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Department of English / Institut für Anglistik

 

The Department of English at JLU

Teaching and research in the Department of English covers the various areas of English Language and Linguistics, English and American Literature and Culture and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Our degree courses strongly encourage an international as well as an interdisciplinary perspective. In terms of teaching and research the Department of English is closely linked with other JLU departments as well as with the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).

      
English and American Literature and Culture

English and American Literature and Culture

English and American 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.

      
English Language and Linguistics

English Language and Linguistics

English Language and Linguistics

Linguistic research in Giessen puts special emphasis on – but is not restricted to – the in-depth and computer-based analysis of large collections of authentic spoken and written texts, i.e. corpora.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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.

      
Practical Language and Communication

Practical Language and Communication

The Practical Language and Communication Courses are designed to help students learn to communicate effectively and to produce excellent written work and oral presentations in English.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad! The Study Abroad Office of the English Department offers you assistance on all matters concerning a study stay abroad.