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CLIC – Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication

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Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication – key skills for your career start and a successfull profession

RWU will offer you a wide variety of cross-major classes in the domains of foreign languages and intercultural competence.

You decide which new language, other than English, to learn and which additional competences to acquire – skills that are vital for future professionals and executives

CLIC for all students

CLIC as a test centre for international language certificates

CLIC for external auditors

CLIC as a contact for RWU employees with questions concerninig languages

Language tandems

General Information

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

The goal of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is to gain a larger unity and transparency when dealing with foreign languages. This helps to simplify cross-country recognition of language certificates and to promote cooperation between foreign educational institutions. International language certificates (TOEFL, Cambridge, IELTS etc.) as well as DAAD language tests and DaF-certificates use the CEFR as its base. Hence all CLIC language courses are divided in CEFR levels.

The CEFR determines levels of language proficiency in the fields of communicative skills, active and receptive skills and language skills for specific purposes. These levels range from A1 for beginners to C2 for the highest level of language proficiency. For a precise breakdown of each level's competences please click here.

The time needed for the average learner to reach the next proficiency level varies depending on the complexity of the language. Thus, language courses at CLIC take one, two or even three semesters to complete one level. As an example, the following can be said for level A1 (beginner):

  • Languages like French, Italian, Spanish and Turkish master the entire level in one semester.
  • All other beginner's courses take at least two semesters (A1.1 + A1.2).
  • Languages that require to learn a new alphabet take three semesters (A1.1 + A1.2 + A1.3).

Guest Auditors

You are welcome to take part in all our classes as an external guest auditor as long as the course is not already fillled with regular students. For further information about auditing at CLIC, please click here. Please note that enrolling as an auditor is only possible before the start of the course. You cannot enlist in classes already running.

PH Students

Students enrolled at the university of education in Weingarten (Pädagogische Hochschule) may take part in all CLIC courses for free. You will find the current schedule as a download below. To register please send an email stating your matriculation number to

Contact & People

General contact details

Room C 025
On the campus
Building C
Leibnizstr. 11
88250 Weingarten
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
CLIC – Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten


Dipl.-Soz. Wiss. Fabienne Ronssin

Leiterin Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication
Fabienne Ronssin

Editorial Office

Monja de Silva M.A.

Lektorin für Englisch

Hanna Hüttche-Szura

Lektorin für Deutsch als Fremdsprache


Dolores Müller

Koordinatorin CLIC Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication