'How to English' lectures, workshops and activities for Winter Semester 2017-2018 will take place from 9th-11th October 2017: here's the programme.
As always, 'How to English' caters for all students of English, from 'Erstis' to those in the Masters programmes. Please consult the HtE programme and choose events that will be useful to you! HtE Week provides an opportunity to attend workshops on how to read effectively in your studies, how to go abroad, how to plan and write a BA thesis, and many other areas that are often not specifically addressed during the semester due to lack of time.
Note that (unless you have been informed otherwise by the teacher of a course) regular seminars in British and American studies begin on 16th October.


Language Proficiency Test dates, SuSe 2017: Saturday, 29th July 2017, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H4 Friday, 29th September 2017, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H1
The PT is offered twice each semester,usually shortly before the start and shortly before the end of the semester break. All students of English receive an email a week or two before each PT telling those who would like to take part how and where to sign up. There is an overview of the dates, as well as further information, at the BOTTOM of the Proficiency Test page. Potential new students do not have to take the Proficiency Test.


The symposium Minding Animals, organized by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Raussert and doctoral candidate Tabea Weber and focusing on transdisciplinary Animal Studies, will take place at Bielefeld University, 1st and 2nd July 2017, in C2-136. Details of the symposium can be found in the programme.


Members of staff and postgraduate students in our section have been publishing prolifically! There is now a publications section on this website with details of recent publications.


Although the (true) origins of the English Stammtisch are lost in the mists of time, it was founded soon after the Faculty was, by the first English Lektors to work here in Bielefeld, as a place where students and staff could meet informally to speak English in a relaxed and unconstrained atmosphere. In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch started up, it has been attended by people from all over the world. Students and visiting scholars from India, China, Japan, USA, Pakistan, Australia and, yes, Germany, and even England (and Scotland!) as well, so people of all shapes, sizes, ages and professions meet there. Why not collar a friend and join in too? More information can be found at English Stammtisch.

HOW TO ENGLISH WEEK, 18th-19th April 2017

Once again, "How to English Week" (here's the programme) will offer workshops, lectures, fun and games and opportunities to get to know fellow students and staff in the English Section. There is something for students at ALL stages of their studies, from first semester to Master's level: sessions on planning your BA and your Master's studies, workshops on academic reading, writing,presenting and speaking, on how to approach some of the key exams, how to write your BA thesis, and on how to plan your career after Uni. There's advice on going abroad or applying for scholarships,introductions to the academic content and approaches of the subdisciplines of "Anglistik: British and American Studies", and much more!


For those students planning careers as English teachers, a stint as a foreign language assistant for learners of German is an ideal opportunity to fulfil your "Internationalisation" requirements whilst gaining teaching experience and immersing yourself in an English-speaking social and cultural environment. Further information and application forms can be found on the PAD website