Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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If you plan to do the Lehrdiplom in English as a first (or only) teaching subject, then we recommend that you take:

If you plan to do the Lehrdiplom in English as a second (or additional) teaching subject, then we recommend that you take:

Do I need a Master Thesis in English Literature or Linguistics for the Lehrdiplom?

This depends on whether you plan to do English as a first (or only) teaching subject or as a second (or additional) teaching subject:

  • English as a first (or only) teaching subject: Yes, you need a Master Thesis in English (or a closely related field; see requirements section for details);
  • English as a second (or additional) teaching subject: No, you do not need a Master Thesis in English Literature or Linguistics.

Can I do the Lehrdiplom with a Monomaster in Linguistics?

Yes, you can also do the Lehrdiplom with a Monomaster in Linguistics, provided that:

  • for the first (or only) teaching subject, you take at least 45 ECTS in modules in English;
  • for the second (or additional) teaching subject, you take at least 30 ECTS in modules in English;
  • you fulfill all the other requirements (e.g. Master Thesis in English or a closely related field).

Note: In addition to modules in English Linguistics, the module "Language Data Acquisition" (9 ECTS; module code: 06SM271-517) can be counted for the Lehrdiplom for English as a teaching subject.

Can I do the Lehrdiplom with a Monomaster in Literature?

Yes, you can also do the Lehrdiplom with a Monomaster in Literature, provided that:

  • for the first (or only) teaching subject, you take at least 45 ECTS in modules in English;
  • for the second (or additional) teaching subject, you take at least 30 ECTS in modules in English;
  • you fulfill all the other requirements (e.g. Master Thesis in English or a closely related field)..