Italian (Teaching Subject)

The subject Italian focuses on a solid linguistic education and aims at equipping students with basic subject-related academic and didactic knowledge, as well as relevant practical competences in French. In the area of linguistics, this includes knowledge of language systems, text linguistics, sociolinguistics, variational linguistics and pragmalinguistics. Courses in the area of regional studies focus on country-specific knowledge, such as knowledge of society, politics, economy, history and geography of the linguistic and cultural area selected, from a problem-oriented perspective. Competences that students should develop in the area of literature and media studies include the ability to analyse the aesthetics and culture of Italian forms of expression in literature and media. The programme aims at imparting subject-specific didactic competences in the area of language teaching and language acquisition. In addition, students acquire excellent practical Italian language competences required for teaching Italian at schools.

To reach this high level of language proficiency, students need to demonstrate language proficiency in Italian equivalent to level B1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) when they start their studies. In addition, students have to successfully complete the supplementary examination in Latin by the end of the degree programme.

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General Information about the Teacher Education Programme

The teacher education programme for secondary school teachers (of general education) consists of a bachelor’s programme (8 semesters/240 ECTS credits) and a master’s programme (4 semesters/120 ECTS credits).

Students select two teaching subjects according to their interests and acquire subject-related academic and didactic knowledge. In addition, they have to complete courses on General Educational Fundamentals and Studies on Teaching.

Students who would like to study a third teaching subject, can do so by completing an extension curriculum.

Attention

Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

 Overview of the bachelor programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

The courses of the general educational basics (ABG) can be found here.



 Overview of the master programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

The courses of the general educational basics (ABG) can be found here.



Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates