Tourismus Fachbereich

Tourism

Tourism is a multi-facetted, fast growing international industry sector and the focus of the Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF) as the innovative, entrepreneurial research and training center with Bachelor and Master study programs in Eastern Switzerland. The ITF concentrates on the thematic areas destination management, consumer behavior, hospitality and sustainability.more
Fachbereich Management

Management

Economic and administration tasks place great demands on senior management. Requirements include founded expert and methodical knowledge as well as high social competency. Management members must be capable of contributing to renovation and development of organisations. It is not sufficient to administrate and carry on existing concepts. Entrepreneurial thinking and actions are required. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Informationswissenschaft 01

Digital Science

Graduates in information science are the link between information and people. Students of the information science study course find jobs in libraries, archives and documentation departments, in administration or in private industry. Further to the German website.

Engineering

Our high standard of living is thanks on a great part to our engineers. Some examples illustrate this particularly well: instead of walking we can also travel by rail, car or aeroplane and thanks to mobile phones we can telephone from anywhere and everywhere. In order to continue to keep pace with technical progress however, we still need engineers. Further to the German website.
Ingenieurbau-Architektur

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Construction includes a wide spectrum of different professions and offers interesting possibilities for further education and specialisation. Students graduating as construction engineer or architect are capable of taking on challenging positions of great responsibility in construction, general construction planning, public administration or in the services sector. Further to the German website.
Fachbereich Medien

Multimedia Production

Students attending this course gain technical competency for a multi-media environment as well as language competencies and the capability of visualising content. Part of the education course involves producing content under realistic conditions in the especially created production facilities for media objects, following the Chur motto, "Study and produce". Further to the German website.

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Contactperson: Schircks Rosa Maria

Schircks Rosa Maria

Phone: 
Mobile: +41 (0)79 394 36 92
E-mail: rosa.schircks@bluemail.ch
Division: Protectorate, Section foreign language

Curriculum Vitae:
To give lessons? Each lecturer knows it: it is a passion… and a great gift. And why not teaching exactly what I know best, that is my mother tongue?

This so called “love affair” began in San Salvador, the city where I was born and where I grew up within a large family. During our school breaks my brothers and sisters and I used to give our school books to children coming from lower income families and taught them school subjects while doing so…. And I really loved to teach them and to play the role of “the teacher”…

I finished high school in 1985, but I was too young and not mature enough to know for certain what to do with my life… so I decided to travel. A year later I met the father of my children… it happened in a language school in Bath, England… and after that there was no way back home for me…the magic of the Swiss Alps took my breath away.

“Tourism, Business Administration, Architecture”… these are the actual strengths of our economy in Graubünden, and some of the choices I had then as possible careers for my life… So far so good, my heart though told me otherwise… I just felt it and knew it: I wanted to teach. And so I did: During my Philology Studies in Spanish and English at Basel University I began to teach my mother tongue in 1989 in different language schools around Switzerland after a few years of lecturing break… and some time during this “teaching-love experience” I came across people who later on gave me the opportunity to support my dearest colleague Rosita Hunger by lecturing Spanish at the HTW from December 2001 onwards and haven’t taken a break again ever since.

And the irony of this story is that today, after almost 20 years in this country, and as a proud mother of a nine and an eleven years old girls, who are very good at languages, I have not only the chance to share the gift of teaching Spanish to young students in Tourism, Business Administration and Information Sciences, but also to reach the goal of obtaining an international certificate in Spanish from Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, Spain.

All for the sake of …”el amor a mi lengua” (a love affair with my mother tongue)