Each module contains 15 ECTS-Points and consists of three parts with 72 tuition units (one teaching unit equate to 45 minutes) each. Tuition takes place every morning (Monday through Friday) from 09:00 am to 12:30 pm and twice in the afternoon (on Tuesday and Thursday) from 13:30 to 15:00 pm.
Since courses are based on continous assessment, a minimum attendance of 80% is required for the duration of each of the three parts.
If you achieve the German language level stipulated in the admission letter before the end of the semester, there is no legal right to attend the remaining course part(s).
Depending on the course level, topics include
and serve to develop learning strategies, to enhance the ability to work in teams, strengthen the students' personal responsibility as well as to encourage cross-cultural competence.
|1||1||A1/a – A2/b|
|2||1||B1/a – B1/b|
|3||1||B2/a – B2/b|
|Winter Semester||Summer Semester|
|English 1 (Part 1/2): Grammar, Writing, Listening, ...*|
English 2 (Part 1/2): Projects*
|English 1 (Part 2/2): Grammar, Writing, Listening, ...|
English 2 (Part 2/2): Projects
|Mathematics 1 (Part 1/2)*||Mathematics 1 (Part 2/2)|
|History 1: General outline (Part 1/2)*|
History 2: Austrian historiy
|History 1: General outline (Part 2/2)|
|Basic Principles of Geography|
* English 1, English 2, Mathematics 1, and History 1 start in the winter semester!
The joint visit of the following courses is recommended:
- History 1 (Part 1/2) and History 2 in the winter semester
- Mathematics 1 (Part 2/2) and Mathematics 2 in the summer semester
- English 1 (Part 1/2) and Englisch 2 (Part 1/2) in the winter semester
- English 1 (Part 2/2) and Englisch 2 (Part 2/2) in the summer semester.
The courses of the VAAU – like our regular intensive program – consist of 24 lessons (45 minutes each) per week.
The teaching method is communicative and involves training in the four language skills (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) with additional pronunciation exercises.
The contents of the courses with usually max. 12 participants are developed by utilizing adequate instructional materials that meet the needs of the participants.