Intercultural Center

    Welcome to the Intercultural Center (IKZ) at the HTWG Konstanz. Are you an international student? Are you a domestic student from Germany who wants to study or work abroad? We have a number of courses, workshops and services specifically for you.

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    Foreign language skills are one of the basics of our modern, globalized world. There are very few professional jobs these days that do not require one or even two foreign languages. Even in traditionally language-averse countries (hint: they’re usually English-speaking countries), people are catching on to the advantages of learning another language.

    So, why not get the language skills while you’re still in college, before entering the professional work world (and trying to do it on the side)? Even though we mainly specialize in intercultural and academic skills, the IKZ also offers foreign language learning opportunities:

    Tandem Learning Program

    Imagine learning French or Spanish in a cozy cafe over a cup of hot chocolate with a friend instead of in the classroom. Or having a native speaker go over your English application for an internship. Or maybe you’d like to get together with an exchange student from a country where you’re planning to spend a semester abroad.

    All of that is possible with tandem learning, our program that matches two native speakers of different languages who teach each other their languages informally. This is a wonderful way to learn a foreign language outside of – or in addition to – the classroom.

    More information on Tandem Learning

    Academic German Class

    Technical and Business German

    This course (B2 level) is aimed at HTWG's full-time international students whose native language is not German and who have to deal with the technical languages of technology and business in one way or another during their studies. The course will cover topics and terminology from the various technical and business subjects in order to prepare lectures and seminars and gain a solid understanding of the subject.

    Learning Objectives: Comprehensive understanding of technical texts, application of specific grammatical structures to subject content and implementation of the structures in your own texts.

    Contents: Understanding and reproducing technical texts, videos and documentations, writing summaries and giving presentations.

    Methods: Interactions between participants, reading comprehension and listening comprehension, grammatical exercises as well as creating short presentations, also learning variants of text mapping.

    Courses are worth: 2 SWS, 3 ECTS

    Overview of German Language Courses at the HTWG

    Foreign Language Classes at the HTWG

    The HTWG Konstanz also offers a wide range of foreign language classes. Besides the obvious ones (English, Spanish), they also offer classes in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and more.

    Link to Foreign Languages page

    German language classes in Konstanz

    Here is an overview of "German language classes in Konstanz" (PDF in german)