The Department of Multilingualism and Foreign Language Education offers three Bachelor minor programmes:

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Study plans (in French and German only).

  • German as a foreign language (DaF) as minor programme (60 ECTS)

    Are you curious about how foreign languages are taught efficiently? Would you like to support people when learning German? Are you keen on finding employment swiftly after your studies?
    If yes, then we recommend choosing German as a Foreign Language as a minor programme in combination with a major programme of your choice. Our bachelor study programme qualifies you for teaching German as a Foreign Language to adults and for other attractive employment perspectives in areas such as educational policy and migration.
    We offer a high-quality, practice-oriented and evidence-based educational programme that perfectly prepares you for the professional domain. In small learning groups you will learn from experts in research and practice about language acquisition and language learning, teaching approaches and methods, testing and evaluation, language policy, intercultural communication, and much more. The bachelor study programme is suitable for people who are non-native German speakers as well as for people who consider German to be (one of) their first language(s).

  • French as a foreign language (FLE) as minor programme (60 ECTS)

    The bachelor programme «French as a foreign language» (FLE) provides theoretical and practical training for teaching FLE to a range of target groups, including children and adults.
    The course is delivered through lessons and seminars to consolidate various aspects of students' knowledge of French – linguistics, language acquisition, didactics, culture and interculturality – in relation to teaching and learning.
    The Fribourg University's FLE bachelor programme is based on a multilingual approach in more than one way: the multilingual environment that is a feature of the city of Fribourg, the placing of FLE studies in the «Multilingualism and Foreign Language Education» Domain, and the links with the research conducted at the Institute of Multilingualism.

  • Rhaeto-Romance as minor programmes (60 ECTS or 30 ECTS)

    The Rhaeto-Romance course is devoted to the varied linguistic forms in the Romansh-speaking area of the canton of Grisons. Who uses Rhaeto-Romance in today's society, and how and when? What is the position of Romansh people in the trilingual canton of Grisons and in quadrilingual Switzerland? What are the subjects and traditions which shape Rhaeto-Romance literature? These and other questions are covered by Rhaeto-Romance students. At the University of Fribourg, the emphasis is on linguistics, but literature is an integral part of the course.
    Students acquire the broad basic knowledge required to pursue a career in Rhaeto-Romance institutions, the media or teaching and/or to continue their studies to master level.
    The bachelor programme requires thorough knowledge of at least one variant of Rhaeto-Romance (idiom or Rumantsch Grischun). Some classes are taught in German.


Students wishing to teach at secondary level 1 in Swiss schools have the choice between four different Bachelor programs preparing them to foreign language teaching (DAES 1). Each program equals 50 ECTS credits.

  • German as a Foreign Language (DaF)
  • French as a Foreign Language (FLE) 
  • Italian as a Foreign Language (ILS)
  • Rhaeto-Romance

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