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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?


Anglistentag 2018

We are delighted to host the 2018 annual conference of the Deutscher Anglistenverband in the same year that our university is celebrating its 200th anniversary. The Anglistentag 2018 will take place at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn from 23-26 September 2018.



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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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.

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Mar 01, 2018

Presentation at the ALP

Friederike Sell is presenting a poster at the yearly conference of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Linguistische Pragmatik".

Feb 20, 2018

BAELc7 Call for Papers

200 years – University of Bonn / 20 years – BAEL / Celebrate with us! The Call for Papers for our Seventh Bonn Applied English Linguistics Conference (4-5 May 2018) is now open!

Feb 05, 2018

LAMA meet up

Our MA student bloggers met last Thursday with Dr. Meinl’s pupils from the Gymnasium zum Altenforst in Troisdorf.



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office hours

During the semester break 2017/18, Professor Schneider's office hours will take place on the following dates from 11:00-12:00 in room 2.011:

Tuesday, February 20th

Tuesday, March 13th

Tuesday March 27th

To register, please select from the dates that are advertised here and choose your desired slot.

(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, the RCEP will not offer fixed office hours. However, you can send an email to rcep(at) to schedule an appointment or if you have any urgent requests.

Note: As of August 1st, 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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