English Language Education

Welcome to the English Language Education section of the Department of English and American Studies!

Acquiring a native language comes naturally – learning a language at school is quite a different matter. At the department of English Language Education, finding and providing answers to support language learning processes at school is at the core of what we do:

                                            We educate future primary and secondary English teachers
                                               to become competent reflective classroom practitioners.

In the field of English Language Education, we are concerned with all issues related to English language learning, teaching, and assessment and the impact these have on English language teaching pedagogy in the classroom. The three chairs at our department offer a wide range of up-to-date courses on theories and concepts about learning and teaching anglophone languages, literatures, and cultures. Throughout the BA and MA of Education study programmes, students are given ample opportunities for classroom observation and teaching practice, supporting them in their journey of putting theory into practice and developing their English teacher identity and professional competence.

Research interests at our department cover the width and breadth of issues in English Language Education, e.g. teaching literature, inter- and transcultural learning, education for sustainable development, early Foreign Language Acquisition, communicative interaction in the primary English language classroom, media-supported and data-driven language learning, evidence-based research. Please refer to our individual pages, our projects and services to learn more about the research conducted at our department. 

News and Dates

  • Summer School „Teaching the SDGs“ from 28.08. - 03.09.22: You're studying TEFL and interested in sustainable development? Find out more on the summer school on these themes under this flyer and on the website.
  • 19 April, 2022 - 15 June, 2022: Registration for "Schulpraktische Studien Englisch" for the summer term 2021 via Moodle. Find more information on "Schulpraktische Studien Englisch" and the corresponding seminar "Planung und Gestaltung von Englischunterricht" here.
  • 1 May, 2021 - 15 August, 2022: Enrolment for Academic Essays (Modularbeiten)
  • Become a TEFL tutor! If you are interested in working as a tutor to support the introductory TEFL lecture, please contact Prof. Dr. Grum.
  • Every second Monday: Offenes Fremdsprachendidaktisches Kolloquium.
  • The Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language offers workshops on how to write a term paper every semester. Before you register, please attend one of these workshops. The dates for the current semester can be found on Moodle.