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English Language Courses for Exchange Students in WiSe 2022/2023

During this hybrid semester at Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, some lectures will be held online. At Stud.IP, students can access the meetings via the lectures, which are held via BigBlueButton (BBB).

Faculty of Business and Economics

Accounting5Prof Gemeinhardt
Economics of Strategy5Prof Hüschelrath
Marketing5Ms Kotsch
Microeconomics5Ms Kotsch
Soft Skills8Prof Herbert/Prof Richert
Principles of Economics5Ms Fröbrich
Digital Business5Prof Garcia
Corporate Finance5Prof Garcia
Current Topics in Marketing5Prof Ullrich

Fakulty of Computer Science

Faculty of Business Law

Capital Budgeting2,5Prof. Schellberg
Anglo-American Bankruptcy Management2,5Prof. Schellberg
International Sales Law & Arbitration2,5Prof. Schackmar
Foundations of Corporate Law Prof. Geng
Austrian School Prof. Geng

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

International Engineering Week
2.5Prof Kolev
Fundamentals of Vibration Engineering5Prof Behn
Fossils and Bio Fuels, Lubricants and Plastics5Ms Beugel
Simulation of Motion5Prof Weidner
Finite Elements Method5Prof Raßbach 
Surface Engineering & Coatings Technology5Prof Dorner-Reisel
Laser Technology5Prof Behn
Intercultural Learning and Event Management2.5Prof Kolev
Thermodynamics Ms Vitenk, Prof Kolev

Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Automatic Control5Prof. Schweigel
Automation Control5Prof. Bachmann
Artificial Intelligence5Prof. Bachmann
Digital Signal Processing5Prof. Roppel 
Microelectronic Technologies5Prof. Knechtel
Sensor Systems5Prof. Knechtel
Digital Signal Processing for Engineering Applications5Prof. Roppel

International School

(a) Language and Communication: German 

In the study area “Language and Communication: German” we offer general German language courses and applied lectures. Intensive German language prep-courses during the semester break enable all foreign students to study in German. The prep-courses and the intensive course “Deutsch Interaktiv und Interkulturell” involve a small personal financial contribution. The free German language courses during the semester address all foreign students wishing to develop or broaden their German skills during their stay in Germany. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. There is a placement test at the beginning of the semester to classify students according to the ECFR levels A1 to C1. Additionally, incoming students are kindly invited to register for the courses of the Centre for Key Skills (in German language) here. The range of courses is as follows: 

German Language A1.15Ms Petschauer
German Language A1.25Ms Petschauer
German Language A2.15Ms Lahmann
German Language A2.25Ms Lahmann
German Language B1.15Ms Hein
German Language B1.25Ms Hein
German Language B2.15Mr Renz
German Language B2.25Mr Renz
German Language C1.15Mr Renz

(b) Language and Communication: English 

In the study area “Language and Communication” we offer applied English language courses that are complemented by lectures on intercultural sensitisation. The courses on “Business English” prepare the students for demanding professional activities in an international context and are also offered within several skill levels. They are not designed for native speakers and have a limited number of participants. The complementary courses on interculturality aim at an enlightened and reflected foreign experience with intercultural awareness. Additionally, we offer tailored courses on academic writing and reading in an international context. The range of courses is as follows: 

Academic Reading3Mr Rausch
Academic Writing3Mr Rausch
Business English (beginners)3Ms Bagchi
Business English (pre-intermediate)3Ms Müller
Business English (upper-intermediate/advanced)3Ms Müller
Intercultural Business Communication6Ms Bagchi
Personal Branding3Ms Wassink
Intercultural Training for Incoming and Outgoing Students1Marina Schefer M.Sc.

(c) Introduction to German Studies 

The study area “Introduction to German Studies” is supposed to facilitate the students’ orientation in the host country, to sensitise them to cultural and country-specific characteristics in Germany as well as to impart knowledge on Germany’s higher education system. Students are highly recommended to join the introductory workshop in English. Furthermore, the International Office offers field trips to various destinations in order for the students to gather country-specific experience outside the study location. It should be noted that these trips are not compensated with credit points and involve a small personal financial contribution. The range of courses is as follows: 

Introduction to German Studies4Dr Hornung
Applied German Studies: Berlin1Dr Hornung
Applied German Studies: Munich1Mr Rausch

(d) Introduction to European Studies

The study area “Introduction to International Relations and European Studies” addresses students from outside Europe as well as all other students interested in the socio-scientific analysis of international relations. There is a specific introduction in every semester, which is also suitable for beginners. The range of courses is as follows: 

Introduction to European Studies2Dr Hornung

(e) International Electives 

The range of courses within the area “International Electives” is supplemented by courses on changing subjects in English. Those events cover comprehensive international aspects relevant to students from all fields. The range of courses is as follows: 

Start-Up-Thinking and Entrepreneurial Spirit3Ms Wassink
Principles of Marketing3Ms Bagchi
Intercultural Training for Incoming and Outgoing Students1Marina Schefer M.Sc.
Design Thinking Ms Wassink