[lg policy] Denmark: University College Language Policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 20 14:22:26 UTC 2013

UCC Language Policy

University College UCC aims to represent an internationally acknowledged
study and research environment and to be one of the leading international
profiles in Denmark regarding knowledge related to the welfare professions
covering learning, - and health-oriented, pedagogical and aesthetic
dimensions. In close collaboration with stakeholders UCC strives to develop
and qualify professional education and practice and contribute to new
knowledge and welfare through internationally oriented educations and
Research and Development.

In order to fulfill this aim UCC has pointed out four crucial focus areas
guiding our efforts for the next three years and thereby enabling us to
reach Campus Carlsberg in 2016 and thus, together with the northern Campus,
being fully prepared as an internationally tuned higher education

*Students with strong international and cultural competences, Staff with
strong international and cultural competences, attractive international
courses and programs and a strong international R&D*

As a result of this prioritization has UCC in 2013 drafted and adopted this
language policy:
 Foreign Language

As part of the internationalization strategy and action is planned
upgrading and scaffolding of the employees; foreign language skills in the
coming years. Through targeted linguistic guidance and practical support
for English instruction. The aim is for teachers who teach in English,
achieves a linguistic level of the European Framework of Reference level
descriptions B2 or C1.

   - The requirements for language skills by hiring new staff
   - By including internationalization and language skills as a point at
   MUS. - Teacher Exchange is part of lecturer qualification process -
   possibly. with an experienced lecturer.
   - By setting up job shadowing by participating in teacher exchange and
   international conferences. - Access to research databases and bases of
   international literature.

Students can choose English language modules in several of the UCC
education. The modules read in conjunction with exchange students, which
means that students use English as a working language and have the
opportunity to develop an international professional network. By partnering
and nomination emphasizes that offered English language courses for
exchange students with an academically relevant content.

UCC Students are recommended to ensure that their language skills match the
study they are looking for:

Students meet the admission requirements for the training, which usually
involves language skills in at least one foreign language. It is a
requirement by the country selection and place of study that the student
can follow the instruction on it or the language of instruction, the
institution offers courses. When nominating the student to ensure that the
host institution offers courses that the students have language skills to
follow. By internship as part of the study to ensure that the internship
can be implemented in a language that the student mastered.

It is also recommended, if possible, to seek an Erasmus Intensive Language
Course (EILC), or to select a language course offered by the host
institution either before or concurrently with the internship. Most
students in LU select a language course alongside the studio not to extend
the study period.EILC: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus/eilc_en.htm

As an exchange student you need to have a good knowledge of the English
language, as you will be enrolled in study programmes conducted in English.
It will be expected that you are able to participate actively in
discussions in classes and group work, read literature as well as formulate
written products in English.
To improve your Danish skills before arriving in Denmark, Erasmus offers
intensive language courses in Danish. You have to apply for the course in
your home country to attend such a course upon arrival to Denmark.

The teaching of the English language modules are differentiated and ensures
that students with different language skills to participate actively.

In 2013, Denmark became a member of the European Centre for Modern
Languages (ECML). UCC is part of a consortium of universities and
university colleges that have applied to be the national contact point for
the ECML in Denmark.http://www.ecml.at/

UCC offers German, French and English as a subject in teacher education. We
are currently the only university college in Denmark! In all three subjects
have established partnerships with teacher education in target language
countries and students in German, English and French have the opportunity
to study one semester in one of the target language countries. To qualify
studying language subjects have laid parallel programs for students in
German and English.

Exchange students and teachers can choose a module incorporating a Danish
course and Intercultural Understanding: Please find folder of the module
and a description of the Danish education

For students whose mother tongue is Danish, offered a preparatory course
for teacher education: FIF

Read more about the course:

   - http://blaagaard-kdas.ucc.dk/fif/indhold.html


UCC research is generally conducted and disseminated in Danish. Central and
prioritize the results disseminated in English and UCC researchers
participate in and disseminate results in international forums and journals.

 Administration & Communication

All graduates will have as standard with a Diploma Supplement attached to
their diploma. According internationalization strategy and action plans
seek in the coming years to be able to print study relevant SIS documents
in English, which would ease the UCC student applications for study abroad.
UCC has an active English-language website where students and coordinators
can find a description of the departments and programs in UCC, English
language courses, information on application procedures and contact details
of international coordinators. At UCC virtual portal can be created port
diner in English for English language modules and international, virtual
projects. In the new Campus signs in English will be incorporated, etc.


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