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Teacher Training

Information for Prospective Teacher Training Students

We are glad you are interested in studying English at the University of Regensburg!

At the Department of English and American Studies, you can study English for the following school types:

  • Grundschule: English as major subject (Unterrichtsfach) or as a minor subject (Didaktikfach)
  • Mittelschule: English as major subject (Unterrichtsfach) or as a minor subject (Didaktikfach), including as a minor subject for the program in Special Needs Education (Sonderpädagogik) 
  • Realschule: English as one of two major subjects (Unterrichtsfach)
  • Gymnasium: English as one of two major subjects (vertieft studiertes Fach)

For more information on the content and focus of the each program, as well as the individual combination options within each program, please go to Students: Teacher Training


Please note:

Due to the high number of new enrollments for programs at the Department of English and American Studies in the past semesters, waiting times for the admission to some classes are to be expected at the moment. A very good knowledge of English (see below) is essential to actively and successfully participate in all courses in the required manner. 

English language skills

Classes at the Department of English and American Studies are taught almost exclusively in English. To complete their studies successfully, prospective students should be able to demonstrate sufficient English language skills and furthermore possess adequate knowledge of the languages, literatures, and cultures of the United Kingdom and North America.

Language proficiency should be at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) with respect to all language competencies, and at level C1 CEFR with respect to receptive language competencies. In Bavarian high school leaving certificates (Abiturzeugnis), the language level according to CEFR is usually indicated. How many years of language training at school approximately correspond to which CEFR level can be seen in this table:

Level

Years of language training

C1

Zeugnis der allg. Hochschulreife/fachgebundenen Hochschulreife/  Fachhochschulreife in the 1st or 2nd foreign language; Requirements met in full

B2

Zeugnis der allg. Hochschulreife/ fachgebundenen Hochschulreife/  Fachhochschulreife with at least mark 4 in der 1st or 2nd foreign language; Minimum requirements met

B1

At least 5 subsequent years of mandatory education in the 1st foreign language OR
at least 4 subsequent years of mandatory education in the 2nd foreign language OR
at least 3 subsequent years of mandatory education in the 3rd foreign language

A2

At least 3 subsequent years of mandatory education in 1st or 2nd foreign language OR
At least 2 subsequent years of mandatory education in 3rd foreign language

A1

At least 1 year (as an elective)

Self-Test

Prospective students may take the following self-test to assess their skills and knowledge:

Test + Key

Additional self-tests can be found here:

http://www.uni-muenster.de/C-Test/demo/

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/

https://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/1949.0.html

http://www.englishmedialab.com/grammar.html

These tests are for self-assessment. They are not a mandatory requirement for the enrollment at the university. We recommend prospective students brush up their skills acquired at school, e.g. through English-language newspapers, novels, films, series, podcasts etc.


Contact

For all questions regarding the organization of studies, please contact the student advisors.


Further information


  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften

Department of English and American Studies

Information for (prospective) students


Contact Us:

Department of English and American Studies

University of Regensburg

93040 Regensburg