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

03.08.2020 - 11:00:00

Information on the registration for EFL seminars

The EFL education team presents a new procedure for allocating remaining seminar seats to those students who did not get a ...

03.08.2020 - 10:00:00

Neurodiversity in the EFL Classroom: Linnea Zülch on Dyslexia

On July 3rd, Linnea Zülch, a Swedish-German university student in Stockholm, gave a talk sharing fascinating and emotional ...

22.07.2020 - 10:00:00

Neurodiversity in the EFL Classroom: Marc Jones on ADHD

On June 26th, Marc Jones, an English teacher at Tokyo Kasei University and an expert on ADHD, gave an amazing talk on the ...

01.07.2020 - 12:00:00

DGFF Congress 2021

The EFL education department is pleased to announce that the 29th DGFF (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung) ...