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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Program Name:

English Studies
Alternate Name: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Program Homepage: http://anglistik.univie.ac.at/
Institution: Universität Wien
Address: Department of English, Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2-4/Hof 8.3
City: Wien
Zip/Postal Code: 1090
Country: Austria
Contact Person: Susanne Reichl , Deputy Director of Studies
Email:

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Phone: +43 1 4277-424-62
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The department prides itself on its strong research and teaching traditions, which span all the major areas of enquiry into the world language, its history, literature and structure. Those traditions are paired with an awareness of the new, rapid changes affecting English and its attendant scholarship, whether in advanced linguistics, cultural studies or multimedia. The English Department's research and teaching amalgamate to provide the highest possible standards of teacher training, combining decades of didactic experience with the latest research in pedagogy. Its own knowledge is augmented by distinguished anglophone guest professors from all over the globe.
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