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Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

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24 months
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About

The Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz deals with the subject of the academic and social aspects of European multilingualism at the local, national and EU-wide level. It combines the components language and society.

Overview

The purpose of the Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is to train a new generation of sociolinguists with an academic and practical understanding of the parallel usage of various languages in Europe and expertise in social dynamics and the cultural, political and socio-economic effects of multi-lingualism in Europe. To achieve this objective, the program concentrates on providing a new understanding of multilingualism, with a special focus on European multilingualism as exemplified in the cases of the Nordic and Baltic countries. At the core of the program is the varied and dynamic European language landscape with its increasing number of multilingual citizens.

Students will expand their language skills in common international languages (e.g. English and German) and in less common languages (e.g. Lithuanian and Estonian) and will discover their own multilingualism through the internationality of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Minorities and Civil Society in the Baltic Region
  • Multilingualism in Europe
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Sociolinguistics
  • English Academic Writing (Elective)
  • Cross-Cultural Communication (Elective)
  • Lithuanian Language Course (for non-native speakers)
  • Language Course in a Nordic or Baltic Language (for native speakers)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline from countries with visa requirements: May 31

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree in the humanities or social sciences awarded by an institute of higher education in Germany or abroad. The degree must be recognized by all partner universities as a qualification for admission to the Master's degree program.
  • The degree needs to have a linguistic or philological component of at least 30 CP. If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee: € 270 per semester. 

Funding

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Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism
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