Compulsory Elective Language 1

Communicative teaching: Professional and common situations are envisaged at the following levels:
Spanish for beginners (A1), Spanish with previous knowledge (A2).
Russian for beginners (A1), Russian with previous knowledge (A1+/A2)
Russian and Spanish:

  • Reading comprehension: read and understand familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences. Search and find simple information. Professional environment: read and understand simple, short sentences: mails, memos.
  • Listening comprehension: understand simple, short announcements and messages: names, telephone numbers, addresses. Professional environment: recognise the main content of short informal conversations.
  • Written production: filling in forms, describing oneself and places in simple words, writing informal and very simple texts. Professional environment: writing business cards.
  • Oral interaction: short, simple conversations on familiar topics. Oral production: introduce family and personal environment. (exemplary A1)
For more detailed information on teaching content corresponding to these levels see detailed course programme.

Mode of delivery

face to face



Recommended or required reading and other learning resources/tools

Tamara Blum / Elena Gorelova (2020): Weg zum Erfolg 1. Russisch für Alltag und Beruf. Wien, facultas.wuv. (Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch)
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, 2020, Klett Verlag
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, 2020, Klett Verlag

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The four skills: listening, reading, writing, oral interaction and production. Practical exercises, discussions, role plays, simulations, pair and work, class discussion. Exercises in Moodle: Aula Virtual

Assessment methods and criteria

Continuous assessment.

  • Written final exam 50%
  • Oral exam 20%
  • Participation in class 30%. Hörübung, Übungen der Aula Virtual in Moodle und Arbeitsaufträge.
Assessment criteria: completeness of answers, linguistic accuracy and comprehensibility of written and oral communication and interaction

Prerequisites and co-requisites



Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



1 WS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students with no previous knowledge (A1) can

  • read and explain elementary communicative needs in limited situations, everyday expressions, and very simple sentences
  • interpret short announcements and messages: names, telephone numbers and addresses
  • fill in forms
  • describe themselves and places in simple terms
  • write informal and very simple texts
  • introduce family, personal, and professional environment
After successful completion of the course, students with previous knowledge (A2) can
  • search and find information: brochures, travel books, city maps, websites
  • read and explain simple and short texts: menus and personal letters
  • distinguish formal and informal situations
  • carry out simple professional conversations
  • write simple texts: emails, messages, reservations, and thank-you-letters
  • introduce themselves and describe their family and environment,
  • present their job and professional environment as well as important data and information about companies.

Course code