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PROFICIENCY TEST

The next Language Proficiency Tests will take place ONLINE on Tuesday, 21st July 2020 and Wednesday, 30th September 2020. The exact times and procedures are still to be announced.

Date Time Room
Tuesday, 21st July 2020 tba online
Wednesday, 30th September 2020 tba online

CLIMATE CRISIS BLOG

In February 2020, Katharina Pietsch taught a writing-intensive block seminar called "Confronting the Climate Crisis: A Writers' Room for Cultural Scholars", in which students wrote blog posts about representations of the climate crisis. The idea behind the class was to provide a productive environment for writing in a structured and collaborative context, with the goal to produce texts which raise awareness of the urgent need to change the way we talk, and hence think, about the causes of humanity's ongoing self-destruction. Here is the resulting Climate Crisis Blog.

OUR PUBLICATIONS

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.

THE LEGENDARY ENGLISH STAMMTISCH

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.

GOING ABROAD AS AN ASSISTANT TEACHER

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