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First Semester

Welcome! We have compiled some information about the organization of your studies on this website. If you have any further questions regarding the beginning of your studies in one of the teacher training programs, please contact the advisors at the Department of English and American Studies.


HAVE A GOOD START!


First-Semester Students

First-semester students ( (incl. students coming from other universities and students changing their study programs)

All relevant information for beginning your studies will be provided on the website of the Central Department for Course Counseling.
 

There will be in-person introductory meetings to your course of study:

Lehramt Englisch Unterrichtsfach Grundschule, Mittelschule, Realschule, Lehramt Gymnasium (two sessions):

  • Tuesday, April 19: 14-15:30, H 3
  • Tuesday, April 19: 15:30-17:00, H 3

The entire introductory program for all teacher training programs can be viewed here.

Didaktikfach Englisch Mittelschule (Mittelschule allgemein): 

  • Wednesday, April 20: 8:15-12:30, H 4 ("Spezifische Informationen zum Studium, Praktika, Didaktiken einer Fächergruppe", see here)

The entire introductory program for all teacher training programs can be viewed here.

The student representatives of the School for Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Fachschaft SLK) offer various social activities and a workshop for first-semester students in the week before the start of the new semester. Please find all details here. Their website can be accessed here.

Please contact Anna Kleist and Gabriele Mödl if you have any questions.


Course Registration

Online course registration

Registration takes place online in the electronic course catalog (in SPUR). Further information and registration dates can be found here and in the individual course descriptions in SPUR.

Please note: Students who do not show up for the first session in the first week of class will lose their place in class.

FlexNow

In addition to the online course registration in SPUR, there is an electronic system for managing your academic records: FlexNow. Students must register in FlexNow for all classes they would like to get credit for (i.e. all compulsory classes and all courses for their electives).

Registration for most classes will take place during the semester. For the exact registration dates and further information, please go to Course Registration --> FlexNow.


Recommended Classes for Your First Semester

You will find an overview of all compulsory courses in the teacher training programs, according to the currently valid examination regulations (PO) and study recommendations, here. These lists show the basic structure of your studies in linguistics, literary and cultural studies, language, and teaching English, which you should supplement with non-mandatory courses according to your interests and needs (e. g. with regard to exam/thesis preparation). Generally, we recommend taking some of the following courses in the first semester [(teaching) hours per week=Semesterwochenstunden, ECTS pts.=Leistungspunkte].

  • English as a major subject (vertieft studiertes Fach/Unterrichtsfach)
    • General Language Course A (2 hours/3 ECTS pts.)
    • Introduction to English Linguistics I: Theory and Structure (2 hours/4 ECTS pts.) with the accompanying seminar
      Understanding English Linguistics I: Theory and Structure (1 hour/2 ECTS pts.)
    • Introduction to English and American Literary Studies (3 hours/4 ECTS pts.)
    • Introduction to British and Irish Studies (2 hours/2 ECTS pts.)
    • Introduction to American Studies (1 hour/1 ECTS pt.)
    • (possibly) American Literary History or British Literary History (2 hours/4 ECTS pts. each)
  • English as a minor subject (Didaktikfach einer Fächergruppe der Grund-/Mittelschule):
    • General Language Course A (2 hours/3 ECTS pts.)

Other combinations are possible. However, students should try to successfully complete the core modules Linguistics, Language, Literary Studies, and Cultural Studies within approximately three to four semesters. The dates of the courses offered each semester can be found in the detailed course catalog.        

At the university, there are a number of other course types (such as lectures, seminars, and advanced seminars). The following list provides you with a brief overview of these.

You can find further information regarding the structure of your study program and the organization of your studies at Teacher Training and Structure.


Additional Foreign Language Skills

Students who study English in the Teacher Training Programs will need to show some proof of foreign language skills in addition to English by the time they apply for admission to their state exams at the Examinations Office. Details about the foreign language requirements can be found in the Examination Regulations of your study program.

Additional foreign language skills may be acquired during the course of study. The Center of Language and Communication (ZSK) offers a variety of language courses at their Department for Foreign Language Training (SFA).

When you apply for admission to the state exams at the Examinations Office, you will need to show proof of your foreign language skills, for example with your high school leaving certificate or a certificate issued by the ZSK.

How many years at school of foreign language training correspond to which level can be found here.

LATIN: Students who study English for Lehramt Gymnasium must demonstrate “gesicherte Lateinkenntnisse” when registering for the state examination. You can find information regarding Latin language skills and courses here.


Further Information

At the university, there are a number of other course types (such as lectures, seminars, and advanced seminars). The following list provides you with a brief overview of these.

You can find further information regarding the structure of your study program and the organization of your studies at Teacher Training and Structure.



  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