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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Program Name:

Hermann Paul Graduate School of Language Sciences
Alternate Name: Hermann Paul Centrums für Linguistik
Program Homepage: http://www.hpsl.uni-freiburg.de/profil&language=en
Institution: Universität Freiburg
Address: Starkenstr. 44
City: Freiburg
Zip/Postal Code: 79104
Country: Germany
Contact Person: Stefan Pfänder

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Phone: +49 (0)761203 3185
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Small (1-10 students)
Program Description: Apart from the more classic formats of doctoral education, the qualification concept of the HPSL puts special emphasis on the strong involvement of PhD students (as well as postdocs) in the structuring of the forms of teaching and learning. Overall, a study program is favored which – in the sense of the motto “professionally structured, but not like in school” – allows for a widening of the disciplinary horizon beyond the necessarily limited scope of each individual project. The program depends on the input from both the mentors and the students and has to be kept as flexible as possible in order to support the efficient completion of the PhD.

By means of the school’s guest researcher program, students can integrate themselves in international networks. An integral element for this purpose are workshops. Here, students work together with a senior researcher they have invited in a relaxed and at the same time concentrated atmosphere in small groups of 5-10 people.

Beyond the disciplinary and methodical education, the school provides the students with comprehensive advanced training offers.
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