Department of English for Business, Health, Security & Sport
Increasing globalisation and mobility has advanced English to the most widely used language in the world for professional and social communication. English is often the common denominator in multi-lingual encounters - locally or abroad - for business and for pleasure!
The University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt endeavours to equip students with the skills to function successfully in national and international workplace settings. English is an integral part of all study programs, and the Department of English for Business, Health, Security and Sport offers high quality, relevant core competences in all of its courses.
- ESP (English for Specific Purposes) – the integration of language and subject-matter. Technical terminology and content cannot be separated, and consequently, oral and written communication activities are based on specific core areas from respective degree programs.
Examples include – giving instructions during an x-ray (Diagnostic radiology), presenting the features of a new product (Business), and making a press statement (Sport).
- EAP (English for Academic Purposes) – preparing students to deal with the rigours of completing their studies in English, including academic writing, reading, listening and speaking.
- ESAP (English for Specific Academic Purposes) – academic poster presentations and abstract writing in the different academic disciplines served by the Department of English.
- Additional, voluntary support for students, where necessary.
Our principles and goals:
- Practical, communicative competence that enables students to employ English successfully in studies, careers, and everyday life. This implies achieving a high level of fluency and grammatical accuracy.
- An interdisciplinary approach, which means that language instruction is experienced as a part of the entire curriculum and is, therefore, closely tailored to the other courses offered at the FH.
Prof.(FH) Mag. Dr. Désirée Verdonk
T: +43 (0) 2622 / 89 084 - 352
F: +43 (0) 2622 / 89 084 - 99