Language Department

Moving away from the native

The Language Department at Lauder Business School does not offer individual courses.

Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor Program in International Business Administration are obliged to choose one additional language, which they will study throughout 5 semesters.

Students have to choose from the 5 languages that are listed and explained below. Besides Business and Academic English courses, additional language modules are:

  • German
  • Business Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Spanish

English, being the language of instruction at LBS, is NOT considered a foreign language.

The student has to choose one language which he will be taught consecutively in semesters 1-5. The Language course comprises 17% of the entire Study Program. Although intercultural issues are implicitly part of all courses, the modules of Psychology & Philosophy and Languages are explicitly designed to develop intercultural competences. The language must be selected during the application process at the beginning of the first semester. Once selected, a language cannot be dropped or changed in the following semesters. All languages start in the first semester at beginner’s level (except Business Russian, which starts at level A2 according to the standards of European Reference Frame) with the aim to reach an advanced level (according to the standards of European Reference Frame) by the end of the fifth semester. Students have to select a language at beginners level, in special cases accreditation will be given.

A certain language (course) can only be offered if at least 12 students are enrolled.

English, being the language of instruction at LBS, is not considered a foreign language. The Business English course aims at improving writing (e.g. professional and academic writing style) and speaking proficiency on an advanced level (C1 in accordance with the European Reference Frame upon completion of the Bachelor program).



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