Lower Secondary School Teacher Training in German Language

General information

The main objective of this programme is to provide students with high-quality professional training for their teaching career. A foundational part of this training is gaining high proficiency in German (C1 in language production and C2 in receptive skills based on CEFRL). Other components include sociocultural knowledge, which helps students develop their intercultural communication skills, solid and well-structured knowledge of various disciplines of language theory, general insight in literature and culture of German speaking countries, as well as thorough skills in teaching German as a foreign language. The training in teaching skills is focused on meeting all requirements that are necessary for graduates to perform the profession of teacher of German in a modern and fully qualified manner.

A successful graduate is able to

  • Use their language skills at level C1/C2 and can use the language efficiently for social and professional purposes
  • describe and explain the regularities of the language including formal-semantic and communication-pragmatic structures of the language and use the methodology of linguistic research
  • explain developments in literature, culture and society of German speaking countries, especially in the context of intercultural teaching, being able to apply the methodological apparatus used in literature and education research
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills in teaching foreign languages (German in particular) and skills in applying the methodology of research in the areas of education and FLT
  • make use of complex university training for teaching professions at primary and lower secondary schools

Graduate employment

Graduates find employment most frequently at lower secondary schools; many of them, however, work at upper secondary schools or at vocational schools, in both public and private language schools or in institutions specializing in language training (e.g., Austrian Institute in Brno). Many graduates also work as trainers in the area of further training of professional teachers. Regarding the fact that since 2013/2014, compulsory classes in a second foreign language are taught at Czech schools, and German is chosen as such by the highest number of pupils, the chance for our graduates to find employment as teachers of German at public schools has significantly increased.

An increasing demand for university graduates with a profound knowledge of foreign languages besides English is reflected in the business area too. In the last decades, many German, Swiss and Austrian businesses have settled in Czechia, and they can provide significant numbers of relevant jobs for our graduates, especially in cases where there are not enough teaching jobs.

Faculty Faculty of Education
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 2 years, 3 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

BASICS OF HUMAN SCIENCES

Applicants will take a test covering the field "Basics of Human Sciences", detailed information here (Czech only).

Evaluation criteria
1256

Conditions and criteria for admission to studies in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Education, MU are made public on the PdF website http://www.ped.muni.cz/studium/pro-uchazece-o-studium.

Additional information

You will find more detailed information on this programme at the Department of German language and literature of the Faculty of Education, MU, from the website of the Faculty (www.ped.muni.cz), or the website of the Department (www.ped.muni.cz/wger).

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