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Certificate programmes at the University of Göttingen

This webpage is designed to give you an overview of the certificates you can gain as part of the key competency options at the University of Göttingen. Gaining a certificate is worthwhile when you want to focus more intensively on an area of expertise, that is, to get a grounding in a field, as a basis for developing sound knowledge or skills.
A certificate can also help to develop your profile and document the acquisition of supplementary skills (not least for prospective employers), and so can be a precursor to career entry. Depending on exam regulations and number of credits, you can take a certificate course as part of the key competency options/optional modules or as a voluntary additional module.

Please select your chosen area of interest:

List of all Certificate Programmes

Advisory Skills
Anzahl Credits

15 credits

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 2-3 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

Do you want to work in consultancy after your graduation? Then ZESS’ Advisory Skills certificate programme can help you onto the careers ladder. You will learn a range of methods and techniques for giving advice and apply them in practical exercises. You will then use the skills you have gained in ‘real-life’ scenarios to analyse consultation meetings. Potential modules include the social skills modules “The Customer Meeting” and “Conflict Resolution and Cooperation” and modules on self-management such as “Work-Learn-Life-Balance”.

  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.KK-32 (Communication Skills: Certification Course in Rhetoric: Conversation). Registration info

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Educating – Knowledge Transfer – Training
Anzahl Credits

24 credits

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 3 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

If you are interested in adult education and in future want to teach professional development, seminars or tutorials or to lead teams in companies, organisations and educational institutes, you should consider the Educating – Knowledge Transfer – Training certificate programme. This will help you develop the communication skills that you will need in your professional life. The programme is a blend of theory and practice: you will learn the theory of basic in-depth adult education skills and apply them on work experience and a practical module.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience / practical module
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.KK-47 (Communication Skills: Methodology for Adult Education). Registration info

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German Sign Language
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 3 semesters

Einrichtung

Department of German Philology, Faculty of Humanities

Would you like to gain insights into the fascinating world of sign languages? On the German Sign Language certificate programme, you will gain both practical and theoretical linguistic and cultural science skills in German Sign Language (DGS). You will learn to understand the standard language and express yourself in DGS. In addition, you will learn a lot about various linguistic aspects of sign languages (e.g. their structure, meaning, use, change and variation) and specific cultural aspects of the sign language community.

  • Work experience / practical section: The SignLab laboratory practical: Sign Language Research in Practice forms part of the certificate. In this course, students gain practical experience in preparing, conducting and analysing the collection of data on DGS.
  • Special notes: Our DGS language courses are taught exclusively by deaf native signers. This immersion is the ideal teaching situation as communication takes place mainly in DGS and if necessary with the support of German/DGS interpreters or in written German.
  • Registration: tanja.recke@phil.uni-goettingen.de

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Digital Humanities
Anzahl Credits

Min. 24 Credits

Dauer

Duration: min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

Faculty of Humanities

Would you like to take advantage of digitalisation and expand your knowledge in the field of Digital Humanities? The certificate programme will provide you with an overview of Digital Humanities topics, research questions and methods and will teach you the correct and appropriate application of the respective digital tools. You will quickly become familiar with new software structures and be able to apply it in your own small research project. The programme focusses on teaching students how to find solutions for typical problems from the Digital Humanities and thereby increases their creativity, flexibility and versatility. The certificate thus conveys basic digital skills that are increasingly in demand in all occupational fields inside and outside of academia.

  • Work experience / practical section: At least one practical module (6C) must be completed.
  • Special Notes: Some courses are offered in English. The credits acquired in the certificate can be credited to the BA and MA Digital Humanities degree programmes.
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow.

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Diversity Competencies
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: ca. 2-3 semester

Einrichtung

ZESS

If you want to acquire in-depth knowledge of social diversity and practical know-how for everyday life, for society and for different occupational fields, then this certificate is the right choice for you. The elective modules, such as "Diversity Management", "A Change in Perspective: Attending University with Physical Disabilities” (A Day in a Wheelchair”) or "Aging in the Workforce” offer opportunities to train your social, communicative and professional capacities of interacting with the diversity of human identities, backgrounds, living conditions, orientations and lifestyles through practical exercises and group exercises. In the final Service Learning module you are given the space to apply and implement your know-how in practical projects and to reflect on your own projects.

