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study applied linguistics

Our four-semester MA Applied Linguistics program gives students the chance to hone their empirical research skills as they work closely with professors and researchers in an intimate learning environment. The application phase for the winter semester 2020/21 will take place in spring 2020.

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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?



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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Applicant Visit Day 2019

applicant visit day

The Applicant Visit Day 2019 took place on Friday, August 16th here at the IAAK. We enjoyed getting to know some of the prospective students of the MA Applied Linguistics program and showing them around campus.
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The BAEL offices are located on the top floor of the Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies (IAAK).

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The 8th Annual Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference took place on June 28th-29th, 2019, this year with a focus on language assessment, a keynote talk by Professor Carsten Roever (University of Melbourne), and a discussion panel with three teachers. Thank you very much to all who attended!


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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 25 different countries.

Aug 14, 2019

prof. schneider at the iaupe

Professor Schneider was invited to the The International Association of University Professors of English Triennial Conference, hosted by the University of Poznań, Poland, which took place from 22–26 July 2019.



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term paper guidelines

Download the term paper guidelines for linguistics (PDF, updated 2018)

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

LAMA blog



Click here to read our linguistics blog!

office hours

In the semester break, Professor Schneider's office hours will take place on the following dates: 13.08, 10.09 and 01.10 from 10 to 11 am.

To register, please select your desired slot here.

(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 semester break 2019, the RCEP does not offer regular office hours. If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to rcep(at)
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