Specialized Courses for Foreign Languages

be one step ahead - reactivate your foreign language skills - become more eloquent - write your texts with confidence - build up vocabulary for professional and academic purposes

If you have a good command of a foreign language already, then our special courses are the right choice for you.These courses offer you the opportunity to work on specific aspects of the language.

You will have the chance to practice, refresh and refine your language skills.

Within one semester, you will improve your proficiency without having to spend too much time and effort (only 2,5 hours per week).

We regularly offer specialized courses on various topics for English, French, Italian and Spanish

If you proof your achievements in the course, you will be issued a certificate with ECTS credits at the end of the course.

Business-related topics

  • Legal use
  • Academic purposes
  • Business use
  • Government and Public Policy
  • International Relations

Skill focused courses

  • Comprehensive review of certain course levels
  • Grammar review and immersion
  • Conversation training
  • Writing skills

We are constantly trying to tailor the courses to the needs of our students. Hence, the courses on offer might vary at any given semester.

Course Dates

  • Oktober - November 2023 | Registration for remaining seats available!
  • March - May 2024 | Registration opens 15.01.2024

Duration: 10 weeks, 18 or 30 units per course
Intensity: 2 or 3 units once a week
Course times: depending on specific courses on offer (mornings/afternoons/evenings)

one unit = 45 minutes

Regular course fee:

  • EUR 474 per course with 30 units
  • EUR 270 per course with 18 units

Teaching materials are not included in the course fee. They are available at the bookstore Facultas am Campus.


  • for Austrian pupils, students and employees of the University of Vienna aswell as the Medical University: 25%
  • for recipients of federal aid for students (at the University of Vienna): 50%
  • for members of the Alumni Association of the University of Vienna: 10%

Further information on discounts

Placement and Registration

The courses are adjusted to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Prior to the beginning of the course, the Language Center offers assessment tests. Self-assessment is also possible, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) level descriptions.

Registration is available online or in person at the office of the Language Center of the University. Telephone and email registration is not possible!

Textbooks and course certificate

You will not be required to buy any text books. Custom-tailored course materials will be supplied by your instructor.

The specialized courses conclude with a proof of achievement (examination, presentation, portfolio or similar). ECTS points will be issued on your certificate, provided that you have profen your achievments and attended a minimum of 75% of the classes. For courses with 18 units you will receive 2 ECTS credits and for courses with 30 units you will receive 3 ECTS credits.

If you are not aiming for a certificate of achievement, you will receive a certificate of attendance if you attend the course regularly (75% attendance).

Are you interested in a preparation course?

If you would like to prepare specifically for certain challenges, we recommend visiting the following pages:

Are you interested in a specialized course for German?

Please visit German Specialized Courses