  • Work experience / practical section: The certificate programme requires the completion of a practical project as part of a Service Learning module.
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.DK - 03 (Diversity: Perspectives and Potentials of a Social Model for Daily Life, Within communities and at the Workplace). Registration info

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EIRENE "Ecumenical and Interreligious Encounters in Non-Homogeneous Environments"
Anzahl Credits

24 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

Faculty of Theology

If you are interested in an academic approach to interreligiosity, reflecting on specialist knowledge and applying it to concrete theological and social issues, then the EIRENE certificate programme is for you. As well as the basics of intercultural communication the programme also includes specialist and methodical skills in a choice of focal regions (e.g. Africa, Asia). It also offers work experience in a church community or school that reflects people of a different origin.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience
  • Special notes: Teaching language: English and German
  • Registration: You can register online for a module.

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Experimental Linguistics
Anzahl Credits

30 credits

Dauer

Duration: 4 semesters

Einrichtung

Department of German Philology, Faculty of Humanities

We aim to
- familiarize students with the basics of experimental work in psycholinguistics
- enable students to develop and implement linguistic research questions
- qualify students for independent and responsible handling of quantitative data

  • Work experience / practical section: Experiments and exercises for scripting in R (data handling, preparation and visualization)
  • Registration: Short face-to-face interview with Prof. Dr. Anke Holler, Dr. Thomas Weskott or Dr. Katja Suckow

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Health Awareness: Healthy Living and Studying
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

University Sports Centre

Whether you want in future to work in corporate health management or just to improve your own health, the Health Awareness: Healthy Living and Studying certificate programme is a good introduction. You will learn basic health science knowledge as well as skills for a healthy lifestyle, self-regulation and healthy practices. What you learn can be applied both as skills in the workplace to improve health at work as well as in your own life.

  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.HSp.GK-01 (Health Awareness: A Healthy Lifestyle in Study, Work and Leisure – an Interdisciplinary Introduction). Registration info

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 2-4 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS & SNIC

How can ideas turn into successful innovations? Can anyone think and act like an entrepreneur? What needs to be considered in the process of implementing innovations, and how are startups managed?
The entrepreneurial spirit, meaning the willingness and competence to develop innovative ideas and put them into action, is of central importance nowadays - not only for startups but also for medium-sized enterprises.
The “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” certificate programme provides the perfect basis for this and offers the opportunity to put theoretical content into practice in terms of a project.

  • Work experience / practical section: project module
  • Special notes: The certificate programme of SNIC innovation academy is part of the project "SüdniedersachsenInnovationsCampus – SNIC“ supported by the European Union and the German state of Lower Saxony. It is offered on every campus in Southern Lower Saxony.
  • Registration: Registration is possible via Flex Now and innovationsakademie@snic.de. Registration info

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Intercultural Trainer
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: ca. 2-4 semesters

Einrichtung

Intercultural LearningLab

Changes in society and globalization in professional contexts require intercultural competencies for various groups. Taking this into consideration, students will be able to participate in the certificate program “Intercultural Trainer” and obtain basic knowledge and intercultural communication skills while connecting them to advanced train-the-trainer courses for intercultural trainings. Students will design and conduct individual trainings in a team teaching module.

  • Registration: Register via StudIP

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Journalistic Practice
Anzahl Credits

24 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

(ZESS) & the International Writing Lab

Taking the Journalistic Practice certificate programme can be a stepping stone to starting a career in journalism or public relations. Besides a basic course and two compulsory modules on writing skills, the elective part of the course offers the chance to specialise in visual or audio media or in public relations. What you learn will be applied on a three-week placement on an editorial team.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.MK-27 (Media Skills: Journalistic Practice: An Introduction to Journalism). Registration info

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Language Documentation and Linguistic Analysis
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: 2 semesters

Einrichtung

Linguistics Department / Faculty of Humanities

Are you interested in linguistics and want to learn how linguistic and cultural diversity can be recorded and documented? In the applied and interdisciplinary programme "Language Documentation and Linguistic Analysis", which is dedicated to the creation of resources for the languages of the world, you will learn how to investigate languages from different parts of the world and how to create linguistic multimedia archives. In recent years, new digital methods have been developed in the field of language documentation, which has also resulted in new employment opportunities. This goes hand in hand with the current awareness for the preservation of the cultural heritage of mankind, which is expressed in many initiatives of international organisations such as Unesco and various national/international foundations.

