Completing the Lehrdiplom

Note:

  • The lists below only comprise the requirements in the field of English Studies (fachwissenschaftliche Voraussetzungen).
  • The complete Lehrdiplom requirements can be found in the corresponding Rahmenverordnung and Studienordnung (see www.ife.uzh.ch/llbm/lehrdiplomfuermaturitaetsschulen.html).

Requirements for the 1st or Only Teaching Subject

 The minimum requirements for English as the first or only teaching subject are:

  • at least 45 ECTS in English Literature and/or English Linguistics at Master level;
  • overall, at least 21 ECTS in English Literature;
  • overall, at least 21 ECTS in English Linguistics;
  • in addition, a Master Thesis in English Literature and/or Linguistics (or a closely related field, e.g. another modern language or computer linguistics);
  • Language Skills for Teachers (Sprachkompetenzprüfung Englisch);
  • stay abroad.

Important: Students wishing to do the Lehrdiplom but intending to write their Master Thesis in a field other than English Studies are strongly encouraged to contact the advisor of studies before writing their Master Thesis.

Requirements for the 2nd or Additional Teaching Subject

The minimum requirements for English as the first or only teaching subject are:

  • at least 30 ECTS in English Literature and/or English Linguistics at Master level;
  • overall, at least 21 ECTS in English Literature;
  • overall, at least 21 ECTS in English Linguistics;
  • Language Skills for Teachers (Sprachkompetenzprüfung Englisch);
  • stay abroad.

 

Note: In the FAQ section, you can find which Bachelor and Master programs in English we recommend for students planning to do the Lehrdiplom with English as a first (or only) and as a second (or additional) teaching subject.