EFL Education

Welcome to 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.


Netzwerktag Digitalisierung

On November 25, 2019, Dr. Katja Heim and Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden in collaboration with Dr. Luisa Alfes, Joel Guttke, and Natalie Hofstra, contributed poster presentations at the Netzwerktag Digitalisierung at the University of Duisburg-Essen ...

Selected Aspects of SLA/ELT

On November 13, 2019, Dr. Julian Sudhoff was invited to hold a guest lecture at the University of Münster ...

Digitalisierung und das CEFR Companion Volume

On November 8, 2019, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden gave a talk about ‚Digitalisierung und das CEFR Companion Volume‘ at the University of Gießen...

Mailing Address

University of Duisburg-Essen
Faculty of Humanities
Department of Anglophone Studies
EFL Education
Universitätsstraße 12
45141 Essen

How to find us

Campus Essen