CAS Learning and Teaching in Higher Education through English
- ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
- City, country:
- Winterthur, Zurich area, Switzerland
- CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies)
- 2 Semester
This CAS has been developed in response to the growing need in academia to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s courses through English. It offers lecturers the unique opportunity to learn the principles of teaching in higher education together with the language through which their teaching takes place.
Prof. Dr. Patrick Studer & Dr. Heinz Bachmann
Directors of Studies
Job description and job opportunities
Do you want to prepare yourself for lecturing in higher education? Are you ready for the international work environment in higher education? Do you wish to develop your English language competence in an academic context? Universities want to recruit the best. Being the best in international higher education today means being able to teach your subjects in English, a language that is neither your nor your students’ mother tongue.
The study program consists of 4 core modules and 2 optional modules. Together the course is worth 10 ECTS Points in total.
- Number of participants max.:
- Number of applicants:
- CHF 6.500,-
Comment on costs:
Optionally, the lighter version comprises four modules and costs CHF 4.875,-
The qualifications required to lecture in an institute of higher education apply. Candidates are expected to hold or be pursuing a degree that qualifies them to teach at university level in their subject areas. Candidates with specialised professional skills or experience in relevant positions in industry may also be eligible. In these cases, admission is at the discretion of the directors of studies, who will make a decision based on an “assessment of equivalence”.
Languages and semester abroad
- semester abroad:
- not possible
- All modules are taught in English.
The ZHAW is one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. Teaching, research, continuing education, consulting and other services are both scientifically based and practice-oriented. Graduates of the ZHAW hold their own on national and international markets and in the intercultural working world.