Centre for English Language Teaching

Fachdidaktik Englisch

To educate professional and successful English language teachers based on our expertise as researchers and practitioners

Our students

Future teachers of English at secondary and tertiary level, primarily in the Austrian education system.

Our graduates foster the English skills of Austrian learners both for professional and private purposes in the areas of communicative, social, intercultural, literary and media competences.

Our programme

We offer BEd and MEd programmes leading to qualified teacher status in Austria. The curriculum integrates campus-based courses and different types of field experience.

Our teaching philosophy is based on an understanding of teaching as a profession. Students develop a broad knowledge-base and learn to transform and apply this in their future fields of practice.

Our team

We are a mixed team of researchers, practitioners and teacher educators, part of the international community of researchers and experts in language education. We follow the latest developments and contribute new insights into the learning and teaching of English ourselves.

Our research

Our research focuses on teaching and learning in the English language classroom. We have strong expertise in Content-and-Language-Integrated Learning, classroom interaction, language testing and assessment, as well as teacher learning. We share and present our research at international conferences and in publications. Excellent PhD students are part of our rich research environment.

Our networks

We co-operate with partner schools and university departments in Austria and abroad.