Language policy for students and staff applying for outgoing mobility
The language policy of the College is based on the belief that mobility participants need to have a suitable knowledge of English in order to be able to proficiently participate and perform during their mobility. The College ensures that outgoing mobile participants are properly prepared from a linguistic point. The requirement for a successful mobility experience is an English language level of B2 or C1.
We have language courses as part of the study programs. If the student’s grades in these courses are 8, 9 or 10 (corresponding to C, B, A), this is taken as likely confirmation that the student’s language skill is at least B2 level.
Important: Part of the application process for an Erasmus+ mobility is a language exam organized by the foreign language department of Subotica Tech.
Also part of the mobility application process is that mobile students have to take the language courses in the online language support tool offered by the National Agency.
For incoming mobile students and staff
In order to make incoming mobile students’ and staff’s integration into their new academic environment as easy and fruitful as possible, the College offers free, beginner and pre-intermediate level language courses in Serbian. The aim is to ensure that students are able to communicate at a basic level in the local language, so as to ensure a smooth integration process for incoming students. The Serbian language classes offer them a chance to learn the local language, but also to meet and mingle with other incoming mobile students, enhancing their mobility experience at Subotica Tech.
Apart from the linguistic and vocabulary materials, the classes also provide an wider introduction to local culture and customs. This is intended to be especially helpful, as incoming mobile participants find themselves in a highly-multicultural, multi-lingual environment that characterizes the city and is reflected in the student body of Subotica Tech, too.
The times of the language courses for Serbian language are included in the regular study schedule, but classes usually start in the second or third week of the semester. Details will be announced by the International Office.