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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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M.A. Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field of research and practice dealing with problems relating to language and communication in society, the media, organizations, business and politics. Students in this M.A. program are given the tools to identify problems and to work on solving them by applying linguistic theories and employing empirical and experimental methods.

More information on our M.A. program can be found here:

Guest Speaker Andreas Musolff: Framing Brexit

Join us on Monday, November 20th, 2017 to hear Andreas Musolff from the University of East Anglia and the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies talk about "Framing Brexit as a rescue from the 'diseased' heart of Europe". The lecture will take place from 11-12am in the "Dekanatssaal".

Career Options for Linguists

The first annual Forum Beruf Applied Linguistics took place on November 15th, 2017. Four former students of our MA Applied Linguistics program talked about where their studies took them and what career options are out there to explore.

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]

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