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.



2 new special issues on argumentation and linguistics co-edited by Dr Steve Oswald

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Welcome to Dr Nadine Weiss, a new temporary member of staff for the fall semester

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Dr Kilian Schindler awarded the prize for best dissertation of 2019 by the German Shakespeare Society

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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

Autumn 2020:

  • A compulsory aptitude test will take place on Friday 18 September 2020, from 08:00 to 10:15. Details to follow.
  • The Autumn 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.

Tips and useful information:

Our Regulations, exams, tips webpage (or alternatively our vademecum for BALET students [pdf]) provides detailed information on how to navigate your way through your 1st year with us.