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2 Languages, 48 Courses: Europa-University Flensburg Celebrates Diversity

Introducing the Language Center

Foreign language proficiency is becoming increasingly important

In recent years, Europa-University Flensburg has drawn more international students and faculty members, largely thanks to its international programs. Consequently, the role of foreign language proficiency on campus and within these programs has grown more crucial. For instance, foreign language acquisition is mandatory in the bachelor's degree programs in the Social Sciences" and Transcultural European Studies.

Beginners and advanced learners, students and staff

The Language Center provides both students and faculty with the opportunity to expand and enhance their language skills. A total of 12 different languages are offered, including English, French, Spanish, Danish, Russian, and Chinese. The courses range from beginner to advanced levels and cover all linguistic competencies. Nearly 2,100 teaching hours are delivered by 31 instructors, catering to about 550 participants, 55 of whom are EUF staff members.

All are invited to attend the language courses

"With our increasingly international campus, multilingualism plays a crucial role. That's why I'm pleased we can offer courses in 12 languages, and I'm particularly delighted, being in this border region, that we've expanded our Danish courses and now also cater to our staff," explains Ulrike Bischoff-Parker, head of the EUF's International Center. The Language Center has been part of this International Center since 2012. "We invite all researchers, students, instructors, and employees to attend our courses and either learn a new foreign language or deepen their existing skills," says Bischoff-Parker. "After all, multilingualism is essential for navigating the challenges of a globalized academic and professional world."

European Day of Languages

Europe celebrated the European Day of Languages on September 26. The Council of Europe promotes multilingualism across Europe, convinced that linguistic diversity can foster a deeper understanding between cultures and is an integral part of the continent's cultural heritage.

View the course program for the Language Center 

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