Heterogeneity and multilingualism play a crucial role in pedagogical contexts; they are the starting point and at the same time an objective for planning, giving and evaluating lessons.

Schools are confronted with the requirement of taking into account the diverse linguistic, cultural and at last individual experiences and competencies of their pupils. However, universities in Rhineland-Palatinate allocate only little space to issues of heterogeneity and multilingualism in their teacher trainings so far. The status quo of teacher training contradicts the rising demand for qualification in this area and the promising concepts developed by researchers and didactics experts.

The Certificate Course “Heterogeneity and Multilingualism” reacts to these desiderata: It offers future teachers the possibility of acquiring an additional qualification during their bachelor and master studies and strengthens their professional profile for challenges they will have to meet at school and in class.

The Certificate Course “Heterogeneity and Multilingualism” stands out due to its interdisciplinary: It unites insights from foreign language didactics, German linguistics and language didactics, intercultural education, special needs education and primary school pedagogy. The cooperation with partner schools allows for a close linkage between theory and practice.