Academic Supervision

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


Dr. Ulrike Aenne Charlotte Arras
Tobias Sebastian Bertel, M.A.
Mag. Brigitte Fuchs
ao. Univ.-Prof. i. R. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Hackl
Mag. Dr. Nadja Kerschhofer-Puhalo
Mag. Julia Königs, BEd
Mag. Mag. Dr. Johann Georg Lughofer
Mag. Jens Nicklas, MA
Dott.ssa mag. Kerstin Pramstaller. LLM
Mag. Dr. Gabriele Emma Ribis, BEd
Mag. Paul Rusch
Dr. Annegret Schmidjell
Mag. Mag. Verena Sperk
Mag. Dr. Margareta Anna Strasser
Dr. habil. Cordula Schwarze
Mag. Denis Weger, MA

Organisational Information


Schedule and dates for Winter semester 2023/2024 (in progress)


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).


  • 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.


Registration is currenty possible.

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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