Teaching of German Language and Literature

The Department of German, Dutch and Scandinavian Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University Bratislava is the oldest and the largest academic German studies department in Slovakia. It was founded in 1923 and traditionally trains future teachers of German as well as translators and interpreters in the three language areas mentioned above. The Department offers study at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree levels.

Field of Study: teacher training and education science

The Bachelor’s degree (3 years) has an overview character. It focuses on the study of linguistic subjects (German lexicology, stylistics, morphology and syntax), the history and theory of German literature, as well as the history and contemporary topics of German-speaking countries. A prerequisite for mastering these disciplines is language training in practical language exercises at the B2 to C1 levels in a communicative manner. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree can apply for the Master’s degree in both the field of Teaching Academic Subjects and the field of Translation and Interpreting.

In the Master’s degree (2 years), students specialise  theoretically and practically in didactic-pedagogical disciplines (didactics of the German language, didactics of literature, didactics of the media, preparation and analysis of the lesson) and deepen their knowledge of the language (e.g. in the field of German phraseology) and of German literature. Teaching is at the C2 level. In the teacher study, teaching theory is covered, with follow-up practice in schools. Students attend many events in cooperation with various educational institutions (e.g. Goethe Institute).

Profile subjects from secondary school are German and Slovak.

Career opportunities in practice: Bachelor’s degree graduates can work in all areas of socio-political and cultural life where broad linguistic knowledge is required, or they can go on to a Master’s degree. Graduates of the Master’s degree study are qualified for all levels of schooling and can work as lecturers in both state and private educational institutions. The acquired linguistic and cultural competences can also be used in the field of culture and media. Outstanding graduates may apply for doctoral study. All three levels of study offer opportunities for study abroad.



Applicants will be admitted to all teaching programmes on the basis of a general aptitude test as part of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by www.scio.cz, s. r. o.


For more information, please see our website: http://fphil.uniba.sk/katedry-a-odborne-pracoviska/katedra-germanistiky-nederlandistiky-a-skandinavistiky/ or the department's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Katedra-germanistiky-nederlandistiky-a-%C5%A1kandinavistiky-FiF-UK-1695299114054372/, or contact the head of the department, doc Jozef Tancer: jozef.tanceruniba.sk.