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Mission & Vision

At BAEL, we focus on language use in social contexts and the underlying cognitive processes involved. We work with naturally occurring text and talk as well as with experimental data.

Furthermore, we believe that students must be involved in this work and empowered to do research right from the start. After all, what is research but learning, that is, finding out about life?

Resources for students

The BAEL guidelines for term papers and theses in linguistics have been updated. Please click here to download the new guidelines.

Please click here for the internship report guidelines for M.A. students.

Research projects at BAEL

Please click the following link for further information about our current research projects.

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Internship opportunity at the Kawa Training Center in Zanzibar

The Kawa Training Center in Zanzibar is offering a special opportunity for students to work at their fully certified and licensed vocational training center, supporting the team in setting up English language classes and teaching English as a foreign language. Volunteers should have a high level of English proficiency and should be willing to stay for about 3 months. Previous English teaching experience is appreciated.

Further information can be found here. Interested students are asked to contact Dr. Susanne Mohr at susanne.mohr[at]

Welcome to our new M.A. students

The semester has started and we are welcoming another group of M.A. Applied Linguistics students. Since 2012, we have had Master's students from over 20 different countries on four continents, making our programme truly international.

We wish everyone a good and successful semester!

Workshop at the University of Bochum Writing Centre

The University of Bochum Writing Centre is organizing a one-day 20th anniversary conference on Friday, September 29th, where BAEL's Dr. Stefanie Pohle will lead a workshop titled "Nutzung von Weblogs in der (Fach-)Lehre." She will share her experience with various feedback processes from her LaMa blog project.

M.A. Applied Linguistics

The second application period for the WS 17/18 MA Applied Linguistics program is now closed. Applications have been reviewed and corresponding information sent out to appplicants. The official enrollment period for 2017/2018 accepted students was from September 18th to 22nd. Note, however, that late enrollment in October is still possible. Click here to download a PDF with practical information for new students.

The next opportunity to apply will be in Spring 2018; check our website for updates. For more information, see the link below or contact our MA mentors via email at mentor-appliedlinguistics[at]

Information on the program

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