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In which language are the lessons held?

At the Institute for Latin American Studies, courses are offered in German, Spanish, Portuguese and English. In addition, indigenous languages are taught. Details can be found in the study and examination regulations.

At least one lecture per module is offered in German/ Spanish or Spanish and at least one seminar per module in Spanish or Portuguese. There is no entitlement to the provision of a specific course in a specific language.

It is possible to take examinations (module examinations and master's thesis) in German, Spanish, Portuguese or English upon agreement.

In teaching practice, the proportions of the different languages vary depending on the modules and the topics and objectives of the courses. Therefore, students should firstly be able to actively participate in the courses orally and in writing in German and Spanish or Portuguese (admission requirements: knowledge of German and knowledge of Spanish/ Portuguese at least B2 CEFR). Secondly, students should also be able to read and understand English texts, since English is an important language of science. Reading and understanding English is therefore also a prerequisite for active participation in the courses.