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

Spanish 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
Primary Language of Instruction
German, Spanish
Special Requirements

Proof of language skill. 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 obligatory.

Short Description

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

Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, spoken by some 450 million people across four continents. After completing the preparatory phase of teacher training at a school, those who study the subject of Spanish Studies in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools (Master LG) may teach this language as well as Spanish literature and culture at a German school. Four semesters is the standard period of study for the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools. Spanish Studies can be taken as a first or second subject. Students require a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in the subjects to be taken at Master’s level to be admitted to the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools. The Ordinance on Master’s Degrees for Teacher Training in Lower Saxony (Nds. MasterVO-Lehr) specifies provisions relating to subject combinations that must be observed.

Those who study Spanish Studies examine the linguistics, literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to these three core areas, students also learn teaching methodology. They also develop their language skills to university level.

Education sciences play a major role in the Master’s degree programme. In this area, students learn aspects relating to education science and psychology, which are important in the teaching profession.

Further information on the website of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Advanced grammar, pronunciation and the history of language
  • Advanced Spanish language acquisition
  • Language and the internet
  • Literatures and cultures of Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Literature and film (e.g. telenovelas)
  • Options for periods abroad
  • Reflection on the teaching and learning of foreign languages
  • Teaching methodology and education sciences
Course Content

The Master’s degree programme places a particular emphasis on education sciences and teaching methodology. Students who take Spanish Studies only take one specialisation module in literature or linguistics. They also study advanced teaching methodology and complete practical training at a school, which is also supervised by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The Master’s thesis module involves attending a colloquium in which students reflect on their topic and receive support in the writing process.

Semester 1 2 3 4

Compulsory modules

 

Advanced module in Teaching Methodology: Spanish as a Foreign Language in School Classes 8 CP

Practical Training 7 CP

 

Master’s thesis

Optional modules

Master’s specialisation module Linguistics OR

Master’s specialisation module

Literature and Cultural Sciences

Recommended Abilities

Teachers should enjoy interacting with children and young people. Furthermore, it should be taken into consideration that teaching staff must also interact with parents, education experts from other institutions and a large number of teacher colleagues. Of course, it is also important that students are interested in their chosen subjects, enabling them to get their pupils enthusiastic about the subjects. Multidisciplinary skills such as knowledge transfer are also required.

Career Opportunities

The Master’s degree in the Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools entitles graduates to enter the preparatory phase of teacher training for grammar schools in Lower Saxony for both subjects taken. It is generally possible for graduates to change to a different federal state for their preparatory phase of teacher training; a test is taken on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the relevant local educational authorities. Graduates may also embark on an academic career by taking a doctorate. They also have the possibility to work in a non-school-based area in the subjects taken.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

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

Admission and special language Regulations Master’s Teacher Training Course for Grammar Schools

Admission Regulations Degree Programme Spanish

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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