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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.

Dec 15, 2022

statistics workshop by prof. dr. martin schweinberger (19.01.2023)

Within the Intercultural Communication course (M.A.), Prof. Dr. Martin Schweinberger (The University of Queensland, The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø) is going to hold an introductory statistics workshop titled "An introduction to conditional inference trees in R" on Thursday, January 19, 2023.

Dec 15, 2022

fourth forum beruf

The fourth annual Forum Beruf Applied Linguistics will take place on Monday, January 23th. Join us to hear former students of the MA Applied Linguistics program talk about their experiences and career paths!


For general enquiries contact: bael[at]

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

+49 (0)228 73-7308

how to find us


office hours

During the semester break, PD Reber's office hours will take place on 7th, 14th February and 7th, 14th March, 11:00-12:00, on Zoom.

To sign up use the office hour tool on the tiles above or click here.

These office hours will take place in person and via Zoom, please include the topic of discussion and how you wish to attend when you register. The Zoom link will be send to you via mail. Please be aware that registration is only possible until 15:00 the day before.

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

rcep office hours
During the wintersemester 2022/23, the RCEP´s office hours are on Wednesdays 10:00-11:00, please sign up via email beforehand. If you would like to book an appointment at a different time or have any questions, please send an email to rcep[at] A zoom call can also be agreed upon via mail.
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