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German Language and Literature, Department

Philosophische Fakultät at the Uni Jena

Institut für Germanistische Literaturwissenschaft; Institut für Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft; Institut für Auslandsgermanistik/Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache

  • Fürstengraben 18
  • 07743 Jena
  • Phone: +49 3641 930-0
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Teaching staff at the department 47
Total number of students 1,260
Number of master degree students 260

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 13/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 96.9 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 95.0 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.2
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.2
Digital teaching elements 2.3
Teaching foreign language skills
Research orientation 2.2
Rooms 2.3
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.2

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 610
Teacher qualification programmes
Teacher qualification centre Link
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Clearly structured range of study offers with various topics; manageable participant numbers; strong collaboration among teaching staff; GFL (German as a Foreign Language)/GSL (German as a Second Language)High practical orientation, through practical teaching exercises for example; High level of intercultural exchange through more than 40 Erasmus agreements.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International master's degree in German as a Foreign and Second Language with over 80% international students. High level of international demand.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Lecture theatres and seminar rooms are all very well equipped with media; Work using the ‘Moodle’ online learning platform
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Collaboration with non-university institutions (Weimar Classics Foundation); large edition project (historical-critical Wieland edition); intensive interdisciplinary collaboration (Philosophy, History of Art, English Studies, Psychology, Medicine, Computer Science); German as a Foreign Language/German as a Second Language: second-language acquisition and multilingualism research (German as a Second Language office ); development of teaching materials (office for textbook research, materials development); German in careers; further teacher training; internet-based learning.
  • Further information on research activities
    https://www.gw.uni-jena.de/germanistische_sprachwissenschaft https://www.glw.uni-jena.de/ https://www.modellromantik.uni-jena.de/ https://www.wieland-edition.uni-jena.de/ https://www.dafdaz.uni-jena.de/elikasa
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2022: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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