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French (M.Ed.)

Course description

In conjunction with the intensification of language skills and specialised skills gained during the Bachelor's degree programme, students taking French within the Master’s of Education will primarily acquire the teaching skills and experience necessary for planning, structuring and giving secondary school courses in French.

The specialised academic part is divided accordingly into the sub-areas of language practice, linguistics/literature/regional studies and specialised didactics.

  • In the practical language module M.Rom.Frz.601 (6 c), students intensify their language skills in listening and understanding, oral expression, text comprehension and writing to the level C1-C2 of the Common European Framework (CEF).
  • The specialised module M.Frz.L.302 (8 C) expands competencies in the two of the sub-areas of linguistics, literature or regional studies.
  • Special emphasis is placed on the didactic component of the course (15 c): It is here that students complete a course in subject-specific lesson planning, as well as a specialised internship at a school or a research fellowship including the accompanying courses and lectures (M.Frz.L.303 and/or M.Frz.L.304). Yet another didactics module (M.Frz.L.305) addresses hypotheses, methods and findings of specialised didactic research.

Language requirements before the start of studies

Applicants whose mother tongue is not French must have proof of sufficient language skills in French. Sufficient language skills are proven by passing an examination at level 5 of Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (HSK); the proof must not be older than two years when applying for admission; instead of proof of an HSK examination, the required language skills at level 5 of HSK can be proven by successful participation in the Georg-August-Universität's practical language aptitude test in accordance with the following provisions:

Stay abroad during your studies

When registering for the examination, students are required to provide evidence of a three-month study-related stay abroad and proficiency in another foreign language (B1 CEF).

Language requirements during studies

Students must be able to prove their knowledge of a second foreign language in order to be admitted to the Master's thesis module.

Professional fields

Students who have earned their credentials in this degree programme are entitled to enter the preparatory service for teaching in secondary schools.

Moreover, the degree qualifies graduates for a university career, for non-school-based adult education and for work in professions requiring extensive knowledge of the French language and culture alongside intercultural competence (research and cultural institutions, arts journalism, cultural management, public relations).