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Foreign Languages Courses

The School of Engineering in Wels offers voluntary foreign language courses which are held if there are sufficient participants.

Foreign Languages Courses at Wels Campus: Spanish, Chinese


Registrations for the foreign language courses in WS 23/24 are possible on the following dates, exclusively in person with Ms. Claudia Reinthaler (building A, office O2-047, 2nd floor):

Date: 12.09., 19.09. und 26.09.2023

Time: 8.00 - 11.30 am and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm

The tuition contribution of 65 euros must be paid in cash. The registration is complete once the money has been paid.


China is increasingly important in the global economy. Many companies in Upper Austria have business links with China. Furthermore, Chinese is the most spoken language in the world after English. This elective course gives students a good opportunity to get an extra qualification that could give them an advantage when applying for certain jobs.

Who can participate?

Students, members of the Alumniclub and employees of this university.

How long are the courses?

The courses have 30 lessons per semester and can be continued in the next semester provided that there are sufficient registrations to make a financially viable group e.g. Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3...

When and where do the courses take place?

The courses usually begin in the first two weeks of the semester and take place in the evenings from Monday to Thursday starting at 6 pm. The courses appear in the timetabe/schedule and take place in Wels School of Engineering rooms/buildings.

I'm not a beginner in a particular language. What are my options?

All who are not beginners can register for a more advanced group (except for Chinese!).

What do the courses cost?

The minimum number of students required for a financially viable group is 15 and students pay a contribution of 65 euros (must be paid in cash when registering for a course). For employees of the university courses are usually free of charge.

Do I get a grade/mark in my certificate(s)/Record of Achievement?

There are two possibilities:
If you fulfil the attendance requirement of 80% but do not take the test at the end of the semester, you will get the remark 'participated' on your certificate without any ECTS credits.

If you fulfill the attendance requirement and pass the test, your mark/grade will be visible on your certificate together with the respective ECTS credits. For graduates a certificate confirming the successful attendance can be issued upon request.

How do I fulfil the attendance requirement?

Attend at least 80% of the 30 lessons (24 of the 30 lessons)! Attendance is monitored by the teacher with an attendance list you must sign at the beginning of every class.