Bachelor's Programme Secondary School Teacher Training
(General Education) Subject: French

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Programme Coordination
LFU Innsbruck
Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture
Faculty of Teacher Education

Duration / ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
(combination of two subjects or one subject and one specialisation)
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6 
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Sepcialisation
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 198 459 xxx | UC 198 xxx 459
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2015W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates
Supplemental Examination Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the first diploma examination if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.
Application » Information about the admission procedure

*Information on the Curriculum (2015W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter semester 2019 »

(1) The following exams have to be taken during the studies induction and orientation phase, which takes place in the first semester:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits
  2. History of French Literature and Culture, SL 2, 3 ECTS-Credits

(2) Before the full completion of the introductory study and orientation phase, students can participate in courses amounting to 22 ECTS credits.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until summer semester 2019 »

(1) Within the scope of the Studies and Orientation Period, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examination must be passed:

  1. School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher, VO 2, 2 ECTS-Credits

(2) Successful passing of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period entitles to passing all further courses and examinations and to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3)  Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Period courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The registration requirements listed in the curriculum must be adhered to.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

Recommendations for the First Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits, 4 h: UE French 1: Grammar and Vocabulary (B1+)
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Reading/Writing 1 (B1+)
1.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Corrective Phonetics (B1 & B2)
  3.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO History of French Literature and Culture
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Francophone Culture and their Representation in the Media

  Basics of Educational Science
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VO School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PS School as an Educational Institution and Role of the Teacher

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

Recommendations for the Second Semester »

4.0 ECTS-Credits, 4 h: UE French 2: Grammar and Vocabulary (B2)
1.5 ECTS-Credits, 1 h: UE Reading/Writing 2 (B1+)
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: UE Listening/Speaking 2 (B1+)
  2.0 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: VU Reading and Analysis
  3.0 ECTS-Credits, 3 h: VU Cultural Studies 

  Basics of Educational Science
  3.5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h: PR Dealing with the Challenges as a Teacher at School - Teaching Practice I

Recommended Courses for the first semester of the other Subject.

Course Sequence (incl. Basics of Educational Science)

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Secondary School Teacher Training Programme (General Education) qualifies its graduates as teachers in the selected subjects of general education / specializations for all secondary schools (Neue Mittelschule, Polytechnische Schule, Academic Secondary Schools,  Intermediate and Higher Technical and Vocational Schools). This study programme also meets the requirements for teaching in intermediate and higher schools in the South Tyrol *. It consists of a Bachelor’s Programme and a subsequent Master’s Programme. It covers training in general education science, a pedagogical-practical training and a subject-specific and subject-didactic education in the two selected teaching subjects.

The graduates of a Teacher Training Programme in the subject of French see it as their lifelong, extra-occupational task to deal with the countries and the people and in particular to visit and stay in the respective target countries, also after having completed their studies.  The specialist training in the Bachelor’s programme in the subject of French comprises the fields of literary science, linguistics, cultural studies and language comprehension. The students get an insight in the literary and cultural history, learn to critically interpret and analyse texts, are made familiar with the contents of linguistics and deal with social, political and historic aspects of the target countries.

The subject-didactic training aims at enabling the future language teachers to acquire a wide repertoire of methods to constructively and creatively design pupil-centred, action-oriented and communicative language lessons, based on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) and the latest language acquisition, learning and assessment research. The didactic training is integrated into the "Innsbruck Model of Foreign Language Teacher Education (IMoF)", awarded with the European Language Label for innovative language projects. It offers language-overlapping modules and promotes good cooperation between the language subjects at schools already during the training.

* South Tyrolean teacher education students have to fulfil specific prerequisites, if they want to teach in South Tyrol. For information contact the Office for South Tyrolean Affairs

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are experts for promoting personal development processes, for arranging of learning situations, for accompanying learning processes and for evaluating learning outcomes.

They have a sound knowledge in the fields of linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies and language didactics. They are able to demonstrate their competence in these areas and at the interfaces to school education through the scientifically correct formulation and substantiation of arguments and the innovative solution of problems.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Secondary School Teacher Training (General Education) are admitted to the corresponding Master’s Programme and can provisionally start their teaching service in the chosen general education subject in secondary schools to complete the Induction and Orientation Phases.

With the qualifications acquired during the Bachelor’s Programme further job opportunities, such as social and youth work or adult education, open up.

Postgraduate and further Study at the University of Innsbruck

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

 Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance
= 100%
 2  GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Information about the Programme

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang 

Authorised Representative: Subject Training and Didactics
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Dr. Julia Pröll

Authorised Representative: Subject Didactics
Assoz. Prof. Mag. Mag. Dr. Eva Maria Hirzinger-Unterrainer

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann

Information for Studends with disabilities

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