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English Studies as subject in the Bachelor’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education

English 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
English, German
Language Requirements
Special Requirements

Pre-study internship (recommended).

Restricted admission

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

English 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.

Students who take the subject of English Studies at Leibniz Universität gain in-depth knowledge of literature, cultural studies, linguistics and teaching methodology. Students expand on their knowledge of the English language in language practice courses, offered by native speakers at the English Department. At this department, students lean how to prepare term papers in English at an academic level.

During courses in literature and cultural sciences offered by the English Department, students learn about American, British and postcolonial literatures and cultures, and explore these in the social and political context of the present and the past. During linguistics courses, students gain knowledge about the structures of the contemporary English language and the historical development of these structures. English teaching revolves around the questions that arise concerning the teaching and learning of a foreign language.

Further Information on the website of the English Department (German language only)

Areas of Focus

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

The study of English Studies is divided into introductory courses in which students gain basic knowledge, overview courses and advanced courses.

Students take language practice lessons in which they gain a fundamental knowledge of the English language, from widening their vocabulary and expanding on their knowledge of grammar to writing all kinds of texts.

Students on the Bachelor’s degree programme in Technical Education acquire a solid foundation that is further expanded on in the Master’s Teacher Training Course for Technical Education.

It is ensured during the degree programme that students gain the skills required to acquire knowledge independently.

Recommended Abilities
  • Love of reading
  • Love of linguistic expression
  • Critical faculties
  • Willingness to debate
  • Capacity for abstraction
  • Teaching skills
Career Opportunities
  • School
  • Language teaching at educational institutions
  • Media
  • Press activities for radio, newspapers and TV
  • Publishers
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

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

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 (application via uni-assist)
  • Applicants who have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) of a German foundation course (Studienkolleg): June 1st – July 15th 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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Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Zentrale Studienberatung
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover