Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in German Language and Literature

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The aim of the Master’s degree study programme in German Language and Literature Teaching at Secondary Schools is to prepare qualified and competent teachers of German language and literature who are comprehensively educated for teaching at secondary schools where German is taught as a foreign language. Another goal of the study is to develop and deepen the knowledge and skills the students obtained in the previous studies, especially with respect to the philological reflection of language and literature in broader context of history and culture. Student acquire a comprehensive knowledge as well as practical competence in pedagogical and didactical disciplines, enabling them to effectively apply their knowledge in education.

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After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

  • work as teacher of German at secondary schools and other language-teaching settings
  • explain problematic language features and phenomena of German with respect to language teaching
  • present relevant information about the literature, culture, and history of the land and people of German-speaking countries
  • perform receptive and productive tasks based on texts in German and Czech
  • translate texts from and to German
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Graduates find positions at secondary schools of various types and orientation as well as in special language schools where German is taught as a foreign language.

They can work in positions involving individual creative tasks and requiring cultivated language.

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The standard duration of studies is four semesters. For admittance to the final state examination, students must earn a total of 120 ECTS credits for r type A/required, type B/selective, and type C/elective courses. Type A/required courses constitute the basis of the discipline; type B/selective and type C/elective courses can be chosen by the students according to their interests and intended professional specialization. The type B/selective and type C/elective courses can be chosen from those offered in the curriculum of the given study programme or from other courses offered by any other study programme.

During the course of their studies, students should follow the study catalogue valid for their year of matriculation. The study catalogues for the individual years of matriculation are available at the Faculty of Arts website.

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Practical training in language teaching in a grammar school or a secondary school for four weeks (20 teaching hours) is an obligatory part of the curriculum for this field.

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The final state examination has two parts: 1) a written exam - scholarly writing on a selected topic on German philology and teaching, with the opportunity for preparation based on a previously published broader list of possible topics; and 2) an oral exam – a presentation and discussion on a assigned topic from German linguistics, literature, or teaching, based on a published list of possible topics.

The final state examination also includes the thesis defence.

More information about graduation requirements can be found on the department website: http://www.phil.muni.cz/german/Studium/NJ_stat_zk.htm

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Graduates of the Master’s degree study programme may continue with a doctoral degree study programme in philology.

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Field of study specifications

Field of Study: Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in German Language and Literature
Abbreviation: NJU
Code: 7504T094
Type: Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Degree: Mgr.
Accreditation: to 31/12/2024
Programme: N7504 N-SS Teacher Training for Secondary Schools
Faculty of Arts
Field of study guaranteed by:
Faculty of Arts
Field guarantor:
doc. Mgr. Sylvie Stanovská, Dr.