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Other Languages at the FSZ

Other languages at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Special Languages (FSZ)

With regard to other languages, currently 10 less commonly taught languages are offered at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Special Languages (FSZ), according to a detailed analysis - carried out at the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Special Languages (FSZ) 2008/2009 - of the needs of students and study facilities at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The languages offered include

  • ancient languages (ancient Greek and Latin),
  • modern languages (currently Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish) and
  • German Sign Language.

Our aim:

Our main goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn the most commonly requested languages, to a level sufficient for independent use of language at level B1; so that, for example, studying, research, placements and field trips abroad are no problem.  Our offers are open to students from all faculties. Furthermore, via regular assessment of needs, we continually strive to improve and expand our range of language courses. 

We offer:

  • Intensive language training, 4 lessons per week, from complete beginners to level B1. Once completion of the courses at level B1 has been reached, learning may be continued via tandem learning and other forms of independent learning. 
  • Beginners' courses in the winter semester 
  • Advanced courses in the summer semester
  • Courses during the semester
  • Intensive block courses during semester breaks
  • Intensive block courses during semester breaks with a stay in the target-language country (Poland, Russia)

Courses and seminars for other languages in the winter semester 2017/2018

How we teach:

  • Intensive language learning is offered.
  • With modern languages, the focus is on communicative, task and project-oriented language lessons. 
  • We consider language acquisition also to be the key to comprehension of culture, regional studies and mentality.
  • The lessons are supported through the use of multimedia learning materials. 
  • In many of our courses, native speaking language assistants aid the teachers to teach the participants their own native language and cultural knowledge, as well as motivating independent language use (oral or written) as much as possible. Language assistants are students, either studying or completing a semester abroad at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. 
  • From level A2 our courses are supplemented by tandem learning via Skype and emails. Course participants, can thus communicate with students in the target language country.

Cooperation:

Within the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Special Languages (FSZ): Multilingual courses - tests and exams

Within Leibniz Universität Hannover: Institute for Special Education, interdisciplinary Bachelor

Outside of Leibniz Universität Hannover:

  • Poznań University of Economics (Poland)/ Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Poznaniu / (Katedra Makroekonomii i Badań nad Gospodarką Narodową) 
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland) / Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu / (Instytut Filologii Germańskiej) 
  • University of Arts Poznań (Poland) / Uniwersytet Artystyczny w Poznaniu / (Biuro ds. Współpracy z Zagranicą)
  • St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbSPU) 
  • Federal association of Polish teachers