Intensive Courses and Workshops Information about the Intensive Courses and Workshops at the Language Center of the University of St.Gallen. The Language Center of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) offers all interested students entering the Assessment Year and wanting to improve their German skills an intensive language course. Additionally, there are also various workshops available to students at the bachelor level. Intensive Course German The Intensive Course German begins 2 weeks before the Freshers' Week in the Fall. Goal of the course is to prepare the incoming students specifically for studies in a foreign language. Through the practice of specialist vocabulary as well as listening and reading comprehension skills, the students should, by the end of the course, be able to follow lectures taught in German and to effectively use course materials and books for studying. The course is aimed at students in the first semester. Academic Writing Skills In the workshop Academic Writing Skills, you will have the opportunity to improve your written communication in English. French Courses - Preparational Courses for the CCIP The French Courses Niveau A1, A2 and B2 are primarily intended as preparatory courses for the CCIP, but they can also be used to improve overall language skills. You can find detailed information about these courses on the website of the CCIP Preparation Courses.