We provide language courses to all faculties of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt as part of the curriculum and also additional courses for our students.

You will broaden your knowledge of English in your compulsory subjects and, if you are interested, you can choose from our voluntary additional offer between other languages: English, French, German and Spanish.

2020 09 FHWN Campus1 4185 Pletterbauer

Programme summer semester 2024

Find out which languages we are offering in the upcoming semester!


  • English in the curriculum
  • Language courses and workshop for students
  • Language courses and workshops for employees
  • Translation and proofreading for employees
  • Research projects on the subject of English / foreign languages

English for all faculties

During the English courses within your study programme you will learn to communicate in English in the relevant professional context.

You will learn to

  • confidently use technical vocabulary
  • give presentations
  • conduct meetings
  • write applications and
  • analyse and discuss technical texts.

At the beginning of your studies, you will take an entrance exam so that we can provide you with the best possible support.

Lesson emphasisDetails
ESP - English for Specific Purposes

  • Oriented to the programme’s content requirements
  • Specialist terminology
  • Written/oral communication in the workplace


  • Giving instructions during an X-ray (Radiological Technology)
  • Giving product presentations (Business Consultancy, Robotics)
  • Writing press releases (Training & Sport Sciences)
EAP - English for Academic Purposes

  • Understanding and analysing scientific texts in English
  • Producing scientific texts on your own
  • Skills: reading, listening, writing and speaking
ESAP - English for Specific Academic Purposes

  • Producing specific types of text that are relevant to the subject area


  • Creating and presenting scientific posters
  • Writing abstracts
Preparation course for Cambridge English

Other languages

Discover the wide range of other languages that you, as a University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt student, can learn on a voluntary basis:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Depending on your language level, you will learn to deal with everyday or more complex situations. Our courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

Beginners (A1/A2): You can communicate in simple everyday situations, read short messages and descriptions, listen and conduct dialogues, and write short e-mails and other messages; Topics: family, shopping, work, travel

Intermediate (B1/B2): You can communicate in everyday and professional situations, talk about both concrete and abstract topics, and explain interests, views, plans as well as and advantages and disadvantages. You can write longer texts on a wide range of topics; Topics: work, school, leisure, familiar areas of expertise

Advanced (C1): You can communicate without problems in all everyday situations and in a professional context. You can understand longer factual texts and literary productions, can talk about abstract concepts and implicit ideas, and can write long, coherent texts. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently.


Entrance levels in tertiary education: Comparison of normal standards with the competence achieved by first-semester students and comparison with graduates from various types of schools.

Needs analysis: English for the workplace: Summary and analysis of the results of periodic surveys on English in the workplace.

English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes: Comparison of learner language and published abstracts in terms of stylistics.

Head of Institute

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External lecturers