  • Work experience / practical section: A practical section is part of the programme, in particular relating to the creation of language archives.
  • Special Notes: Course language: German or English (cf. course descriptions)
  • Registration: You may register online via FlexNow for each of the required modules. A background in linguistics at the level of a (successfully completed) „introduction to linguistics” is required.

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Media Skills
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: 1-3 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

Learning how to report events, shoot videos, broadcast on the radio or blog – all this is covered on the Media Skills certificate programme. As well as these workshop courses, there is also a theoretical unit on which you will look at communication structures and mechanisms and tackle the psychological aspects and effects of distribution of information by the media. On concluding the certificate programme, you will combine theory and practice by choosing a theme and realising it in a suitable medium. Throughout the programme, you will also build up a portfolio in which you record your thoughts, experiences and observations.

  • Work experience / practical section: Workshop scenarios and excursions
  • Registration: Admission to the Media Skills certificate programme follows an initial interview with the course coordinator. Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed a Core Module (SK.AS.MK-01, SK.AS.MK-09, SK.AS.MK-23 or SK.AS.MK-30). Registration info

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Oral Communication
Anzahl Credits

18 Credits

Dauer

Dauer: min. 3 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

Do you want to develop your communicative skills further and deepen your thematic focus? Do you want to communicate your knowledge in an understandable way? Would you like to work in a profession in which oral communication plays an important role, for example as a manager, team leader, consultant, lawyer, journalist or teacher? The “Oral Communication” certificate programme prepares you in theory and practice for adapting to a wide range of situations of oral interaction in a flexible manner. You will acquire substantial speaking skills, rhetorical skills and analytical knowledge. For this purpose, you can delve into one of three main study areas.

Focus on “rhetoric”: With the focus on rhetoric you will develop your skills in free speaking, discussion and reasoning. These rhetorical skills are the key to communicative success in many professional and public contexts.

  • Special features: participation in the “rhetoric slam” as an examination
  • Registration: Registration is possible via FlexNow (in the week before each course application procedure) after successful participation in the basic module SK.AS.KK-30 (Communicative Skills: Certificatation Course in Rhetoric – Free Speaking).

Competency assignment: Communication skills, presentation skills, oral expression, teaching and mediation skills, ability to change perspectives, teamwork, advisory skills, social and leadership skills.

Focus on “voice – expression – effect”: In this certificate programme you will expand your skills with regard to the appropriate use of para- and extra-verbal means such as voice, speech and body expression, acquire knowledge of non-verbal forms of expression and acquire analytical skills in relation to their effects.

  • Registration: Registration is possible via FlexNow (in the week before each course application procedure) after a successful participation in one of the basic modules KK 21 (Introductory Module: Voice – Speech – Body Language) or KK 36 (Voice – Speech – Body Language in a Teaching and Study Context).

Competency assignment: Communication skills, oral expression skills, presentation skills, teaching and communication skills, ability to change perspectives, social skills.

Focus on “media speaking”: The focus on media speaking prepares you for oral communication in the media. You will acquire essential speaking skills, rhetorical skills and analytical knowledge. You will apply what you have learned as part of work placement with a radio station or with the campus media.

  • Practical part: 2-week work placement with a radio station or with the campus media.
  • Registration: Registration is possible via FlexNow (in the week before each course application procedure) after successfully participating in one of the basic modules KK 21 (Introductory Module: Voice – Speech – Body Language) / KK 23 (Communication Skills: Speaking with Conviction) / KK 36 (Voice – Speech – Body Language in a Teaching and Study Context).

