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Acquire specific skills, knowledge, and experience applicable to an individual career path with our one-year MA in Applied Languages. 

Students spend a summer in Vermont at the German School followed by an Academic Year in Mainz, Germany. Students complete a hands-on internship in Germany combined with academic coursework in traditional subjects, interdisciplinary areas, and pre-professional disciplines. Students can only specialize in language teaching.

Specialization in Language Teaching

Summer in Vermont (6-week session)

  • Three courses in language and professional preparation

Fall Semester in Germany

  • One Culture and Composition course
  • Three courses in teaching German as a foreign language (pedagogy)
  • One elective course in a related subject (literature, history, culture, etc.)

Spring Semester in Germany

  • One internship for credit (teaching internship 18 hrs/week; 12 page applied research paper)
  • Two courses in teaching German as a foreign language (pedagogy)
  • One elective course in a related subject (literature, history, culture, etc.)