Алфа БК Универзитет
Language Policy
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Language Policy

Belgrade, as the capital, main administrative, financial, and business centre of Serbia, has grown into a multinational, multicultural, and multi-confessional metropolis. Given that fact, Alfa BK University supports and nurtures a good practice of cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity in all spheres of its academic and social life. 

Language Policy

Alfa BK University is well known for bringing together students from many countries in the Western Balkans region and beyond, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Libya, Tunisia, and other countries, promoting thus a culture of cooperation, mutual understanding, and tolerance. In this sense, the importance of the dimensions of multilingualism and multinationality, as a cornerstone of its mission, vision and overall business objectives, comes to the fore.

Alfa BK University actively supports and nurtures the culture of multilingualism, as evidenced by the language support that is offered at its Faculty of Foreign Languages at various study programs and levels. In addition, the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​of Alpha BK University offers free preparatory courses in foreign languages ​​for the entrance exam, as well as the basics of Serbian language for all interested Erasmus + Programme participants who want to continue their studies at the University. The University practices assessing of the incoming participants` level of foreign language knowledge in order to adequately prepare them for further learning process. University also has the aim to collect evidence of their language skills in this way. The University also practices the assessment of the Erasmus + Programme participants` acquired knowledge before their departure to other partner institutions in order to gain insight into the level of their progress, i.e. in their mastered and acquired language competencies. Alfa BK University provides language support to all incoming participants of this mobility initiative by organizing courses in Serbian, English, Spanish and Italian language. Providing language support at Alfa BK University is based on the principles of mutual trust and agreement between the University and its partner institutions that send and receive Programme participants, all with the aim of harmonizing the recommended with the required level of mobility project participants` knowledge.

Alfa BK University`s teaching stuff conducts classes in English language in most of its study programs, either by attending obligatory or elective courses, which all implies constant preparation, as well as active use and learning in foreign languages. The Faculty of Foreign Languages of Alfa BK University also provides language support to outgoing mobile participants by organizing English, Spanish and Italian language courses that candidates can attend before applying for further mobility. As a result of recognizing the objective needs of students and supporting their mobility, Alfa BK University has identified the need for further internationalization of its activities, expanding the offer of courses in Serbian, English, Italian and Spanish, as well as their levels in order to further develop the international dimension of its academic functioning.

Alfa BK University will remain committed to a comprehensive approach to foreign language teaching and learning, as well as emphasizing the importance of developing multilingual skills of its students and teaching staff, improving the quality of teaching and language learning, encouraging the use of its e-classrooms and other online tools, by actively encouraging and recognizing the importance of students` and teaching stuff mobility as a useful tool for strengthening their language competences, as well as by promoting and encouraging teacher mobility through the Erasmus + Programme. In this sense, Alfa BK University will continue to provide active language support to all its participants in order to make their mobility more efficient and effective, to improve the performance results of their learning, and thus contribute to the specific objectives of the Erasmus + Programme and its local community.