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German Studies as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
Undergraduate studies (2 Subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semesters
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
Language Requirements

German HZB: none
International application: German C1
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Special Requirements

Pre-study internship in the vocational subject (recommended).

Restricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

German Studies is offered as a teaching subject (or supplementary teaching subject) within the bachelor's programme Technical Education. As first subject, a vocational subject must be studied. Please note the subject combination options.

The subject of German Studies comprises the areas of literary studies, linguistics and teaching methodology. A basic module on each area provides students with an introduction to the key working techniques and an initial overview of the methods, topics and theories of the subject. Following these basic modules, students take a combination module comprising literature and linguistics content and expanding on content from the previous modules. Finally, the compulsory elective area gives students the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest, enabling them to select a module from a wide range of literature and linguistics courses.

In the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education, German as a teaching subject is worth a total of 48 credit points.

Further information on the website of the programme German Studies (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Grammar
  • Introduction to genre-specific textual analysis
  • Language teaching
  • Literature teaching
  • Morphology and syntax
  • Overview of periods of literary history
  • Phonetics and phonology
  • Semantics and pragmatics
  • Working techniques in literary studies
Course Content

Students embark on the subject in the 1st and 2nd semesters via compulsory modules L1 Introduction to Literary Studies and S1 Introduction to Linguistics. These models provide an overview of the key methods, topics and theories of the relevant subject, and a number of working techniques are acquired.

From the 3rd semester, students can take module D1 Introduction to Teaching Methodology, K TE combination module Technical Education and a module from the compulsory elective area. Module D1 consists of an introduction to teaching literature and an introduction to language teaching. These two courses should be taken following the completion of the relevant introductory module. Module K TE involves a specialisation course in the area of literary studies and an advanced course in the thematic area of grammar. This module should also be taken after completing the relevant introductory modules.

In the compulsory elective area, students can select a literary studies module (L3-L4) and a linguistics module (S3-S5, S7) from the 3rd semester.

The Bachelor’s thesis is written in the subject area or in the second subject during the 6th semester.


Semester Compulsory modules   Compulsory elective modules Optional

L1 Introduction to Literary Studies I (10 CP)


S1 Introduction to Linguistics (10 CP)


D1 Introduction to Teaching Methodology (10 CP)

K TE combination module Technical Education (8 CP)    
4   L 3 - L 4 or S 3 - S 6 or S 7 (10 CP)  
6       Bachelor’s thesis (15 CP)
Recommended Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity for teamwork and willingness to cooperate
  • Ability to explain and demonstrate subject-related contexts
  • Enjoyment of imparting knowledge to others
  • Ability to give presentations and speak freely to groups
  • Great ability to motivate others
  • Assertiveness
Career Opportunities

Students take German as a teaching subject with the prospect of studying the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education (with German Studies as a second subject) after completing the Bachelor’s degree. After completing the Master’s degree, graduates have good employment prospects in areas such as:

  • Technical education
  • Continuing education and adult education
  • Educational publishers
  • Science and research
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master''s programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master''s programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are restricted: Computer Science, English Studies (school subject: English), Food Science, German Studies (school subject: German), Politics, Spanish Studies, Sports.

Some subjects in the Bachelor Teacher Training Course for Technical Education are admission-free: Catholic Religious Education, Chemistry, Colour Technology and Interior Decoration, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Metals Technology, Physics, Plant Operations and Manufacturing of Wood Products, Protestant Religious Education and Site Engineering.

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

Application Deadlines

01.06.-15.07. of the year for the winter semester

  • First-year students (application for the 1st semester) can only apply for the winter semester.
  • Those continuing their studies (application for higher semesters) can also apply for the summer semester (December 1st - January 15th.

The following applies to applications from non-EU countries:

  • VPD from uni-assist OR a passed assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a preparatory foundation course (Studienkolleg) is required.
  • Applications for the Studienkolleg must be submitted by July 15th.

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30167 Hannover