Sign Language Interpreting
Bachelor of Arts
First Cycle Programmes
Start of studies
The programme begins each winter semester.
Applicants with foreign certificates please apply till 31 May via uni-assist e.V..
Standard period of study
The standard period of study is 8 semesters.
special admission requirements
The language of instruction is German.
The Sign Language Interpreting programme prepares students, by means of an academically founded, practice-oriented education to work professionally as a linguistic conduit between the hearing, who use a spoken language, and the deaf and hearing-impaired, who prefer sign language as a means of communication.
Degree course content
- Interdisciplinary classes in the fields of law,
- administrative science, social policy, psychology, sociology and pedagogy;
- questions concerning the deaf community and deaf culture,
- acquisition and development of sign language skills,
- preparation for professional practice in sign language interpreting.
Students complete a four-week orientation placement at the start of the course (first and second semesters), as well as a work shadowing internship of 80 hours in the third semester. This is to familiarise themselves with the day-to-day professional life of a sign language interpreter. A six-week interpreting internship takes place in the fifth semester. The eighth semester is a practical semester. Students learn to apply what they have learned in a supervised social setting and become familiar with real interpreting situations. The practical internship semester lasts for 18 weeks.
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