English studies are a success story at the University of Fribourg. In a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment where both teaching and administration are conducted in English, students benefit from a total immersion in the target language.



"Shakespeare's Henry V (sort of)"

directed by Elisabeth Dutton

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New edited books by Steve Oswald & Didier Maillat

Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Argumentation

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British literature: New book co-edited by our colleague Emma Depledge and Peter Kirwan

Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640-1740 (Cambridge University Press).

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Research at the Department of English is conducted in both linguistics (mainly pragmatics) and literature (American and British, covering various periods). 

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Useful information for students

Spring 2019:

  • The next Aptitude Test will take place on Friday 15 February 2019 in room MIS10 3.16, from 14:00 to 15:30. More information here.
  • The Spring semester course timetable is now available here.


Students who wish to study English literature and linguistics are expected to have achieved a high level of English language competence in their Matura/Maturité/Maturita. We strongly recommend a level of C1 in English for students beginning their studies at the English department.