Competency assignment: Communication skills, media skills, writing skills, oral skills, presentation skills, teaching and mediation skills, ability to change perspectives

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Professional Writing (ProText)
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

International Writing Lab

Whether technical documentation or marketing campaigns: texts of all kinds are very different in working life from academic writing at the university. In order to prepare students for vocational writing, the International Writing Lab offers the Professional Writing (ProText) certificate programme. On it you will learn how to produce multimedia pieces for online media, the choice of appropriate language and format, and the principles of writing journalistic and popular science articles as well as effective job applications. Part of the programme involves work experience in a field of your choice where you gather your experiences in text form and record them in a work experience report.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience
  • Registration: You can register online for a module.

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Project Management
Anzahl Credits

15 credits

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 2-3 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

Making healthy food appealing to children in a care home or financing a short film: these are just two of the projects brought to life by participants on the Project Management certificate programme. This is because, besides theoretical knowledge of the processes involved in a project, from planning through development to review, the programme also involves a real-life practical project for a non-profit-organisation. Project management is a fundamental skill required both on a degree course and in professional life. The skills you will learn can help you to organise your studies and increase your professional opportunities.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. practical section
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.FK.08 (Leadership Skills: Introduction to Project Management). Registration info

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Training for Writing Tutors: Writing in German as First Language
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

International Writing Lab

You can learn how to give individual advice on the writing process and constructive feedback on texts on the Training for Writing Tutors: Writing in German as First Language certificate programme. The programme conveys the principles of teaching how to write, the psychology of giving advice, and research on writing. You will reflect on these aspects against the background of your own experience of writing and in view of their practical applications in various contexts. This will train your communicative and intercultural skills, empathy, ability to give feedback, reflectiveness and the capacity to see other points of view and rapidly understand subject material from other fields of expertise.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience
  • Registration: You can register online for a module.

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Training for Writing Tutors: Writing in Multilingual Contexts
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

International Writing Lab

You learn how to give multilingual writers individual advice on the writing process and constructive feedback on texts on the Training for Writing Tutors: Writing in Multilingual Contexts certificate programme. The programme conveys the principles of multilingual writing and offering multilingual advice. You will reflect on these aspects against the background of your own experience of writing and in view of their practical applications in various contexts. This will train your communicative and intercultural skills, empathy, ability to give feedback, reflectiveness and the capacity to see other points of view and rapidly understand subject material from other fields of expertise.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience
  • Registration: You can register online for a module.

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Social and Leadership Skills
Anzahl Credits

19 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

The Social and Leadership Skills certificate programme is specifically designed to develop your social and leadership skills. The compulsory modules offer training in the principles of communication, team development and leadership. The elective modules include “Decision-making Skills” and “Diversity Management”. Applying and reflecting on what you will learn takes place within the framework of work experience or your own project.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. practical section
  • Registration: Please register using FlexNow (in the week before each course application period) once you have successfully completed Core Module SK.AS.FK.11 (Leadership Skills: Social and Leadership Skills I: Introduction to Communication Skills). Registration info

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Specialised and Literary Translation
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

3 semesters

Einrichtung

Faculty of Humanities

Seminar for Romance Philology

Seminar for Iranian Studies

Seminar for Arabic Studies / Islamic Studies

With the certificate programme "Specialised and Literary Translation" you can develop an understanding of the complexity and heterogeneity of text types and the associated translation practice. It provides you with knowledge of the most important translational technical terms and key concepts as well as the ability to use the respective digital tools appropriately. You will get to know different data sources or applications and their characteristics and will be able to decide for which information purpose or task they are appropriate. Wherever possible, the courses also involve you into job-related translation projects, or let you conduct your own clearly delineated research question using translational methods in the final project module. The practical solution orientation of the tasks set is intended to increase your creativity, flexibility and ability to deal with conflicts and to contribute to your personal development. The certificate thus provides you with basic intercultural, culture-specific and media skills that are increasingly in demand in all professional fields, both within and outside of academia.

  • Work experience / practical section: Through the teaching staff and the supporting programme, students come into contact with renowned translators, publishers and institutions where they can complete internships on their own initiative.
  • Special notes: Access requirement: Proof of language skills at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference in the respective target languages is mandatory. For non-German-native speakers an entry level of C1 must be presented.
  • Registration: An application is possible once a year in September for the following winter semester. The application form can be found on the website of the certificate programme. If there are more applicants than places, priority will be given to students who are non-teaching students.

