Courses for exchange students

Modules and courses offered at the Institute of Applied Linguistics and Translatology vary between Semester 1 and Semester 2. The following table provides an overview of the different fields within the BA programme and a rough guideline on what can be chosen when.

Field/Subject

Semester 1
(October-February)

Semester 2
(April-July)

General Translatology

x

-

General Linguistics

x

-

Linguistics, language-specific

x

-

Language Skills (English, French, Spanish)

x

-

Language Skills (Russian, Catalan, Galician, Basque)

x

x

Translatology, language-specific

-

x

Translation into German

x

x

Translation from German

x

x

(German-English for native speakers of English and German only)

(Introduction to) Interpreting

x

x

Terminology

x

-

Translation Tools

x

x

Cultural Studies (not for English)

x

-

Text Analysis/Text Editing

x

x

LSP Studies (LSP=Language for Specific Purposes)

-

x

Important

Exchange students do not register for modules via TOOL or AlmaWeb. If you wish to take a full module (3 classes, one final mark, 10 ECTS credits), please contact the institute/department offering the module or the person in charge of the module. Names and contact details of these “Modulverantwortliche” can be found in the module catalogues.

Master Classes

Exchange students may only choose classes in the Master Programmes, if the ERASMUS Agreement provides for this and if they have the required language skills (at least Level C1 CEFR) in the language(s) needed for a class.

ECTS-Credits

If exchange students do a full module (which normally consists of 3 classes), they will get the number of credits this module carries (normally 10) after passing the module exam. Students wishing to do a full module at IALT should contact the Secretary’s Office before 15 December (for modules offered in Semester 1) resp. 15 June (for modules offered in Semester 2).

Contrary to regular students, exchange students are free to pick individual classes from modules, and they are entitled to take an exam in every class. If you choose this option, register for the class in the first session and talk to the lecturer to make arrangements for the exam right at the beginning of term. For individual IALT classes, ECTS credits are awarded as follows:

  • BA Translation: Classes with 1 hour/week: 2 ECTS credits for regular attendance and passed exam/test (test paper, essay, presentation or oral exam);
  • BA Translation: Classes with 2 hours/week: 4 ECTS credits for regular attendance and passed exam/test (test paper, essay, presentation or oral exam);
  • Master Programmes: Classes with 1 hour/week: 3 ECTS credits for regular attendance and passed exam/test (test paper, essay, presentation or oral exam);
  • Master Programmes: Classes with 2 hours/week: 5 ECTS credits for regular attendance and passed exam/test (test paper, essay, presentation or oral exam);

Students who attend a class regularly, but do not (have to) take an exam at the end of term, can get a certificate of attendance. No credits will be awarded.

If a student has failed the exam, they can get a certificate of attendance, but no credits will be awarded. Due to the limited duration of exchange students’ stays, resits tend to be impossible.

last modified: 09.03.2018