seminars about intercultural communication are offered on a regular basis:
Intercultural Sensitization: In one weekend, students of all fields and nationalities take a closer look at interculturality.