Bachelor’s degree Foreign and regional languages, literatures and civilizations (LLCER) – German

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Background: German

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +3

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Licence

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The aim is to train specialists from German-speaking countries. The training consists of the following areas: oral and written expression and comprehension, translation, grammar, phonetics, literature, history and civilization of German-speaking countries, European construction and Franco-German relations, assistance with professional integration (didactics, tourism, German business and interpreting, etc.), other modern foreign or regional language.

Numerous mobility possibilities to Germany and Austria are offered to students throughout the course.

Training aims

The training offers a linguistic, civilizational and literary approach to German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). It also allows students to acquire linguistic and methodological skills in terms of analysis, synthesis and argumentation in German.

Throughout the three years of the License, pre-professionalization Teaching Units (UE) introduce students to the possible career paths of the LLCER - German License. The License 3 internship (in Reunion or Germany) allows them to clarify their professional project by offering them a first professional experience directly linked to the course followed.

Advantages of the training

The advantages of the training are numerous:

  • Work in small groups for personalized support

  • A dynamic team of German-speaking and French-speaking teachers

  • The presence of German-speaking students on campus and in classes

  • Multiple professional opportunities thanks to courses geared towards the professions of the future

  • Cultural activities offered throughout the academic year (“Stammtisch”, cinema evenings, tandems with German-speaking Erasmus students, etc.), organized by a German-speaking person carrying out his civic service in the German department.

  • Numerous mobility programs to Germany and Austria which allow you to study in Germany from the 2nd year, while validating your Bachelor's degree in Reunion. These programs are cumulative. It is therefore possible to alternate semesters in Reunion and abroad and/or to spend a year between the License and the Master.

With the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German academic exchange office (DAAD): 5 months at the University of Bochum in License 2 (September-January) with a scholarship without means conditions.

With an Erasmus scholarship: 1 or 2 semesters of study in Germany or Austria in one of our 30 partner universities.

Erasmus internships abroad.

With the International Center for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP): 8 months in Germany or Austria as an assistant in a high school.

In addition to these university programs, there are increasing opportunities for volunteering in a German-speaking country, for example within the framework of civic service.


Targeted skills

Main skills:

  • Written and oral expression and communication: easily use the different registers of written and oral expression of the French language; communicate orally and in writing, clearly and unambiguously, in at least one foreign language.

  • Implementation of methods and tools from the disciplinary field: formulate written and oral analyses, summaries and written translations, from the language studied into the mother tongue or vice versa.

  • Analysis of a question by mobilizing disciplinary concepts: easily use linguistic tools, in one's mother tongue and in the targeted language(s), allowing communication and understanding of any form of discourse (oral, directly produced or recorded, written , report, correspondence, information, essay, literary production, etc.), in different contexts; mobilize concepts and theoretical frameworks in the field of the study of one or more foreign languages ​​in connection with the corresponding socio-cultural areas; analyze the oral production of the native speaker from phonological and phonetic points of view.

  • Identification of a question within a disciplinary field: mobilizing historical knowledge, cultural and artistic references making it possible to construct perspectives and transfers between the geographical, political and cultural areas relating to the mother tongue and the target languages; relate the productions of a given linguistic and cultural area at different periods or these productions with those of other cultural areas in a comparative perspective.

  • Exploitation of data for analysis purposes: identify, select and critically analyze various resources in your field of specialty to document a subject and synthesize this data for use; analyze and synthesize data with a view to their use; develop an argument critically.

Other abilities :

  • Positioning vis-à-vis a professional field

  • Liability action within a professional organization

  • Digital uses

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

The LLCER License in German offers a linguistic, civilizational and literary approach to German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). During the 6 semesters, fundamental knowledge of the discipline is deepened in units of expression-comprehension, translation, grammar, literature and civilization.

In addition, a TU in disciplinary methodology is planned for each semester of the License, according to a progressive specialization:

  • License 1 (semester 1): Disciplinary methodology for German studies and introduction to translation

  • License 1 (semester 2): Read a work

  • License 2 (semester 3): Analyze iconographic documents

  • License 2 (semester 4): Analyze a film

  • License 3 (semester 5): Write documents for professional integration

  • License 3 (semester 6): Introduction to research

Students are also introduced, throughout the course, to a wide range of possible career prospects at the end of their Bachelor's degree training. From the first year, pre-professionalization courses invite them to reflect on their professional future.

Several facets of the local, national and international outlets of the License are then the subject of different teaching units (introduction to early teaching of German, German for tourism, German for business and interpreting, introduction to didactics of German...).

In addition to specialty courses, all students follow a minor (disciplinary reinforcement or choice of another discipline from the UFR Letters and Human Sciences: letters, English, history, geography, etc.), a modern language (LVE), an open EU (UEO) and strengthening digital skills.


Mandatory 70-hour internship in License 3

Specific devices

From License 1 to License 3, the Personalized Pedagogical Device (DPP) is intended for students preparing for second session exams: any student who requests it will be able to benefit from personalized support in the EU concerned.

Conditions of access to training

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Continuing Studies

The student who has obtained his License 3 can continue his university course by:

  • Master in Teaching, Education and Training Professions (MEEF) at the National Higher Institute of Teaching and Education (INSPÉ) of the University of Reunion: preparation for the Certificate of Aptitude in Professorship of Secondary Education (CAPES) of German or preparation for school professorship.

  • Professional License in Tourism and Leisure Professions (MTL) at the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) of the University of Reunion - University School of Management (after License 2)

  • Master's degree in Tourism Management and Engineering (MIT) at the IAE of the University of La Réunion (after License 3)

  • Another Master's degree then Doctorate in Higher Education and Research in France or Germany (after License 3)

Career opportunities

  • Teaching

  • Tourism: the German market is a priority for Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) and the share of German tourists continues to increase. A mastery of the German language offers multiple possibilities in this sector, for example: guide interpreter, tourist promotion manager, reception agent, facilitator.

  • Communication: translator, interpreter, communications assistant, designer-editor, journalist.

  • Culture: cultural mediator, documentalist, librarian.

  • Steward, flight attendant.

  • Category A civil service: public administration - possibility of preparing for competitive exams with the Public Administration License (LAP) from the University of Reunion after License 2.



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