Dutch, Spanish & Chinese Language Courses
We offer all students the opportunity to learn a second foreign language.
Languages Currently available:
All Wittenborg students should be fluent in at least two languages and the interlingua is English. This makes foreign languages an interesting challenge for both student and teacher.
Each language is offered twice a year starting at the beginning of the winter or summer term, in three different levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced, depending on student registration.
The language module covers three complete blocks, in contrast with normal business administration modules. This means that if a student was to enter the programme midterm (in blocks 2/3 or 6/7) they have to wait until the start of the next term to begin their foreign language studies. Students can actually choose to follow three beginner’s modules rather than all three levels in one language; however students cannot compensate credits by following 3 beginner modules.
Apart from the obvious aims of the foreign language modules, which are to reach a skills and competency level in that language, equivalent to levels described in the Common European Framework Reference for Languages, these subjects also function as part of the business programme with the aim to introduce students to the concepts of learning a foreign language in relation to their studies and also their careers.
Foreign language learning is seen as competency and skills development as part of the personal development part of the programme.
FIBBA Accreditation 2012:
"The use of English in the programme is comprehensive. It stands at 100% of the workload and students may also learn a third language as well which underlines the international employability of graduates. In the view of the panel, this extensive use of languages within an undergraduate economics programme exceeds quality requirements."