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BAELc10: 10th anniversary edition

The 10th iteration of our BAEL conference took place in form of a virtual conference on June 10 to 12, 2021. The focus of this year's conference was covering research from all areas and strands of Applied Linguistics, with Professor Juliane House (University of Hamburg), Professor J. César Félix-Brasdefer (Indiana University Bloomington), and Professor Klaus P. Schneider (University of Bonn) as keynote speakers representing different aspects of the field.

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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?


study applied linguistics

Our four-semester MA Applied Linguistics program gives students the chance to hone their empirical research skills as they work together with professors and researchers in a closely-knit learning environment. The first application phase for the winter semester 2022/23 will take place in May 2022 and the second application phase will take place in August 2022.

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The Research Center for Empirical Pragmatics (RCEP) offers resources including electronic corpora, audiovisual recording equipment, and questionnaire software as well as tools for transcription and data analysis to students and staff.

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welcome to bael!

The BAEL offices are located on the top floor of the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies (IAAK).

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welcome new students!

A warm welcome to our newest MA Applied Linguistics students who have officially begun their first semester of classes. The program continues to provide a culturally-rich environment that allows the exchange of ideas, languages, and perspectives from all around the world, with students from over 30 different countries.

Sep 20, 2021

online applicant visit day 2021

An online Applicant Visit Day will take place on Wednesday, 20.09.2021, from 2-3pm. With a short introduction to a few lecturers and an open Q&A for all new student.


For general enquiries contact: bael[at]

For enquiries about the MA Applied Linguistics: mentor-appliedlinguistics[at]

+49 (0)228 73-7308

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information: coronavirus

current information on teaching and examinations:

here you can find information for international students



term paper guidelines

Download the term paper guidelines for linguistics (PDF, updated October 2021)

For more useful guidelines and forms for linguistics students, click here

LAMA blog



Click here to read our linguistics blog!

office hours

Due to the current circumstances, Professor Schneider's office hours will take place via Zoom.

To register, please select your desired slot here.

During the winter semester 2021/22 Professor Schneider will offer office hours on the 20th of October, 10th of November, and 8th of December from 10am-11am.

(If you are not studying at the University of Bonn (yet) and do not have a Uni-ID, please write an e-mail to bael[at] to register for the office hour.)

rcep office hours
During the winter semester 2021/22, the RCEP´s office hours are on Mondays 12-13 on request via email. If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to rcep[at] A zoom call can also be agreed upon via mail, if necessary.
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