NINA PUTUNTEAN, senior lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages and responsible CRU has participated in a one-week Staff exchange programme at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Wels Campus, Austria, from 2 to 8 November, 2014. The aim of this internship was making trainings, sharing skills and intercultural teaching/learning experience. The internship took place under a structured schedule of events designed to enhance the acquired knowledge and to learn about syllabus contents and methods of teaching foreign languages (English, French and German) implemented at this university.
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria is one of the leading universities in Austria and it is recognized internationally. The institution focuses its research directions to regional needs and requirements and it is a research partner recognized for maintaining a broad network of academic and industrial cooperation. Most teachers here also work in the industry. Therefore, the university programs directly reflect industry requirements, both regionally and nationally.
The internship program also included meetings with teachers and students where there have been discussed the common and specific aspects of both universities; visiting research laboratories; attending classes; involvement in the teaching/learning and extracurricular activities; making presentations of both countries and universities.
Warmest thanks the faculty teachers and representatives of the International Office for the warm welcome, their efforts and the efficient organization of the working time:
Peter Stanley Orgill, B.A., P.G.C.E., Cert. T.E.F.L., Head of Foreign Languages Department, Teacher of English
Dr. Otmar Höglinger, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
Dr. Alexander Jäger, Vice Dean for Research and Development, FH-Prof., Dipl.-Biologe
Dr. Burkhard Stadlmann, Vice Dean for Internationalization, FH-Prof. Dipl. Ing.
Douglas Vaught, MA, Teacher of English
Limi Bauer, Teacher of English
Elisabeth Radler, Teacher of English
Nesli Winkler Ebner, Teacher of French
Elise Trellu, Teacher, International marketing, School of Management, Strasbourg – Business School