Language Centre

New

Starting on 02 Januar, 2018 in the Language Centre at HOST: the new German as a foreign language course for refugees. The course runs until 30 April, 2018 and is oriented towards level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR).  For course registration or more information, please contact the General Student Advice Office (allgemeine Studienberatung).

Teachers

Teachers for English Courses

(Obligatory in most programs of study)

Dr. Detlef Amling

Instructor of English for the technical programs of study

Building 4, Room 125

Phone: +49 3831 456628

detlef.amling@hochschule-stralsund.de

Julia Fechtner

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment


Sandra Astáras

Instructor of English - Business Informatics (WINF)

Building 4, Room 125a

Phone: +49 3831 456969

Sandra.Astaras@hochschule-stralsund.de

Simon Tribe (Director)

Director of the Language Centre

Instructor of English - Business Studies (BWL), Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)

Building 4, Room 126

Phone: +49 3831 456809

simon.tribe@hochschule-stralsund.de

Staff Bio:

Simon Tribe is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Linguistics. Simon also holds a post-graduate teaching certificate in TESL from the University of Toronto. Simon's teaching experience includes teaching English as a Foreign Language in Germany at the personal, corporate and university level including courses in English for Specific Purposes for Business English, Technical English and English for Academic Purposes. Simon has also taught intensive classes in English as a Second Language as well as English for Academic Purposes to students at the college level in Canada. As a speaker of German as a Foreign Languge himself, Simon can relate to the hopes and challenges of his students. Coupled with training in intercultural communicative competence, Simon thrives on the interaction with his students each semester that help the students achieve their own personal goals.

Cynthia L. Davis-Herpell

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Teachers of other languages

(Compulsory elective courses in the Leisure and Tourism (LTM) and Baltic Management Studies (BMS) programs

Corina Altmann

Instructor of Norwegian - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment


Dr. Rima Breitsprecher

Instructor of Russian - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Larissa Schaarschmidt

Instructor of French - Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

 

Sandra Astáras

Sandra Astáras

Faculty

Instructor of German as a foreign Language (DaF) - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 125a

Phone: +49 3831 456969

sandra.astaras@hochschule-stralsund.de

Julia Fechtner

Instructor of German as a foreign language - Baltic Management Studies (BMS), Swedish - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)/Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment


Georg Müller

Georg Müller

Faculty

Instructor of Swedish - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)/Leisure and Tourism Studies (LTM)

Building 4, Room 125a

Phone: +49 3831 456686
georg.mueller@hochschule-stralsund.de

Ángela Torres González

Instructor of Spanish I + II - Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Natalia Bodalska

Instructor of German as a foreign language for refugees

Building 4, Room 125

Phone: +49 3831 456602

natalia.bodalska@hochschule-stralsund.de

Fátima Luis Fumero

Instructor of Spanish III, IV, V - Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

 

Karin Ritthaler

Instructor of Polish - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 121a

 

Language Courses
English

Students in all Bachelor programs at HOST must complete obligatory courses either in Technical English or Business English. The scope of the language training is in accordance with the study- and examination guidelines of each program of study. Language Courses in English are oriented towards level B1+, B2 or C1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). Our Language Centre does not offer English courses for beginners.

German as a Foreign Language

Full-time international students enrolled in the Baltic Management Studies program (BMS) must complete obligatory courses in German as a foreign language from level A1 up to level B1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program. Subject to availability, these courses are also open to students of other programs.

In addition, each semester as circumstances require, the Language Centre also offers a course in German as a foreign language for refugees. This course is not a component of curricular language courses at HOST. If interested, please contact the General Student Advice Office (allgemeine Studienberatung) for more information.

Spanish

Should you enrol in the Leisure and Tourism Management program (LTM), you may choose Spanish as a compulsory elective course. Spanish begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds up to level B1+. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM) program.

Swedish

Students who enrol in the Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM) or Baltic Management Studies programs can choose Swedish as a compulsory elective course. Swedish begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds up to level B1+ or B1 respectively. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM) and Baltic Management Studies programs.

French

As part of the Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM) program, you can also choose French as a compulsory elective course. French begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds up to level B1+. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Leisure and Tourism Management (LTM) program.

Norwegian

Students enrolled in the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program may choose Norwegian as a compulsory elective course. Norwegian begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds to level B1. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program.

Russian

If you choose to study Baltic Management Studies (BMS), you may choose Russian as a compulsory elective course. Russian begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds to level A2+. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program.

Polish

[Translate to English:] Should you decide to enrol in the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program, you can choose to take Polish as a compulsory elective course (subject to availability). Polish begins with a level A1 general language course and proceeds to level A2+. The scope and level of the language training offered each semester is determined by the study- and examinations guidelines of the Baltic Management Studies (BMS) program.

FAQ
Who can take language courses at the Language Centre?

The study- and examination guidelines of each program of study determine which obligatory language course students must complete as well as which compulsory elective language courses students may choose from. When space is available, you may also take part in language courses that are not offered as part of your program of study. For more information on available spaces in a particular course, please contact our teachers directly.

Is class attendance in language courses optional? How many times am I allowed to miss class?

There is no official mandatory attendance policy at HOST: attendance is therefore voluntary. However, please exercise caution: regular attendance in our interactive language courses prepares you for the final examination at the end of the semester. Our dedicated teachers can gladly provide you with more information concerning the benefits of regular attendance.

May I attend a course without completing the final exam? Can I sit the course exam without having attended the language classes?

In a word: yes. However, when you are obligated to sit exams as a student at HOST depends on the study- and examinations guidelines of your program of study. Please contact your Study Coordinator and/or the General Student Advice Office (allgemeine Studienberatung) for more information.

Can I obtain an official language certificate at the Language Centre?

Students who have already completed final examinations for language courses at HOST can obtain a Confirmation of Exam Attendance from the Language Centre. Please note: the Language Centre is not a certified testing centre for internationally recognized language examinations such as TOEFL, Cambridge etc. Accordingly, our Language Centre does not offer specific preparation courses for such exams. Should you require such a certificate e.g. for an application to a Master’s program of study or an international scholarship, external providers for each specific language exam may be of assistance.

Is there a fee for taking language courses at the Language Centre?

For registered students at HOST there is no fee for taking the obligatory or compulsory elective language courses in your program of study.  Guest auditors may also take part in language courses at the Language Centre (subject to availability) by obtaining a guest student card. For more information concerning guest student cards, please contact the General Student Advice Office ( allgemeine Studienberatung).

Does the Language Centre also offer courses in German as a foreign language?

The Language Centre offers obligatory courses in German as a foreign language for full-time international students of the program Baltic Management Studies (BMS). These courses are also open to students of other programs (subject to availability). You can find more information on German as a foreign language courses under ‚Language Courses.

 In addition, each semester as circumstances require, the Language Centre also offers a course in German as a foreign language for refugees. This course is not a component of curricular language courses at HOST. If interested, please contact the General Student Advice Office ( allgemeine Studienberatung) for more information. 

Does the Language Centre also provide services such as translations, proofreading of CVs etc.?

The Language Centre at HOST is a central scientific facility of the University of Applied Sciences offering obligatory and compulsory elective language courses for the Schools. Our dedicated teachers are 100% committed to excellence in teaching. Accordingly, we cannot provide extra services such as translations, editing or the proofreading of CVs etc. 

What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR)?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) makes recommendations to both learners and teachers alike for how language acquisition can be made more transparent and comparable. The six levels of the CEFR (A1-C2) function as a basis for the development of curricula, second language learning materials and language certificates.