The Institute of English and American Studies

Our passion is the English language, its literature and culture, and its international character. Our mission is the methodologically innovative research into the Anglophone world, enhanced by state-of-the-art in media and technology. Our approach is defined by the exploratory teaching and learning in each area of “English Studies” (Linguistics, British and American Literary and Cultural Studies, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Language Skills). Our strengths are excellent and motivated teams that work in close cooperation with each other.

Our curriculum is part of the successful “Two-Subject-B.A.’’ at the Faculty of Humanities and Studies in Education (undergraduate level). In addition, we fully cover the teacher-training courses for the different school types and levels in the Master of Education (Grund-
schule, Haupt-Realschule, Gymnasium with a specialisation in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)). All of our degree programmes have been accredited. In addition, we are involved in innovative and interdisciplinary courses of studies, for example, an MA programme in Culture of the Techno-scientific World (KTW), and BA/MA programmes in Media Studies, Performing Arts and Art (Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)).

In collaboration with our international partners, we offer opportunities for students to study abroad, and we organise both cultural and academic excursions (for example, to Washington D.C., London, and Stratford-upon-Avon). We encourage the teaching and learning of English through tandem-teaching and school projects. In Literary Studies, we have a student theatre group (TUBS Players), which has performed many successful shows in English, and an extensive media library. In Linguistics, we have an Eye Tracking Laboratory, and, in teacher training, we work with tablets, whiteboards, and video-editing suites. In addition, we support creative writing, we travel with students to conferences, and organise student conferences and poster sessions. Many of our teaching staff have completed university-level teaching skills programmes (teach4TU) and are regularly nominated for teaching awards. Our innovative teaching projects are frequently sponsored by external funding. We also support our students in sustaining their own student advocacy group (“Fachgruppe”).

Our research is recognized internationally. Our researchers are active in international organisations and have received a number of prizes and awards: for example from the Anglistenverband, and the German Association for the Study of British Cultures. Furthermore, our research has been funded by a number prestigious scientific foundations such as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Council (DFG), the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (NMWK).

For questions and further information contact: englishstudies@tu-braunschweig.de

Mailing Address

Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Bienroder Weg 80
D-38106 Braunschweig

Departmental Director

Prof. Dr. Carmen Becker
Mail: c.becker[at]tu-bs.de
Tel: +49-(0)531-391 8725

Departmental Offices

Tel: +49-(0)531-391 8701

Literature and Culture:
Tel: +49-(0)531-391 8712

Tel: +49-(0)531-391 8712

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