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Courses & Registration

Studierende im Unterricht
Students

The following language and intercultural communicaiton courses are offered at Ravensburg-Weingarten University:

  • Professional English as compulsory courses
  • Language courses in English and other languages as elective courses
  • German as a foreign language for international students
  • Intecultural Communication Seminars as elective courses

Not only students of RWU may participate in classes offered by CLIC, but also PH-students as well as external guest auditors.

Lecturers for languages are almost exclusively native speakers. If a language is spoken in multiple parts of the world, as it's especially the case with English and Spanish, CLIC strives to offer a large variety of accents and dialects. Our English teachers originate from Great Britain, Ireland, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and also the lecturers for Spanish come from Spain as well as Latin America.

Studierende im Sprachunterricht.

Foreign Languages as Elective Courses

All offered language courses can be found here in the LSF.

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.

Studierende im Intercultural Sensitization Seminar.
Quelle:
CLIC

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.

 

Zwei Leiter des Intercultural Sensitization Seminars.

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.

Intercultural Communications - Talking effectively to the English-speaking world

Creative Problem Solving

Intercultural Communication in the Arabic World

Guest Auditors

Even if you are not registered as a student at RWU, you may participate in all CLIC classes. Therefore, you have to apply for auditing. Your auditor status will be valid for one semester.

Unfortunately, if your desired course is fully occupied by regular students, your application for auditing cannot be accepted.

Auditing Fees

The cost of your auditing fee depends on the number of lessons you wish to participate in. One lesson is 45 minutes long.

Up to 4 lessons per week: 180,00€
From 5 to 8 lessons per week: 340,00€

How do I apply for auditing?

You can download an application for auditing here. For more information, please ask CLIC.

As soon as your application has been accepted, you will recieve a notification of charges and an auditing ID valid for one semester by our student administration office. Additional information about your selected course such as required textbooks, directions sketch and details about the courses room and building will be sent to you via email by CLIC. If you meet the required conditions for passing the class (usually a portfolio or an exam at the end of the semester) you will recieve a certificate of attendance via mail.

Registration

Course registrations are effected via LSF. By enrolling at the RWU you get a university user account needed to register on LSF. Signing off a course is carried out via LSF as well.

There are specified registration periods for all language courses on LSF. Within this period of time you can register for the courses. Registrations at a later date are only possible in agreement with CLIC.

In order to ensure that a course takes place (minimum attendance: 10), please register in due time.

Registration for exams

Registration for exams of courses offered by CLIC do not, as is usual for compulsory classes within a study program, effected via LSF but via the QM portal. To get there, go to LSF and click "Studienverlauf, MySPO, Vertiefungsrichtung wählen ...", which can be found unter My Functions. Enter your RWU login details (the same ones used for LSF, webmail etc.) into the newly opened window and click Login. From here, navigate to the interface for elective course registration.