How could I know about linguistics

Linguistics?

Hello everyone,
I wanted to ask once if anyone here is familiar with studying linguistics. I'm going to take my school leaving examination this year and of course have been thinking for a long time about what I could study and what I would like to work as later.
When I went through the various universities and courses, I noticed a degree that I find very, very exciting, LINGUISTICS. I have already informed myself about it, but unfortunately this course is sometimes referred to as a "jobless" course, which scares me a little. Do you have Experience? How did you find the course, would you recommend it and do you think that one already has good job opportunities?

Alternatively, I could very well imagine myself becoming a teacher, German and Latin or German and English, for example.

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demand  📅 18.12.2018 15:48:38
What do you want to work as?
From demand What do you want to work as?
If I knew that exactly ...
I definitely want to do something with language and. Writing texts, translating or even language theory (why is it written that way, where do dialects come from, ...) I find very interesting!
but unfortunately I don't have a precise job description in my head. But also something with a lot of human contact and communication.
How about teaching German with a minor in mathematics?

As a math teacher, you have perspective, teachers don't earn badly either, and they have vacation. You can work a lot with people later. Basic modules of linguistics are included in German (depending on the university), for even more linguistics there is free elective area and your personal free time. Alongside your studies or later alongside your job, you can become a book author and let off steam with literature.

So this humanities study would not be fruitless either.

The new student
From DerNeueStudent How about teaching German with a minor in mathematics?

As a math teacher, you have perspective, teachers don't earn badly either, and they have vacation. You can work a lot with people later. Basic modules of linguistics are included in German (depending on the university), for even more linguistics there is free elective area and your personal free time. Alongside your studies or later alongside your job, you can become a book author and let off steam with literature.

So this humanities study would not be fruitless either.

The new student
Well, math by no means, I can speak a lot of the many languages ​​(German, English, Latin, Italian and Danish), but unfortunately I am really not mathematically gifted, there are really no languages ​​(and possibly biology ) in which I really do am good and could also teach.
So theoretically I could choose subjects with a very linguistic touch as elective subjects in a German teacher training course, which would be very, very great. It's going to be pretty difficult, I can tell, to make up my mind! So there is a choice of teaching post German +? (I would probably choose Latin or English, but I wouldn't be sure) or really linguistics ... Luckily I still have a little time to decide!
Hello!

Of all the humanities-oriented courses of study, linguistics is still one of those with the best career prospects, since theory and practical applicability are not as divergent as in the case of pure philology - think of speech therapy and the like. However, I would join DerNeueStudent and recommend studying to become a teacher. Because that would give you a secure job that you could always refer to, but at the same time with this qualification you could move towards (extracurricular) speech therapy. The pedagogical knowledge acquired during the course would certainly also be an advantage when working with children. In speech therapy, it would probably make sense if you were to go two ways with a second language (be it Latin or English), as the comparison between two languages ​​helps to understand the structure of the German language even better 2 Didn ' t pronounce so well right now as there are too many graduates with this profile. Things would look much better with German / math or, if you like, German / art.

With best regards

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Lockdown, lockdown light, breakwater, emergency brake ... The crisis management of German politics is groundbreaking.
From unknownThis qualification could go in the direction of (extracurricular) speech therapy. The pedagogical knowledge acquired during the course would certainly also be an advantage when working with children.
Maybe it's up to the state, but is it really the case that the teachers are educated?
Stand today in front of 8 teacher training students (middle school) shortly before the stex and none of them had heard of Tausch & Tausch, Lewin or me from Rogers. There is something wrong.
Otherwise, nothing prevents the TE from doing a linguistic master’s degree after the 1st stex if he has previously chosen the appropriate combination of subjects. Then he can let off steam. Variational linguistics, applied linguistics, recent German literature, theories of language acquisition, DaZ Masters, computational linguistics .... 1000 possibilities, but with the exception of DaZ hardly any one suitable for creating a permanent job in the long term. You don't have to want to turn every hobby into a profession, because if there is no chance of a job in the hobby, you have not achieved your goal (hobby = profession). Therefore study something safe and pursue the hobby as a hobby.



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This is because, if you put it provocatively, teachers are egg-laying woolly sows. They are developed in breadth and not in depth. In other words: there are many more, sometimes less important pedagogical theories. Since the teacher should also have an idea of ​​his subjects and how they are conveyed, of course, due to the lower number of educational events, one cannot address all educational theories and therefore opt for a fraction, which, however, applies to school practice or general knowledge considered important by the prospective teacher. I assume that your colleagues are more of the opinion that a teacher can somehow get along in school without having to swap and swap and the like. to have heard. Apart from the fact that there are actually regional differences and if an education lecturer at LMU has come up with a great theory, you will of course pay more attention to this theory at LMU than at FU Berlin.

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ldstplx  📅 18.12.2018 22:10:16
I am studying linguistics myself in my master’s degree with a focus on psycho- and neurolinguistics. My master’s degree is very research-oriented and I spend a lot of time in the university clinic doing brain wave measurements, etc. I also see my future in research, but I knew that before studying. With all the advantages and (first and foremost, unfortunately, one must say so) disadvantages.

It always depends a bit on what you want to do with it, if you have absolutely no plan then think about it carefully. I also notice very often that some linguistics students do not know what to expect and what linguistics actually is. If you want to do research, you have to know statistics. You shouldn't be averse to programming, you don't have to be a computer scientist, but depending on the direction you want to go in, you have to be able to handle MATLAB and SPSS at least to some extent.

The teacher suggestion is definitely the more sensitive choice. If you still have time to inform yourself then do so extensively. After all, you only study for a few years, you have to work all your life 🙈
huh?
Barter & Barter / Lewin are regional?
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