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

08.01.2021 - 18:00:00

Online Workshop - The Power of Pictures and Their Stories

On January 8th, Dr. Luisa Alfes was invited to hold an online workshop at the University of Koblenz-Landau which dealt with ...

08.12.2020 - 12:15:32

Universal participation through universal design for language learning

On December 8th, Jun.-Prof.’in Dr. Carolyn Blume (TU Dortmund) delivered an engaging talk on “Universal participation through ...

13.11.2020 - 16:10:21

Conference Talk - Teachers and teacher educators: Education and professional development for early language learning

On Nov. 13, 2020, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden gave an online talk at the virtual TEdELL2020 conference on ‘Teachers and teacher educators: ...

21.10.2020 - 14:01:14

Informationen für Studierende im ersten Semester (EFL Education)

The first session of this lecture is going to take place on November 2, 2020, at 8.15 AM – 9.45 AM via Zoom. To get access ...