Hannes Richter

Austrian Summer Schools 2006

Hannes Richter

Visiting Austria
Austrians enjoy entertaining in their homes and having guests. Dropping by unannounced is impolite. It is better to make arrangements in advance or telephone ahead of an impromptu visit. Invited guests should arrive on time. Punctuality is important to Austrians. Customarily, guests remove their shoes when entering a home, although this practice is not always followed. Guests remain standing until they are instructed where to sit. Hosts customarily offer the best seats to their guests. If hosts must leave the room for a moment, the guest is offered something to read or occupy themselves until they return. Men stand when a woman enters the room or when talking to a woman who is standing.

 

German Language & Art & Culture & Sports
ActiLingua Academy Language School Vienna Austria
http://www.actilingua.com

Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria
http://www.alpha.at

Amadeus Association
http://www.amadeus.or.at

American International School Salzburg
http://www.ais-salzburg.at

European Forum Alpbach
http://www.alpbach.org

Berlitz Österreich Sprachschulen
http://www.berlitz.at

IFK und Collegium Austriacum
http://www.deutsch-in-salzburg.at

Cultural Studies Academy, Inc.
http://www.csatours.com

Cultura Wien
http://www.culturawien.at

DeutschAkademie
http://deutschakademie.at

Deutsch in Graz
http://www.dig.co.at

Deutsch-Institut Tirol
http://www.deutschinstitut.com

Deutsch-Studio Salzburg
http://www.deutschstudio.com

Die Deutschlehrer
http://diedeutschlehrer.com

Diplomatic Academy Vienna
http://www.da-vienna.ac.at

Eastern Michigan University Intensive German Language Program
http://www.emich.edu/abroad/deutsch/program.html

German Language Village Waldsee
http://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

GKI-Language Courses
http://www.gki.co.at

inlingua—International School of Languages
http://www.inlingua.at

Innsbrucker Hochschulkurse Deutsch (IHD)
http://www2.uibk.ac.at

International Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg
http://www.summeracademy.at

Internationales Kulturinstitut (IKI)
http://www.ikivienna.at

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)
http://www.kiis.org

MANDL Language Courses
http://www.mandl.at

Seminar Schloss Bogenhofen
http://www.ssb.at

Sprachinstitut der Industrie (SPIDI)
http://www.mdi-spidi.at

Sprachkurse ARIANA AG
http://www.ariana.ch

Summer Programs in Austria for Children of Austrians Abroad
http://www.noe.gv.at/service/F/F3/Auslandsoesterreicher/Ferien.htm

University of Iowa/German Summer Institute
http://www.uni.edu/modlangs/institutes-abroad/german.html

University of Klagenfurt/Deutsch in Österreich
http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/dia

University of New Orleans/International Summer School
http://www.uno.edu

University of Vienna/ Sommerhochschule (SHS)
http://www.univie.ac.at/Sommerhochschule

Vienna International University Courses
http://www.univie.ac.at/WIHOK/wihok_index_e.html


 

Music
Allegro Vivo - Kammermusik Austria
http://www.allegro-vivo.at

American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS)
http://aimsgraz.org

Stift Altenburger MusikAkademie (AMA)
http://www.musique.at/ama

University Mozarteum Salzburg
http://www.moz.ac.at

Vienna International Pianists
http://www.pianists.at

Vienna Master Courses in Music
http://www.wiener-meisterkurse.music.at

Vienna Music Seminar
http://www.musikseminar.at


 

Customs and Courtesies
In Austria, shaking hands when greeting and parting is an important social courtesy. Even children shake hands with adults when greeting. Common greetings include Grüß Gott (Greet God), Guten Morgen (Good Morning), Guten Tag (Good Day) and Guten Abend (Good Evening). Popular casual greetings include servus (used as “Hi”) and Grüß Dich (greeting to you!). Austrians do not ask “How are you?” (Wie geht es ihnen?) unless they wish to hear a detailed account.

Professional titles are important among the adult population and are used whenever they are known (and sometimes even when they are not). Otherwise, people combine titles such as Herr (Mr.) and Frau (Mrs. or Ms.) with last names when addressing acquaintances and strangers. First names are used among close friends and young people.