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Studium Oecologicum
Anzahl Credits

18 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 1 semester

Einrichtung

Faculty of Forest Sciences

If you are interested in the topics of ecology and sustainability, the interdisciplinary certificate programme Studium Oecologicum offers you the chance to familiarise yourself with the ever more complex challenges of our time, such as climate change, population growth, social injustice, increasing shortages of resources and decreasing biodiversity, and to help to develop opportunities for sustainable development. This course is constantly being expanded in order to provide an interdisciplinary and multilayered perspective on the complex range of issues. Die Angebote werden ständig erweitert, so dass eine interdisziplinäre und vielschichtige Sichtweise auf den Themenkomplex entsteht.

  • Registration: You can register for Studium Oecologicum easily via Stud.IP. Please note that module B.Forst.1213 (Sustainability - Basics) will be offered for the last time in summer semester 2021 and a certificate examination in the "Studium Oecologicum" programme will be offered for the last time in summer semester 2022.

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Making Theatre: Practice and Presentation / Making Theatre: Vocational Profile
Anzahl Credits

18 credits for the vocational profile/36 credits for the certificate

Dauer

Duration: Approx. 2-3 or 5-6 semesters

Einrichtung

Theater im OP (ThOP)

If you have a passion for the theatre and want to get involved behind the scenes, try your hand at dramatic composition, acting, lighting technology or public relations, then the Making Theatre: Practice and Presentation certificate programme and/or the Making Theatre: Vocational Profile offered by the Theater im OP could be right for you. You will learn to think in dramatic terms, try your hand at writing and speaking scenes, learn group and project work strategies, gain insights into cultural management and be involved in the planning and performance of theatrical projects.

  • Work experience / practical section: Practical elements are integrated into the programme, e.g. helping out on theatrical projects. Some classes include excursions to theatrical festivals, etc.
  • Special notes: The Making Theatre: Vocational Profile (18 C) is credited to the Making Theatre: Practice and Presentation (36 C) certificate.
  • Registration: There are no special admission requirements for the programme. You register directly for the individual courses. Some modules require prior completion of another module.

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UNIcert®
Anzahl Credits

12-24 credits per level

Dauer

Duration: 1-6 semesters

Einrichtung

ZESS

The UNIcert® foreign language certificate is standardised evidence of proficiency in a foreign language that is also recognised outside Germany and is relevant to prospective academics. It is accepted as proof of language proficiency by many universities for study place applications as well as by the DAAD for foreign placements.
Language courses at ZESS follow the UNIcert® requirements: students rapidly acquire skills and knowledge designed to meet day-to-day requirements in universities and in professional life, and with them how to cope with the language and intercultural situations that arise in academia. Equal emphasis is placed on developing the four skills of reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking.

  • Special notes: The UNIcert® training at ZESS develops foreign language skills suitable for higher education to UNIcert® Basis and UNIcert® I – III levels. Successful completion of the relevant course is required to acquire the certificate. For UNIcert® III there is an additional certificate examination, which usually takes place each semester at the end of the intensive course phase.
  • Registration: The registration requirements for language courses at ZESS apply (more information). After the course you apply for the certificate on the ZESS website in consultation with the ZESS office.

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International Certificate
Anzahl Credits

Individual pieces of work can be credited

Dauer

Duration: Discretionary

Einrichtung

International Office

Could you use a certificate that not only demonstrates your soft skills and intercultural competence for job applications but also expands your horizon and prepares you for your international career entree? The international certificate offers different possibilities. There are three focus areas to choose from: Integration & Diversity, Mobility or Building International Careers. Each focus area consists of the components “Intercultural Competence Training” and “Intercultural Engagement/International Events”. Intercultural engagement offers a wide range of activities: you can be actively involved in the cultural programme Foyer International, form a multicultural academic writing partnership or become an integration tutor in your hall of residence.

