Course Programmes

Austrian American Summer Academy – English for Professional Use

English for Professional Use, the ‘Summer Academy’, is jointly organized by the Austrian American Cooperation Association (AAECA) and the University of New Mexico. Taking place in Laaben, Lower Austria, the program is designed for English teachers from Primary Schools (VS), Secondary Schools (APS) and High Schools (AHS). Under the motto “English Only” the seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into life and institutions as well as into the American education system.


The program focuses on:


  • Providing insight into American life and culture through short stories and other selected readings
  • Current issues and trends in the American school system


The participants spend a week in the group together with the speakers. An important goal is also reflecting on their own teaching methods and the application of newly gained knowledge in their classroom teaching. Participants are registered for this event as UNM students and have access to the official web portal of the university. In addition, they receive 3 American credits (equivalent to 6 ECTS) from the UNM for the successful completion of this training session.