Compulsory Elective Language 2

Communicative teaching: Professional and common situations are envisaged at the following levels:
Spanish for beginners (A1), Spanish with previous knowledge (B1).
Russian for beginners (A1), Russian with previous knowledge (A1+/A2)
Russian and Spanish:

  • Reading comprehension: reading and understanding familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences. Searching and finding simple information. Professional environment: reading and understanding 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 the 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)
Spanish for beginners
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, 2020, Klett Verlag
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 1 - Arbeitsbuch mit Audio CD, 2020, Klett Verlag
Spanish with previous knowledge:
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 2 - Lehrbuch mit Audio CD, 2020, Klett Verlag
Peris/Sans, Gente Hoy 2 - 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%. Listening comprehension, exercises on Aula Virtual in Moodle and assignments.
Assessment criteria: completeness of answers, linguistic accuracy and comprehensibility of written and oral communication and interaction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Compulsory Elective Language 1


Degree programme

Logistics & Transport Management (Bachelor)



ECTS Credits


Language of instruction




Academic year



2 SS



Learning outcome

After successful completion of the course, students without previous knowledge (A1) can

  • read and explain elementary everyday expressions and very simple sentences. For example: reproduce short texts, mails, or memos.
  • recognise simple, short announcements and messages, such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, in a professional context the most important content of short informal conversations
  • fill in forms
  • describe themselves and places in simple terms
  • write informal and very simple texts, for example business cards
  • explain short and simple conversations
  • introduce yourself and others, give and ask for personal information.
After successful completion of the course students with previous knowledge (A2/B1) can
  • understand individual sentences and the most common words when dealing with important matters
  • clarify short and simple messages and announcements
  • interpret simple personal letters
  • communicate in simple, routine situations involving simple, direct exchanges of information on familiar topics and activities.
  • describe personal and professional activities in simple terms: write short, simple notes and messages.

Course code