Birds of passage are the original creatures of globalisation. As we know from many folk tales, they have seeded the whole world with the same stories and legends.
Since migrating birds didn't participate in the building and fall of the tower of Babel, they have never had to deal with the problematic aftermath of being multilingual. However, on the flip side, they also don't have the pleasure of discovery that comes with BEING multilingual!
The University of Bielefeld and the ASTa of the University encourage all students to dive into the pleasure of discovery and get fit for life in an ever increasing internationally connected world by working on their multilingual skills.
Every student, male and female, develop the ability to professionally and confidently cope with working and collaborating in one's own specialized field in a foreign language.
To get closer to this ideal, the language centre offers it's resources, so that our students and faculty can catch flight and one day, like our winged inspiration, we too can carry with us a portmanteau packed with our own exciting and curious stories full of wisdom to the ends of the earth and back.
The range of languages that are offered by the FSZ are directed towards all students of all faculties as well as all employees of the University of Bielefeld. Bachelor and Master students can also acquire performance points towards their secondary field of study in our language courses.
The planing for the physical site of our centre is running full steam ahead. In the transitory stages we will make the best out of our provisional location until we migrate to greener shores. Come visit us in the S0 wing of the University from S0-101 - S0-111, and we hope to see you all soaring soon.
The FSZ is under the leadership and direction of Dr. Susanne Hecht.