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Department of English / Institut für Anglistik

General Information

If you want to find information about your (future) course of studies, need help, or if you are searching for online material, the following pages try to bring it all together. If you need more specific advice, feel free to get in touch with our study guidance. Contact the webmasters if you cannot find what you are looking for and believe some piece of information should be added.

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The TEFL section of the English department deals with a variety of issues concerning the teaching and learning of English in educational contexts ranging from primary to secondary school and adult education. Our research and our teacher education courses focus on ways of teaching English both as a global and a foreign language with respect to its literatures and cultures. Among our special research interests are the teaching of language and culture through literary texts, the teaching of English to young learners and the use of digital media in the English language classroom.

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Language and Linguistics

The English linguistics section of the Department of English is involved in a wide range of research activities and offers courses in all major fields of modern English linguistics and all stages of the history of the English language.

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Literature and Culture

The University of Giessen offers cutting-edge programs in literary and cultural studies. In literary studies you will focus on English and American literary and cultural history in context and learn to ask new questions about old (and new) texts. In cultural studies you will develop methods for analyzing Anglophone cultures and their representations. You can focus on either literary or cultural studies, or combine the two.

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Language and Communication

Greetings from the Practical Language and Communication Team!

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad! The Study Abroad Office of the English Department offers you assistance on all matters concerning a study stay abroad - no matter whether you are a Giessen student wishing to go out (outgoing student) or an international student intending to spend a period of time in Giessen (incoming student):

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