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.

Chair of EFL Education Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden

Room: R12 R04 A48
​Phone: +49 201 183-4175
​E-mail: eva.wilden@uni-due.de

Office hours during the winter term 2023/24: Please make an appointment via our office manager Evelyn Ehlert.

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Chair of EFL Education Prof. Dr. Thorsten Merse

Room: R12 R04 A42
​Phone: +49 201 183-3886
​E-mail: thorsten.merse@uni-due.de

Office hours during the winter term 2023/24: Thursdays 12:00-01:00. Please make an appointment in advance via our office manager Evelyn Ehlert.

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EFL News

17.01.2024 - 20:33:33

Bachelor Thesis in EFL Education? Summer term application procedure is open from 05 February – 08 March.

The EFL education team uses a centralised and standardised procedure for allocating BA theses supervisors per semester. For ...

16.10.2023 - 13:22:01

Help us research primary EFL education in Germany

In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Raphaela Porsch, University of Magdeburg, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden and Joel Guttke conduct a survey ...

15.10.2023 - 13:19:59

Joel Guttke - Presentation at 30. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung

This year’s conference on research into foreign language education (30. DGFF Kongress) took place in Freiburg im Breisgau ...

15.10.2023 - 13:08:02

Dr. Katja Heim - Presentation at 30. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung

This year’s conference on research into foreign language education (DGFF Kongress) took place in Freiburg im Breisgau from ...