Spanish, Master of Education

  • Which methods are used to learn the Spanish language?
  • Which are the most efficient ways to learn a foreign language, in particular Spanish?
  • Which literary works are relevant for the Spanish-language curriculum today?Which Spanish-speaking countries are incorporated in the Spanish-language curriculum today?
  • How can intercultural communication competencies be successfully fostered in Spanish-language classes?
Corinna Grabinski

I can definitely confirm that the degree course provides a good overview of the diverse aspects of Spanish culture.

– Corinna Grabinski, Bachelor's degree


Master of Education
Winter- and summer semester
4 semesters
Classroom language
German, Spanish
Not restricted, application at the faculty required
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
it is part of a modular degree course for teachers. Students have the option to decide whether they wish to continue their studies to become teachers after completing their B.A. degree.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Didactic Methodology
  • Literature Studies & Philology
  • Teaching
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • languages, reading

struggle through:

  • a plethora of reading materials
  • if required, the Latin proficiency certificate
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Romance Studies/Romance Philology + an additional degree course combinable as per RUB regulations
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the teaching profession
And else?
An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: Internship semester

Studying abroad ... is mandatory.
Duration: 6 weeks; 3 months if aiming at becoming a teacher, if the 2nd degree course is not a modern foreign language
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Dr. Judith Kittler
Building, Room: GB 7/137
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-29951
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Romanistik
Building, Room: GB 7/144
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25041
Website Fachschaft

Corinna Grabinski
Corinna Grabinski is a third-year student of Spanish. She is pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree, 2-subject programme. Corinna's second subject is History.

What made you choose this degree programme?

I opted for the Spanish Philology degree course, because I often travel to Spain and have gained an insight into Spanish culture/mentality; moreover, I did learn the language at school.

In which respect have or haven’t your expectations been fulfilled?

I can definitely confirm that the degree course provides a good overview of the diverse aspects of Spanish culture, stretching far beyond the 21st century. It helps understand linguistic and cultural changes and gain a good overall insight.

Which aspect of your degree programme do you enjoy most?

The aspect I enjoy most is the practical application of the Spanish language, i.e. studying vocabulary and translating. This makes it easier to relate to the language and to apply the acquired knowledge in everyday situations.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

I would not call it a challenge, but the greatest experience was the semester in Spain. Living in a country for several months, being confronted with bureaucratic and linguistic difficulties and having to fend for yourself is a novel and interesting experience. The only basis is the vocabulary you have learned, without which you wouldn’t get far.

What would you like to become after completing your degree?

Become a teacher – hopefully a good one ;)

Which advice would you like to give to students who consider enrolling in this degree programme?

You have to realise that you don’t memorise vocabulary lists, but that you will remember the words all your life, if all goes well. This awareness makes studying easier. Also, it boosts confidence to know that you’ll be able to speak Spanish as well as you native language.
Taught in lectures and seminars, general knowledge is also part of the programme. Here, you study not only the Spanish language, but also the Spanish society, political topics and important historical events.