Communicative skills and foreign language competence foster students’ intercultural awareness and enhance their employability in a globalized and interconnected world. Jacobs University supports its students in acquiring and improving these skills by offering a variety of language courses other than English at all proficiency levels. Language courses are an integral part of the curriculum and provide ECTS credits. Classes are designed and taught by renowned language institutes, such as Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes, and Institute Français, and are free of charge.
Emphasis is put on fostering German language skills as they are an important prerequisite for students to learn about, explore, and eventually integrate into their host country. It facilitates the exchange with the local neighborhood, enables students to do an internship at a German company, and it paves the way for a professional or academic career in Germany.
New: German language courses are mandatoy for all non-German native speakers starting their Bachelor studies in Fall 2015. German native speakers have to choose another language offered at JU as mandatory language courses. In graduate studies, language courses are an integral part of the curriculum. Visit the program's website for further information.