German as a Foreign or Second Languagepart time, full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Kassel

    Location

  • September 2024 (Germans and inhabitants)

    One day left (EU), One day left (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study

German as a Foreign Language

Target group

Graduates of academic studies in German language and literature from Germany or abroad

Annotation

How do you convey German to learners whose native language is not German? What role can smartphones, apps and other media play in language teaching? The demand for teachers for "German as a Foreign or Second Language" (DaFZ) is still high, so the corresponding Kassel Master's degree programme offers holders of a Bachelor's degree in German Studies or in a related subject good opportunities to shape their career. One of the foundations of the subject is psycholinguistics, which deals with the complex conditions for speaking and understanding language. In addition to this basic module, the students deal with methods and planning principles for DaFZ lessons. In the four-semester Master's programme, they deal in detail with language didactics and also train their didactic skills in a required internship. At the centre of the training are scientific theories and the practice of foreign or second-language German lessons as well as their empirical research. If you love internationality and are interested in language, literature, cultural mediation and media didactics, you will have the necessary motivation for the Master's degree programme in "German as a Foreign or Second Language". Part-time study is quite possible due to the course of study in this degree course. Upon request, you can register for part-time studies in accordance with Section 19 (2) Hesse Higher Education Act (HessHG). The specific provisions for part-time studies will then apply. Counselling by the subject-specific student advice service is recommended.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree in the subjects German as a Foreign Language, German Studies or another language-related subject or equivalent professionally qualifying university degree with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters with the grade of at least 2.5 or better.

Lecture period
  • 14.10.2023 - 14.02.2025
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2024/2025)
  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.03.2024 - 15.07.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.03.2024 - 15.07.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.06.2024 - 01.09.2024

    Please note the current (possibly shortened/extended) deadlines on the respective study programme page of the University of Kassel.

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

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