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The 8th Annual Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference will take 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.


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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?


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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.

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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 25 different countries.

May 13, 2019

prof. schneider at the tu dortmund

Prof. Schneider gave a talk at the workshop 'New Approaches to Irish English (Corpus) Pragmatics', which took place at the TU Dortmund University from 26 - 27 April 2019.

Mar 29, 2019

friederike sell at icmme19

Friederike Sell gave a talk at the 3rd International Conference on Multilingualism and Multilingual Education (ICMME19) in Bielefeld.



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term paper guidelines

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

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office hours

During the summer semester 2019 Professor Schneider´s Office Hours will take place on Mondays from 12-13.

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 summer semester 2019, the RCEP offers regular office hours Wednesdays, 10-11 am. If you would like to book an appointment or have any questions, please send an email to rcep(at)

Note: The name of the street where the RCEP is located has been changed to Genscherallee (formerly Walter-Flex-Straße). The RCEP itself is still in the exact same spot: see the map here.

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