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Lectures on "Rethinking the Teaching of English"

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on education. There is an urgent need for more and better digital infrastructures. But crucially, teachers have been faced with an enormous task. They manage the crisis and the futures of pupils. Even when we leave Covid behind us, the world will continue transforming at breaknecking pace, throwing both opportunities and challenges at us. Foreign languages, and English in particular, play a crucial role in building resilience: As a door-opener and connecting element between people all over the world, this language in particular contributes to networking, cooperation and co-construction. Combined with extensive digital skills, true miracles can happen.

This online event is for (future) teacher educators. It aims to build a bridge between (I) the vision of teacher education of the future and (II) innovative methods for the English classroom. We would also like to discuss ideas for possible joint projects with you.

Date: Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 17:00 to 19:00 (CEST)

The event is free, but you need to register:



  • 17:00 – 17.45 “Teacher Education for the Future and the Role of English” - Professor Beatrix Busse, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Teaching, and professor of English Linguistics at the University of Cologne
  • 17:45 – 18.30 “Teaching English in a Digital World” – Prof. Michaela Mahlberg, Professor of Corpus Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 18.30 – 19.00 Discussion

Ringvorlesung "Todesarten - artes moriendi"

Interdisziplinäre Ringvorlesung im Rahmen des a.r.t.e.s. Research Master mit digitalen Vorträgen montags von 17.45-19.15 Uhr.