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

31.05.2022 - 11:49:00

Conference: Negotiating Difference, Embracing Diversity: Perspectives for EFL Education - June 30, 2022

Negotiating Difference, Embracing Diversity: Perspectives for EFL Education
Student and young researchers conference

27.05.2022 - 10:04:32

Get Together with Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung (ZfsL) Gelsenkirchen

After last year’s fruitful Get Together with ZfsL Gelsenkirchen, the seminar "Teaching English in Theory and Practice" taught ...

25.05.2022 - 14:24:26

Visiting researcher - Dr. Ruth Trüb

Ruth Trüb, lecturer for teaching English at primary school and post-doctoral researcher at Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW, Switzerland, ...

23.05.2022 - 20:02:03

Lena Hertzel – New to the EFL Education Team

In May 2022, Lena Hertzel joined the EFL Education team as a new research assistant. She graduated with a Master of Education ...