Events

Intercultural Training for Internationals

Moving to a new country with its own culture is not always easy, especially when all habits, customs, and traditions seem strange to you. You might even be experiencing a bit of a culture shock due to jumping into a completely new culture and way of life. We always consider the practical and social aspects of settling into a new country, but hardly ever think of the cultural changes that we will be experiencing.

As a solution, Welcome2Upper Austria offers “Cultural Fit Seminars” available to all international talents living in Upper Austria. There, you will be given the opportunity to understand and reflect upon your own culture and the Austrian one. This will help you to comprehend differences and possible topics of conflict including thinking of solutions to solve conflict and accepting each other’s differences. You will also learn more about Austrian culture, its central values, and behaviors, and as a result, find it easier to communicate and interact with colleagues. The aim is to enhance your communication skills and personal achievement, while simultaneously reducing your fears in regard to intercultural situations.

All seminars will be held in English. You can expect presentations, practice examples, case studies, group work, discussions and reflections, self-tests, and an exchange with the international community and other participants.

Duration: 3 evenings with 1 ½ h of content per evening and networking possibility after the course.

Please click HERE for further information.

Tuesday, 31st of January 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 28th of February 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 12th of April 2023, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

 

Cancelation conditions:

Registered persons can cancel their registration until 24.01.2023 at the latest via email to info@welcome2upperaustria.com

If registered persons fail to cancel by the above-mentioned deadline we are obliged to charge the full price.

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Chocolate Tasting at „Bachhalm“

27.1.2023 | 15:30 - 17:00| Café Konditorei Confiserie Bachhalm, Kirchdorf/Krems

Get-Together „Stammtisch“ for Internationals

02.02.2023 | 18.00 | Pension Kappel | Schnalla 14 | 4911 Tumeltsham

Please register at m.dietz@innviertel.at! Registration deadline 31.01.2023

Welcome2Upper Austria Get-Together!

Meet other internationals in your area. Our Get-Together should be an evening to socialize or ask questions about your life here in Upper Austria.

Moving to a new city/country is an exciting thing, but it always helps to make a few friends in order to help settle yourself in a little bit quicker. It might not always be super easy stepping out of your comfort zone and meeting new friends, Welcome2Upper Austria Get-Togethers should provide a space for all Expats in our area to have a mingle and if you are already here for a long time you are of course welcome to join us to share your experience and meet new friends and colleagues.

Language Courses


German

Welcome2Upper Austria German evening courses


Are you an international in Upper Austria and currently looking for a fun and easy way to improve your German? Welcome2Upper Austria offers German courses for all internationals in Upper Austria who are willing to improve their knowledge of the language. The courses take place in the evening after normal working hours in a small group and in a calm atmosphere appropriate for studying. In addition to improving your German, you will get the chance to meet other international people living in your area. This will give you the opportunity to practice your German skills in a social setting to create friendships with people from all over the world.

From October onwards, our German courses will take place in the Tabakfabrik Linz, where you can choose between levels A1 and B1, depending on your current knowledge of the German language.

Our highly qualified teacher guarantees optimum learning success and will make sure that you will enjoy the process of learning German here in Upper Austria. You will quickly notice your progress, helping you to communicate more easily and to settle in more quickly into your new home.

Furthermore, Welcome2Upper Austria also offers Get Togethers at the same location, where you can meet more international people after your German courses. You can use this opportunity to make connections, practice your German, and to get to know your study partners better in a social setting.

Please contact the Welcome2Upper Austria team for more information.

Start: Thursday 23rd February

Level: German A1

Time: every Thursday 17:00 – 18:30

Location: Tabakfabrik

Price: 200 €

Start: Thursday 23rd February

Level: German A2/B1

Time: every Thursday 18:45 – 20:15

Location: Tabakfabrik

Price: 200 €

Talk like a local – Upper Austrian dialect course

"Wos host g'sogt?" – I beg your pardon? – Upper Austrian for beginners!

Learning the German language is just the first step in understanding the Upper Austrians. Next to intercultural differences the Upper Austrian dialect is not easy to understand for Internationals. Learn the basics: important phrases, grammar as well as typical expressions. Speak like a local!

The course takes place in Linz, Tabakfabrik

Dates of the course: 07.03, 21.03, 04.04, 11.04, 18.04, 25.04, 02.05

Time: 6- 8:30 p.m.

Requirement: German Level A2

Costs: 6 dates in total 150,- EUR per person

Further information and registration HERE.

Cancelation conditions:
Registered persons can cancel their registration until 28.02.2023 at the latest via email to info@welcome2upperaustria.com
If registered persons fail to cancel by the above-mentioned deadline we are obliged to charge the full price.

German knowledge is a good base for social integration and creating friendships in Upper Austria. Take the opportunity to practice your German skills. Courses take place in the evening after normal working hours in a small group and in a calm atmosphere appropriate for studying. In addition you will get the chance to meet other people living in your area.

German evening courses: https://www.wifi-ooe.at/kurs/1575-deutsch-b1-deutsch-perfektionierung-teil-1

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