International Office

    Centre Foreign Languages

    VESPA (Verbund für Sprachenangelegenheiten) is a university language course cooperation program between Hochschule der Medien and Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart and Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, which aims at teaching languages together and across institutional borders.


    NEWS and DEADLINES

    German courses will initially be continued to online teaching in the Winter Semester 2020/2021

    Intensive courses (You will be credited 3 ECTS):

    • Sept 15 – Oct 8 daily (Monday-Friday) 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. online lessons
    • Registration period: August 1-23, online here: https://eveeno.com/IK-WS2021
    • Online Placement Test: August 27 – September 7, 2020 (access data will be sent on August 26)
    • 6 courses are currently planned, levels depending on the number of registrations (from A1.1- B2.2)

    Semester courses (You will be credited 2 ECTS):

    • Oct 21, 2020 – Jan 20, 2021, Wednesdays between 2:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., online lectures
    • Registration period: Sep 21 – Oct 5, 2020, online here: https://eveeno.com/SBK-WS2021
    • Online Placement Test: Oct 7 – Oct 13, 2020 (access data will be sent after the registration)
    • Additional Moodle will be used for advising individually and for distributing exercises
    • Exams are provided and monitored using Moodle
    • Digital editions of provided textbooks are being used

      Online Language Training with Speexx:

      The online training solution Speexx is now available at VESPA Verbund. All students and staff members of our cooperating universities have the opportunity to use this software without paying any course fees. Learn whenever and wherever you want – at work, at home or anywhere else you choose, and across multiple devices. The following languages are available:

      • English and Business-English
      • Spanish and Business-Spanish
      • French
      • German as a Foreign Language

      By using Speexx, you can train your grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and text comprehension skills flexibly. Besides general language courses, business courses are also being offered. The courses are structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) into eight levels from A1 to C1.2:

      • A1 and A2 for beginner and elementary user
      • B1.1 and B1.2 for intermediate user
      • B2.1 and B2.2 for upper intermediate user
      • C1 for proficient user (only for English available)

      For each language you can take the placement test in advance in order to determine the correct course level. Learn more about Speexx by watching this demo video. Download the Speexx Factsheet here.

      In order to use Speexx you need to register on this website by using your internal university email address: https://register.speexx.com/hft-vespa-verbund/de


      Foreign Language Courses
      This semester, we offer offer courses in the following languages from beginners to advanced level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

      Dates: from 21 October 2020

      Registration open 28. September –13. October 2020: https://eveeno.com/FS_WS2021