Master of Education (French)
Degree programme description
French studies taken within the consecutive Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree programme prepare students for secondary level II teaching positions at secondary schools and comprehensive schools.
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.
Degree programme structure
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.
Excursions abroad and foreign language skills during the degree programme
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).
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).