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Training: Multilingual and Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

6 ECTS credits
180 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4020087FNR for all students in the 2nd semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Taught in
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Linguistics and Literary Studies
Activities and contact hours
  • 90 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
  • 360 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course content

The practical internship and research training are only possible within the profile "Multilingualism and Foreign Language Acquisition", and have the following aims:

  1. a research-related training (e.g in preparation of a future PhD) by, for example,  participating in collecting,  processing, analysing and interpreting data in the frame of study on multilingualism, multilingual education or language acquisition conducted by a research group ;
  2. an education-related practical internship or training in, for instance, a multilingual school,  a CLIL-project (CLIL = Content and Language Integrated Learning) or a European School.
  3. an institution-related practical internship or training in, for instance,  a multilingual institution, company, association or organisation.
Additional info

Students wishing to participate in the practical internship or training are expected to contact the appropriate member of the course team in the course of the first two weeks of the semester at the latest.

There is an annual numerus clausus of max. 30 places for the practical internship and the practical research trainings. The course team will select the students in case there are more candidates than slots available.

The nature, objectives and practical modalities of the internship and practical research trainings will be presented to interested students during an information session at the beginning of the semester.

The internships should have a clear link with the themes of multilingualism, second/foreign language learning and/or teaching.

Internships and research trainings may (but need not) be related to the topic or theme of the student's master thesis.

The exact nature and division of the activities, time spent on site (if appropriate) and other modalities and practicalities will be decided by the end of the third week of the semester in consultation with the member of the course team who supervises the student during his/her internship or practical training.

Extra expenses incurred in the frame of the practical internship or training (travel expenses etc.) cannot be covered  by the university and must be paid by the students themselves.

Programme Objectives

Algemene competenties

Through the internship or practical training, students acquire one or more of the following:

1) an open and critical scientific attitude and the ability to apply this attitude in a range of real-life contexts.

2) scientific independence, i.e. the student shows clear signs of independence in conduct fundamental and applied research appropriate for the level of a junior researcher.

3) practical competencies related to and required by the actual labour market.

4) Target language-specific competencies in the target language at the C1 / C2 of the CEFR.


The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

  • Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

Internship with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

Additional info with regard to grading

The final mark for this course is determined on the basis of the evaluation of a written report (between 5000 - 7500 words) which has to be submitted after completion of the practical internship or training. In this report, the student describes the organisation (its nature, staff and clients, objectives, strategies, accomplishments) in which (s)he has performed his/her internship and/or the activities the student performed during the practical training but also reflects on this elements based on the theoretical insights acquired during the regular courses in the study programme.  Both content, structure and language and style will be taken into consideration in the marking of the written report.  Further details on the contents and the format of the report will be provided at the beginning of the internship or training.