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Applied Linguistics as subject in the Bachelor's degree programme in Special Needs Education, non-school-based

Applied Linguistics as subject in the Bachelor's degree programme in Special Needs Education, non-school-based
(Bachelor of Arts)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

The proof of a special educational internship or equivalent practical work in educational work with people with disadvantages or disabilities is compulsory.

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

Applied Linguistics is offered as a second subject (or supplementary teaching subject) within the bachelor's programme Special Needs Education. As first subject Special Needs Education is studied. The first two semesters are reserved for the contents of the first subject. The courses of the second subject will be added by the third semester.

The Special Needs Education degree programme enables students to take various specialisations. The following profiles are available on the Bachelor’s degree programme at Leibniz Universität Hannover:

  • Advisory Services
  • Learning and Development
  • Linguistic Development and Education
  • Speech and Communication

The aim of the Speech and Communication profile is to enable graduates to work in speech therapy. If interested in this profile-shaping specialisation, students on the Bachelor’s degree programme should combine Special Needs Education as their first subject with Applied Linguistics as their second subject. The second subject, worth 30 credit points, addresses the theoretical linguistic foundations required for dealing independently with specialist issues.

Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Special Needs Education who have taken the Speech and Communication profile and Applied Linguistics as their second subject may apply for partial licensing for the following disorders:

  • Developmental disorders and rhinolalia
  • Speech disorders in the case of severe hearing impairment and cochlear implant care

After completing the Bachelor’s programme, graduates may enter the job market directly or go on to take the Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Further information on the website of the German Department.

Areas of Focus

  • Advanced grammar and syntactical analysis
  • German as a foreign and second language, and as the language of education
  • Introduction to the basic areas of linguistics: phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics
  • Language acquisition
  • Psychology of language
Course Content

The first academic year is dedicated to Special Needs Education content as the first subject. Courses in the second subject – Applied Linguistics – are taken in addition from the second academic year onwards.

The regular course sequence involves embarking on the subject in the 3rd semester via module S1 Introduction to Linguistics, which is devoted to the topics of phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The knowledge acquired in module S1 constitutes the basis for module S2 Grammar, which is taken in the 4th semester. The combination module Language Acquisition (K SE) can be selected from the 5th semester. This module builds on previous modules, combining content from areas S6 Language Acquisition and Psychology of Language with content from topic S7 Theory and Practice of German as a Foreign and Second Language, and as the Language of Education. Within module K SE, students can freely select two courses from the aforementioned thematic areas, depending on their interests and specialisations. Alternatively, students may take a seminar on the Introduction to Language Teaching.

Semester

Compulsory modules

1

 

2

 

3

S1 Introduction to Linguistics (10 CP)

4

S2 Grammar (10 CP)

5

K SE combination module Language Acquisition (a total of 2 courses from areas S6, S7 or D1.2) (10 CP)

6

 

Recommended Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in diagnosis and support prospects
  • Ability to organise work independently
  • Willingness to familiarise yourself with new thematic areas
  • Research skills
Career Opportunities

The aim of taking the Bachelor’s degree programme in Special Needs Education with Applied Linguistics as the second subject is to work in the area of speech therapy. With this Bachelor’s degree, graduates may apply for partial licensing for the following disorders:

  • Developmental disorders and rhinolalia
  • Speech disorders in the case of severe hearing impairment and cochlear implant care

After completing the Bachelor’s programme, graduates may enter the job market directly or go on to take the Master’s degree programme in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor’s degree programme in special needs education generally is admission restricted.

As second subject some subjects in the Bachelor’s degree programme in special needs education are restricted (Applied Linguistics (non-school-based), German Studies (school subject: German), History, Arts, Music, Social Studies and Science ("Sachkunde") and Sports (school subject: Physical Education) and others are admission-free (Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education) and Mathematics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations:

Application Deadlines

First-year students (Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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