Language Centre

An increasingly internationalized job market requires university graduates to have outstanding foreign language skills. The HOST Language Center offers an opportunity to take compulsory and optional foreign language courses in all faculties. To be precise, the offer includes compulsory courses in technical or business English or German as a foreign language as well as optional courses in Spanish, Swedish, French, Norwegian, Russian, Polish and German as a foreign language.

Simon Tribe

Leiter des Sprachenzentrums

Tel:

+49 3831 45 6809

Room:

126, Haus 4

Teachers

Teachers for Language Courses

(Obligatory in most programs of study)

Simon Tribe

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

 

Courses

  • BWLB2112 - Business English II (B2)
  • LTM8B330 - Business English I (C1)

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

 

Courses

  • MBB5300 - Technical English (B2)
  • MBDB5300 - Technical English II (B2)
  • MSEB5300 - Technical English (B2)
  • PMB5300 - English for Economics and Technology (B2)

Sandra Astáras

Instructor of English - Business Informatics (WINF) / German

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

Building 4, Room 125a

Phone: +49 3831 456969

Sandra.Astaras@hochschule-stralsund.de

 

Courses

  • BMSIB1510 - German as a Foreign Language I (A1)
  • BMSIB2710 - German as a Foreign Language III (B1)
  • WINFB1300 - English I (B2)
  • WINFB2400 - English II (B2+)

Cynthia Davis-Herpell

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • BWLB2112 - Business English II (B2)
  • WIB5300 - English for Economics and Technology II (B2)

 

Julia Fechtner

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • WINFB2400 - English II (B2+)
  • WINFB4910 - Anvanced Communication Practice (B2/B2+)
  • SMIB2600 - Technisches Englisch I (B2)

Tim Packard

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • WINFM1310 - Anvanced Writing Practice (B2)

Karen Anne Key

Instructor of English

Building 4, Room 125, by appointment

 

Courses

  • WINFB1300 - English I (B2)
  • ETB5200 - Technical English (B2)
  • SMSB2510 - Technical English I (B2)
  • MIMEB2600 - Technical English I (B2)

Corina Altmann

Instructor of Norwegian - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • BMSIB1520 - Norwegian I (A1)
  • BMSIB2720 - Norwegian III (B1)

Dr. Rima Breitsprecher

Instructor of Russian - Baltic Management Studies (BMS)

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • BMSIB1540 - Russian I (A1)
  • BMSIB2740 -  Russian III (A2)

Georg Müller

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

 

Courses

  • BMSIB1550 - Swedish I (A1)
  • BMSIB2750 - Swedish III (B1)
  • LTM8B3630 - Swedish I (A1)
  • LTM8B3830 - Swedish III (B1)
  • LTM8B3930 - Swedish IV (B1+)

Mariola Merino

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

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • LTM8B3820 - Spanish III (B1)
  • LTM8B3920 - Spanish IV (B1+)

Fátima Luis Fumero

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

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • LTM8B3620 - Spanish I (A1)
  • LTM8B3820 - Spanish III (B1)

Virginie Amphonesinh

Instructor of French

Building 4, Room 121a, by appointment

 

Courses

  • LTM8B3610 - French I (A1)
  • LTM8B3810 - French III (B1)
  • LTM8B3910 - French IV (B1+)
Language Courses

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

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.

Language Centre offices are located in the building 4

FAQ

FAQ

What levels are taught in the language courses at the Language Centre?

The curriculum of each program of study determines the level of each language course taught in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). Generally speaking, English courses are at the B1+/B2/C1 level, other language courses are offered at A1-B1(+) or A1-A2+. For more information about course levels offered in each language, please click on ‘Language Courses’

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.

Students who have already completed final examinations for language courses at HOST and who are applying for a DAAD-Stipend (Erasmus+/Promos), can obtain a so-called DAAD-Language Certificate. The form cannot be issued by the Language Centre for any other purposes. 
The form can be found on the homepage of the DAAD.

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.

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.