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

11.06.2021 - 16:17:47

Digital Tools in Inclusive EFL Education

On June 9, Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden and Joel Guttke presented a lecture at the University of Duisburg-Essen. As part of the lecture ...

01.06.2021 - 16:06:04

Get Together with Zentrum für schulpraktische Lehrerausbildung (ZfsL) Gelsenkirchen

On Monday, May 31st, the seminar "Teaching English in Theory and Practice" taught by Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden and supported by ...

22.05.2021 - 12:19:50

Talk by Eva Wilden - The debate on primary EFL education in North Rhine-Westphalia - University of Bonn

On May 20, 2021 Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden gave an online talk about ‘The debate on primary EFL education in North Rhine-Westphalia. ...

29.03.2021 - 11:50:32

Bachelor Thesis in EFL Education? A New Procedure

From the beginning of the summer term 2021, the EFL team will be operating a new procedure for allocating the supervision ...