Language policy for preparing participants for mobility
In order to assure high quality of staff and student mobility, VTS NIS takes care that all participants in mobility have a satisfactory level of English language knowledge or knowledge of the language spoken at the host institution. In selection procedure for outgoing student mobility, proficiency of students in foreign languages is checked through oral and written examinations carried out in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Before the outset of the mobility period, students are offered intensive language sessions conducted by two senior English language lecturers. Also, participants in outgoing mobility are in position to use services of the Serbian Academic Association. http://asasocijacija.com/ with eight lectures in German on levels B1(3), A1(3), A2(2), seven lectures in French on levels A1(3), A2(2), B1(2), B2(2), and 42 lectures in English on all levels.
Language support for incoming students and staff with a minimum of 2-month mobility period.
An intensive course of Serbian has been organised for international students in cooperation with the Serbian Academic Association and the Faculty of Philosphy, University of Nis. However, two senior English language lecturers at VTS NIS are trained to assist incoming students/staff understand and use familiar, everyday expressions, and basic phrases in view of helping them satisfy their concrete needs.