University of Innsbruck

Überblick

In this continuing education programme students acquire scientifically-based knowledge, skills, methods and theories for their future professions. Graduates are able to teach based on the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR) and on the principles of active learning, to promote life-long language learning, intercultural language and culture transfer and to put the main focus on the learners.This continuing education programme takes three semesters and qualifies for the advanced continuing education Master Programme “German as a Foreign Language/German as a Second Language”.

Info


Degree
Academic Expert for German as a Foreign/Second Language

Duration/ECTS-Credits
3 semesters/60 ECTS-Credits
part-time

Study Code
UC 992 815

Start
October 2021

Language
German

Cost
4.500,- EUR

 Curriculum

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Lernziele

Objectives

Graduates gain professional and social competences in the areas of:

  • Methodology and didactics of foreign and second language teaching
  • Language acquisition
  • German linguistics
  • Psychology of learning
  • Foreignness and migration
  • Literary didactics
  • Interculturality
  • Presentation and moderation techniques
Zielgruppe

Target group

(Future) teachers of German as a Foreign and Second Language.

Voraussetzungen

Requirements

  • graduates of a philological university study programme
  • graduates of a Bachelor’s teacher training programme in the subject of German or another living language
  • applicants, who are qualified for entering a university and who have proof of at least five years of experience in teaching German as a Foreign Language and/or German as a Second Language amounting to a total of at least 450 hours.

Participation in the university continuing education courses requires the admission as a non-degree student

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Contact

 Veronika Achner

Division for continuing education
Karl-Schönherr-Straße 3
6020 Innsbruck

  +43 512 507-39401
  weiterbildung@uibk.ac.at

Academic Supervision

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Dannerer
Department of German Studies

Instructors

To be announced.

Organisational Information

Dates

Schedule and dates for Winter semester 2021 (german)

Location

University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck

Admission Requirements

Persons meeting the following prerequisites can be admitted to the programme:

  • graduates of a philological university study programme home or abroad,
  • graduates of a Bachelor’s teacher training programme in the subject of German or another living language at a teacher training college, teacher training academy or university home or abroad,
  • students, who have passed at least the first diploma exam of a philological study programme home or abroad and can proof having successfully passed courses corresponding to at least 60 ECTS-Credits in the fields of linguistics and/or foreign language didactics and other subject-specific courses of the second part of the studies corresponding to at least 60 ECTS-Credits,
  • applicants, who are qualified for entering a university and who have proof of at least five years of experience in teaching German as a Foreign Language and/or German as a Second Language amounting to a total of at least 450 hours (corresponding to 600 teaching units of 45 minutes each or 540 units of 50 minutes each).
  • In justified cases, people can be admitted who have the required skills due to their professional work, experience and achievements. This is particularly the case for people who can demonstrate at least ten years of relevant professional experience, also including managerial work.

Generally all applicants must have basic knowledge in the fields of the German linguistics and modern German literature.

Persons, the mother tongue of whom is not German, must proof knowledge of the German language. This proof can be: completion of a study programme in German Philology at an approved post-secondary educational institution, completion of a philological study programme at an approved post-secondary educational institution of the German-speaking area,a school leaving certificate from a school with German as language of tuition, internationally approved certificates of at least C1-level of the Common European Reference Frame (CERF).

Modules

  • Methodic-Didactic Fundamentals
  • Compulsory Module: Linguistic Fundamentals
  • Methodic-Didactic Skills I
  • Cultural Skills
  • German as a Second Language and Multilingualism
  • Methodic-Didactic Skills II

Final Thesis

  • Each participant of the continuing education programme must hand in a written paper amounting to 7.5 ECTS-Credits.
  • The final thesis must be written on a theme covered in modules 1 – 6 and is supervised and evaluated by the lecturer of the respective course.
  • Participants are entitled to suggest a supervisor from the available course lecturers to the course director in writing. The course director confirms the suggestion within a month of the receipt of the announcement if the suggested course lecturer can take on the supervision.

Enrolment

Registration is currently not yet open.

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General Information for the Registration for Continuing Education Programmes

Participation in the university continuing education courses requires the admission as a non-degree student

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