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English Studies as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

English Studies as subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools
(Master of Education)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester only when there are vacant capacities
Primary Language of Instruction
English, German
Special Requirements

A school internship and a further internship (in a company, a social institution, a sports club, etc.) for at least four weeks must have been completed (compulsory).

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad for three months is obligatory.

Short Description

The subject  English Studies is offered as one of two subjects within the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools.

Students on the Master’s degree programme acquire the specialist and teaching skills required to work successfully as a grammar school teacher.

Teaching methodology is of great importance to students aspiring to become school teachers. In addition to the customary theoretical education in teaching methodology, students complete five weeks of practical training at a school after attending a preparatory seminar. Seconded grammar school teachers help prepare students for their practical training. The subject of English Studies cooperates with post-secondary schools in the city and region of Hannover where students can undertake their practical training.

Further Information on the website of the English Department

Areas of Focus

  • Applied linguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Gender
  • Language and literature teaching
  • Media
  • Postcolonial literature and cultures
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Teaching media
  • Transculturality/transnationality
  • Variational linguistics
Course Content

Students on the Master’s degree programme are taught about the English language, literature and culture in a practice-oriented, modern way. In teaching methodology, students learn about different teaching techniques. They take a compulsory course in “Planning and Analysis of English Lessons” to prepare them for their five weeks of practical training at a school. Students then have the know-how required to teach English in future.

In the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools, students who take English Studies as their first subject almost exclusively learn about English language teaching. In addition, students take a course in a subject discipline of their choice.

If English Studies is the second subject, students take advanced courses in the subject disciplines in addition to courses in teaching methodology.

All students who take English Studies as a subject in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools spend a three-month study-relevant period abroad in a country where English is the official language. The English Department maintains contacts with British, American and international universities, and provides support to students seeking to go abroad.

Recommended Abilities
  • Love of reading
  • Love of linguistic expression
  • Critical faculties
  • Willingness to debate
  • Capacity for abstraction
  • Teaching skills
Career Opportunities
  • School
  • Educational publishers
  • Media
  • Newspapers/journals
  • Radio and TV
  • Cultural institutions
  • Universities
Admission requirements and application

Application Deadlines

First-year students

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

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

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

 

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Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
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Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building