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

17.12.2021 - 08:21:23

Katharina Böhm - invited speaker in EFL-Education seminar

On Dec. 14, 2021 Katharina Böhm, special education teacher from Raoul-Wallenberg-Schule (Dorsten), gave a talk on “Inklusiver ...

18.11.2021 - 13:29:08

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Merse – neu berufener Professor im Team der Didaktik des Englischen

Neuzugang an der UDE
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Merse bereichert das Team der Fachdidaktik des Englischen und steht - unter anderem ...

18.10.2021 - 10:34:10

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Merse – New Professor in EFL Education

In October 2021 Prof. Dr. Thorsten Merse has joined the EFL Education team. Prof. Merse has a special focus on Teaching Anglophone ...

14.09.2021 - 18:14:55

DGFF-Kongress an der UDE - online vom 22. bis 24. September

Digitaler DGFF-Kongress an der UDE: Rund 500 Forschende und Lehrkräfte widmen sich vom 22. bis 24. September Standortbestimmungen ...