English and American Studies comprises much more than intensive language study to acquire advanced knowledge in oral and written English. It encourages critical thinking, expands discursive skills in both mother tongue and foreign language and increases intercultural competence.
In addition to an in-depth study of current English, which includes an intensive examination of its structure, varieties and origins, our departments enable students to develop skills in the analysis of and reflection on literature and to acquire a broader knowledge of the cultures, literatures and history of the Anglophone countries.
On this basis, English and American Studies brings applied perspectives to all subject areas. These relate, for example, to the learning and teaching of foreign languages, but also to the inclusion of media study aspects in the treatment of issues in literary and cultural studies.
What Makes Studying in Erfurt Attractive
Subfields of English and American Studies:
Structure and use of the English language and its analysis
- Literary Studies:
Anglophone literature of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as literary-historical classification and analysis
- Language (language practice):
Fluent and stylistically appropriate command of English at an advanced level
- Culture and history of Anglophone countries:
especially Great Britain and North America
If you are aiming for a teaching profession, you will also be introduced to the didactics of teaching English.
What makes studying English in Erfurt attractive
Job & Career Perspectives
One field of activity is teaching at different schools and colleges.
Moreover, many graduates of English and American Studies work in the following industries:
- Translation (interpreting, translating)
- Publishing (editorial department)
- Documentation and archiving (libraries)
- Journalism (print media, news agencies)
- Radio and television (editing, writing)
- Public relations (PR agencies, consultancy)
- Marketing and advertising (copywriter)
- Diplomacy (NGOs, embassies)
- Politics (parties, associations)
What our students say
I am studying English Studies and American Studies as a minor and I am very satisfied. We have many lecturers who are native speakers, which I find particularly great. They are all very nice and helpful. There is a wide range of courses on offer - so everyone will find something to suit them!
Review by Anastasia on Studycheck
The lecturers were very professional and helpful. The content was also interesting and I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend the programme to others. The university is also great and the city is very beautiful and has a lot to offer young people.
Review by M. on Studycheck
You are introduced to many areas of the English language. You learn about literature, linguistics, phonetics and much more. Furthermore, you can improve your pronunciation and writing skills in the language courses, which are adapted to your English level through a test. If you enjoy English, you will also enjoy this study programme.
Review by Sarah on Studycheck
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