  • Special notes: Credits can be earned for some individual pieces of work (e.g. in intercultural skills trainings), otherwise Internationalisation Points (IP) are collected within the framework of the certificate.
  • Registration: Via online registration form

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Additional Qualification Interculturality and Multilingualism / German as a Foreign and a Second Language (ZIMD)
Anzahl Credits

22-28 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

Intercultural German Studies

Working areas are continuously shaped by processes of diversity, multilingualism and internationality. The Additional Qualification Interculturality and Multilingualism / German as a Foreign and a Second Language (ZIMD) - part of the area of key competencies – offers you special preparation for the wider field of language teaching and mediation with a focus on multilingualism. You can also opt to explore various fields of practice in intercultural learning and teaching alongside the compulsory modules.

  • Work experience / practical section: : Seminar-related projects and practical studies module. As part of the seminar-related project, you will plan, independently conduct and evaluate a project in a real-life area of practice, drawing on the theoretical and methodical contexts presented in the seminar. The optional practical studies module SK.IKG-ZIMD.05 consisting of a preparatory seminar (2h per week ) and work rsp. teaching experience (120 x 45 min.) expands and deepens the knowledge and skills from the fundamental ZIMD modules and focuses on practical application and reflection in real-life areas of practice. In the practical studies module you can choose between (a) a general preparation and supervision for a wide scope of activities related to German as a Foreign Language (DaF) and German as a Second Language (DaZ) and (b) practical study projects qualifying students for specific areas related to language education and teaching of refugees.
  • Special notes: The ZIMD certificate is recognised by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) as equivalent to the (higher education) BAMF-Certificate German as a Second Language (28 credits for students of all fields of study rsp. 22 credits for students in pedagogical and language related studies).
  • Registration: You can register online for a module (via Stud.IP).

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For trainee teachers:

Lehramt PLUS – Multidisciplinary Teaching
Anzahl Credits

16 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters, usually 4

Einrichtung

ZEWIL’s Lehramt PLUS and Dorothea Schlözer programme: Teacher Training

If you are a trainee teacher who is interested in giving multidisciplinary and/or bilingual lessons, then you need the Multidisciplinary Teaching certificate. It is designed for anyone who wants to teach social studies (history, politics/economy, geology), integrated natural sciences, an English language specialism, or to integrate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into lessons.

  • Work experience / practical section: Incl. work experience in a school, educational institute or other place of learning.
  • Registration: Registration for the various courses is via Stud.IP. The certificate can be applied for from Lehramt PLUS once all relevant focal courses for a certificate have been successfully completed.

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Lehramt PLUS Certificate
Anzahl Credits

Min. 16 credits

Dauer

Duration: Min. 2 semesters

Einrichtung

ZEWIL's Lehramt PLuS: the Original!

As a trainee teacher you can attend practical and vocational workshops and seminars as part of the Lehramt PluS certificate programme to develop individual skills all around the topic of school and thus prepare for everyday school life. You will tackle school-relevant subjects such as "learning democracy in school", "non-violent communication", "bullying intervention", "intercultural competence", "school and law" and much more.

  • Work experience / practical section: Practical module with 6 credits
  • Special notes: Certificate paths with different subject areas
  • Registration: No registration necessary; registration for the seminars via Stud.IP

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For doctoral candidates:

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Certificate
Anzahl Credits

No credits

Dauer

Duration: 2-3 semester

Einrichtung

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This certificate is primarily aimed at junior scientists gaining their first experiences in teaching in higher education. Participants will get to know the basic content and methods of teaching and learning in higher education as well as to enhance existing competencies. This will be achieved through practice-oriented and active-learning methods in interdisciplinary groups of no more than twelve participants.

  • Work experience / practical section: Collegial discussions of practical experiences and sitting in on classes
  • Registration: Via e-mail

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External language certificates:

TOEFL ITP
Anzahl Credits

3 credits (for preparatory course)

Dauer

Duration: See below

Einrichtung

ETS Berlin in cooperation with the English Department

ETS Berlin in cooperation with the English Department offers the TOEFL ITPfor first-year students in the English Department who need proof of language proficiency to undertake English studies in Göttingen. This test assesses your listening and reading comprehension and your grammar.

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