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

16.05.2024 - 09:30:08

IATEFL Conference - Albert Biel presented on gender and sexual diversity in language education

The IATEFL (International Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Conference took place in Brighton from April ...

13.05.2024 - 10:41:25

Your Chance: Excursion to Liverpool from 01. to 06. of August - Kick off meeting on 23rd of May

Interested in Liverpool? The Beatles? Liverpool Football Club? British Maritime history? Victorian architecture? Pulsating ...

02.05.2024 - 10:51:01

Two presentations at the Inaugural ELLRA Conference

The Inaugural ELLRA (Early Language Learning Research Assosciation) Conference took place from April 25-27 and was organized ...

16.04.2024 - 13:19:28

Alicia Damitsch – Presentation at 15. Nachwuchstagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Sprachendidaktik

This year’s early career researcher conference on language education research by the ÖGSD took place in Vienna on April 5 ...