German Toolkit - German as a Foreign Language
The Center for Business Languages provides a wide variety of opportunities for learning German and improving existing language skills. This info sheet provides an overview of our materials and services, including a selection of especially useful books and electronic resources. For detailed information please refer to our helpdesk. Have fun learning German!
Learning German in the Center for Business Languages
Books, language learning software, audio recordings, movies and TV channels are available at the Language Resource Center in Building LC.
Language exchange program hosted by the Language Resource Center. Registration prior to each semester on the Tandem Learning website.
Language courses for German and many other languages are offered every semester. Registration online on the Business Language Center website.
The Austrian Language Certificate for levels B2, C1, and C2 can be taken directly at WU. Registration online.
New in Vienna or Austria?
A set of informative and useful materials is offered for everyone new to Vienna, including German speakers. All materials pertaining specifically to Vienna are located in the lounge, shelved under “Vienna.” Books on Cultural Studies can be found on shelf #2, movies on shelf #3.
All books in the Language Resource Center can be borrowed for up to four weeks. Please note that software, movies, and audio CDs cannot be borrowed.
|History, Culture, Art||Cultural Stuides (shelf #2)|
|Vienna (lounge area)|
|Travel Guides||Vienna (lounge)|
|Cultural Studies (shelf #2)|
|TV & Radio||PCs in the Language Resource Center|
If you have just started learning German (A1-A2), the materials below can be a good supplement for language courses.
|Based on ...||Materials||Location|
|Albanian||German for Beginners|
|Arabic||German for Beginners|
|French||German for Beginners|
|Italian||German for Beginners|
|Persian/Farsi||German for Beginners|
|Polish||German for Beginners|
|Romanian||German for Beginners|
|Russian||German for Beginners|
|Spanish||German for Beginners|
|Turkish||German for Beginners|
The following books, audio materials, and software packages are particularly useful for learners at level B1-B2:
|Campus Deutsch||Book series (B2-C1)||Course relevant materials|
|Reading||ReadingBook & Movies (Loung area)|
|Language Learning Magazines||Recent issues in the lounge areaPrevious issues on the shelf next to the entranceWith Audio CDs|
|Software||PCs in the Language Resource Center|
All language books used in courses at WU and elsewhere are in on shelf #2. Course books can be borrowed up to six weeks.
|DAF Kompakt||A1-B1Kurs- und Übungsbuch, Grammatikbuch, Intensivtrainer||Course-relevant materials|
|Menschen||A1-B1Kursbuch und ArbeitsbuchBerufstrainer, Testtrainer, Intensivtrainer||Course-relevant materials|
Kursbuch, Arbeitsbuch, Audio-CDs
Kurs- und Übungsbuch
Kursbuch, Arbeitsbuch, Audio-CDs
Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch
|More book series||Course-relevant materials|
Movies, TV Channels, Internet
Movies on DVD can be found on shelf #3. Access to IPTV is provided via desktop icon on all PCs in the Language Resource Center. The five tablets in the lounge can also be used for accessing online media.
|Movies||Movies and documentaries from Austria, Germany and Switzerland||Shelf #3|
|Movies with books and accompanying materials||Shelf Book + Movies (Lounge Area)|
|TV Channels||Digitalfernsehen (IPTV)||PCs in the Language Resource Center|
|Private TV stations from Austria with a media library (selection)||puls4.com|
|Falter Radio (podcast by a Viennese weekly newspaper)||falter.at/falter/radio|
|Online Materials||Mein Sprachportal(services provided by the Austrian Integration Fund)||sprachportal.integrationsfonds.at|
|Deutsch.info (free online course for all language levels)||deutsch.info|
|Slowgerman (listening exercises)||Slowgerman.com|
The Center for Business Languages is a certified examination center for ÖSD, the Austrian Language Certificate. Exams are offered for levels B2, C1, and C2. For studying at WU level C1 is required. The examination is open to everyone. For details see the respective info sheet and our website. To register for an exam go toour ÖSD website. All test preparation books can be found on shelf #2 in the section Language Proficiency Tests (Sprachzertifikate).
|Language proficiency tests (shelf #2)|
Language Learning Software
Most of the language learning software is available through the Digital Lab. To start, click on the Digital Lab icon on the desktop on any of the computers in the Language Resource Center. Access from other PCs on campus or from private computers is not possible. Due to legal restrictions, software cannot be borrowed.
|Digital Publishing Intensivkurs A1 - B2||Ideally suited for advanced beginners||Digital Lab (all PCs)|
|Audiobooks||Audio files available in the Digital Lab.||Digital Lab (all PCs)|
|More software in the Digital Lab||More software and audio files for German and many other languages are in the Digital Lab.||Digital Lab (all PCs)|
|Rosetta Stone||Tandem Rooms|