EFL Education

The EFL education department is concerned with the teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in schools. During their studies, student teachers gain fundamental knowledge and skills for teaching EFL in various schools: primary, secondary as well as vocational education. Core issues of the curriculum are communicative language teaching, language learning theory, methods and approaches to EFL education, digitalization, diversity and inclusion. All classes in our department are committed to the idea of nurturing the reflective practitioner as well as encouraging continuous professional development.

Our research is committed to school-based EFL education and teacher development. In particular, we are dedicated to linking our evidence-based research with practical classroom teaching. All our research projects follow an interdisciplinary approach and are conducted in collaboration with colleagues from related disciplines. The focus of our current research projects are: EFL education at primary and secondary level, digital media in language education, inclusive EFL education, professional development of EFL teachers, multilingualism, content and language integrated learning, and literature and film in EFL education.

EFL News

29.03.2021 - 11:50:32

Bachelor Thesis in EFL Education? A New Procedure

From the beginning of the summer term 2021, the EFL team will be operating a new procedure for allocating the supervision ...

17.03.2021 - 11:44:38

Webinars by Julian Sudhoff on CLIL Teaching - 15th & 16th of March, IPRASE, Trentino, Italy

On 15th & 16th of March, Julian Sudhoff held teacher training webinars for the IPRASE Institute, Trentino, Italy. In these ...

04.03.2021 - 10:05:40

Presentation at the University of Münster: Mit Bildern Lernen – visual literacy im Fremdsprachenunterricht

On March 2, 2021, Dr. Luisa Alfes contributed to the 9. Nachmittag der Fremdsprachen at the University of Münster (Westfälische ...

26.01.2021 - 18:00:00

Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden on expert panel for national educational standards

Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden has been appointed to the expert panel developing the national educational standards for secondary education ...