LINGUIST List 15.1733

Mon Jun 7 2004

FYI: New Masters Program at Giessen University

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  1. Henning Lobin, New M.A. Programme in Lang. Tech./Foreign Lang. Learning

Message 1: New M.A. Programme in Lang. Tech./Foreign Lang. Learning

Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 09:46:08 -0400 (EDT)
From: Henning Lobin <>
Subject: New M.A. Programme in Lang. Tech./Foreign Lang. Learning

Master's Programme


Accredited Master's Programme at Giessen University, Germany

Application Deadline for the Winter Term 2004/05: July 15

This Master's Programme will enable you to shape the foreign language
learning of the future within the context of digital media, e-learning,
and foreign language pedagogy.

In order to be able both to respond to the new technological and
pedagogical challenges in the evaluation and development of promising
foreign language learning environments as well as to design the
environments themselves, both instructors and developers must have
special qualifications, a factor which thus far has been neglected in
traditional university degree courses.

This Master's Programme with its interdisciplinary approach involving
different departments represents an innovative specialization in
Germany which offers training in both language technology and foreign
language pedagogy. In a unique way, it prepares students to rise to
the challenges in the area of foreign language teaching and learning.

The Master's Programme Offers:

 * Interdisciplinary and project-oriented courses
 * In addition to courses where staff and students meet face to face,
 the programme also takes advantage of forms of blended learning
 * Intensive support is guaranteed
 * In the first term, specialized modules are tailored to the needs
 of the students and their individual educational backgrounds
 * Assignments range from seminar papers to self-directed study projects
 * Study projects in association with internal or external research
 projects (e.g., Goethe Institut, publishers or universities abroad)

The Master's Programme Qualifies You to:

 * Develop, evaluate and implement learning software
 * Evaluate and further develop existing learning environments as
 well as conceptualize and implement new environments
 * Offer guidance and continuing education courses for instructors in
 the area of e-teaching and in hypermedia learning environments
 * Establish and support multimedia learning centers in public or private
 educational institutions
 * Organize and support online-tutoring in distance learning programmes

Basic Information:

 * Admission requirements: B.A. (or equivalent) or six semesters at a
 German university with a Zwischenpr�fung/Vordiplom, or a Diploma
 degree (or equivalent) in the field of Computational Linguistics,
 Modern Foreign Languages or German (the latter must include a
 component in Teaching German as a Foreign Language); Proficiency in
 two foreign languages (neither of which may be the candidate's
 first language); Interview
 * Duration: This is a two-year programme (120 ECTS credits)
 * Language of instruction is primarily German
 * Degree: Master of Arts in Language Technology and Foreign
 Language Teaching and Learning


 Prof. Dr. Dietmar R�sler (Coordinator) Phone: +49 (0)641 99 29125 Fax: +49 (0)641 99 29109

 Prof. Dr. Henning Lobin Phone: +49 (0)641 99 29050 Fax: +49 (0)641 99 29059

 Prof. Dr. Michael Legutke Phone: +49 (0)641 99 30330 Fax: +49 (0)641 99 30339 
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