Study structure

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A degree program consists of modules that are defined in the examination regulations and described in more detail in the module handbook. In terms of content and time, it makes sense to study these modules in a certain order.
When planning, you should bear in mind that not every module is offered in the winter and summer semesters and that some modules necessarily build on each other or have other participation requirements. The student advisor will assist you in the individual design of your studies.

Module overview

Two basic modules (BM) of 10 credits each:

  • BM 1: Psycholinguistic Foundations of Second and Foreign Language Acquisition and Learning.
  • BM 2: Methodological Foundations of Teaching and Researching Second and Foreign Languages

Two application modules (AM) of 10 credits each:

  • Application Module 1 (AM1): Teaching practicum
  • Application Module 2 (AM2): Study Project

Four in-depth modules (VM) of 10 credits each:

  • Advanced Module 1 (VM1): Planning basics for DaFZ lessons
  • Advanced Module 2 (VM2): Language skills and their teaching in DaFZ classes
  • Advanced Module 3 (VM3): Didactics of literature, culture and media for DaFZ classes
  • Advanced Module 4 (VM4): Current trends and developments

A total of 10 credits.

Additive key competencies are to be acquired within the framework of separate courses at the University of Kassel (language courses, trainings, workshops) (6 credits).

During the course of the study program, a reflection portfolio is prepared and presented in the colloquium in the 4th semester, flanked by continuous learning counseling offered by teachers of the Master's program. (4 credits)

A total of 30 credits.

The module includes the course 'Accompanying Colloquium', the independent writing of the Master's thesis as well as the Master's colloquium, in which the Master's thesis is defended.

The master thesis is written in German. The processing time for the master's thesis is 18 weeks and begins on the day of registration with the responsible examination office.