Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften

Objectives and assessment

What will I gain from a school placement abroad?

The Teacher Training Act (LABG Link 2009 § 11 paragraph 10) requires students of modern foreign languages who wish to become teachers to spend a minimum of three months residence abroad, thus strengthening the professional competence of future teachers of foreign languages. Participating in the English Department’s PrimA programme, you can combine this mandatory stay abroad with the obligatory practical components of your bachelor's degree. The five most important objectives are:

1. growth of competence in general everyday communication in the foreign
language i.e. in English
2. development of professionally oriented and subject specific language
3. cultural and general knowledge about the country in which the internship takes
4. intercultural competence
5. development of the full range of practical teaching skills

The school placement abroad is integrated into the Optionalbereich, in which you can obtain the necessary credits for the practical components. The entire package Optionalbereich Kompakt includes the preparatory class, the follow-up class, and the placement at an English or Welsh school (see course particulars).

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