- B1 CEFR level of German (to start the Language continued program)
- nearly native command of Polish (to start the Language beginner program)
- secondary school leaving certificate with its legalization or apostille
- certified translation into the Polish language of the certificate together with its legalization or apostille
- copy of valid visa or other document legally entitling to stay within the territory of Poland (concerns the citizens of the countries which have no visa exemption agreement with Poland)
- medical certificate allowing the candidate to study within the selected language program and mode of study
- on-line application form
- more information concerning the admission procedure
German Language and Literature Programs are offered in four speclialisations:
- Translation Program
- German for Business and Tourism Program
- Teaching German as a Foreign Language
- general specialisation (free choice of all available courses, with no specific professional profile)
Full-time programs involve 15 weeks of regular classes per semester. Classes are held Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students sign up online for courses in September choosing time and day of classes, specialization courses, form of some courses (online or face-to-face) etc.
German Language and Literature Studies
Bachelor studies (1st cycle), full time;
Modes: Language continued (from B1 level of German) or Language beginner (from A1 level of German)
The program core courses focus on practical German language skills within receptive skills - listening and reading comprehension and productive skills such as speaking and writing up to the level C1 CEFR. Students are equipped with practical language skills by means of various activating teaching methods applied during classed supported by rich online resources. Moreover, the students are provided with broad knowledge of German language and literature against a wider intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. The study program includes components of literature, linguistics, culture, history, communication etc. with and a wide range of elective modules: foreign language teaching, language for business and tourism, translation and “language +language”. Responding to students’ needs, the Philological School of Higher Education offers flexible programs with a number of elective courses and various course combinations. To the advantage of both international and Polish students, in the Language continued program the majority of courses are taught entirely in German whereas for the Language beginner program no previous command of German is needed but a strong command of Polish is required (initially some academic courses are held in German and in Polish). Courses are delivered by highly qualified international academics supported by state-of-the-art teaching aids and solutions – mainly Moodle e-learning platform resources including the rich offer of alternative online courses and study materials.
A graduate of this program has a fluent command of German in speech and writing, including professional vocabulary and structures at level C1 CEFR and possesses a comprehensive knowledge in general humanities, a comprehensive knowledge of historical, cultural and literary issues of German-speaking countries. Graduation ensures thorough educational knowledge in the field of linguistics as well as the ability to resolve vocational dilemmas and to transfer information and skills to other fields of study. The acquired knowledge and skills may be successfully applied in a graduate's future career with respect to ethical principles.
A graduate of Teaching German as a Foreign Language module (TGFL), stage I-II (pre-school and primary school):
- possesses adequate education in the field of German methodology;
- obtains appropriate preparation for German teaching within major specialisation;
- is familiar with a wide range of stimulating activities supporting a teaching and educational process;
- is capable of performing duties of care and education.
Completing German for Business and Tourism module ensures acquisition of the following skills and knowledge:
- communication in business environment;
- increasing linguistic competence individually, especially in the area of specialist language;
- outline of macro- and microeconomics;
- conducting meetings, presentations, business correspondence;
- initiating and keeping co-operation with EU institutions.
Completing Translation module ensures acquisition of professional translation skills in German-Polish and Polish-German translation. In the framework of specialist courses main emphasis is on:
- developing and mastering practical German language skills;
- adequate education in the field of theory of translation;
- raising competence in the area of specialist language;
- improving techniques and strategies applied in written and oral translation.
Completing additionally the Minor Language module („Language + Language”) ensures acquisition of a thorough knowledge of the second language with an extended component of historical, cultural and literary topics. The minor language may be English, Spanish or Italian, depending on the number of candidates.
The acquired skills and knowledge enable graduates to work in international companies, educational sector (schools, cultural institutions etc.), in the tourist industry, in publishing and mass-media companies, local, state and EU administrative institutions, as a German culture promoter in cultural institutions, or as a translator.