English studies are a success story at the University of Fribourg. In a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment where both teaching and administration are conducted in English, students benefit from a total immersion in the target language.



A Jane Austen Show

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SANAS biennial conference in Fribourg, November 18-19, 2022

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A success story from Sarah Zen-Ruffinen, former student at the English Department

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Research at the Department of English is conducted in both linguistics (mainly pragmatics) and literature (American and British, covering various periods). 

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Getting started: BAS1 students

The Welcome and Info session for 1st-year students in English (DAES I/LDM I) will take place in MIS03 – room 3113, at 4pm. All information can be found here [url]


Below is the 2020 introduction for 1st year BAS1 students, but it still contains relevant and useful information. 



Useful information for students

Autumn 2021:

  • 1st year BALET students will be required to sit the compulsory Aptitude Test on Friday 24 September from 8:00 to 10:00 in room MIS10 0.13 as a condition to start studies in the English Dept. More.
  • The Autumn semester course timetable is now available here.

Getting started: BALET students

All new students are welcome to attend the Welcome and Info sessions for 1st-year students:

If you cannot make it in person, please follow the event online on MS Teams.

All information on theses sessions is also available here [url].


Students who wish to study English literature and linguistics are expected to have achieved a high level of English language competence in their Matura/Maturité/Maturita. We strongly recommend a level of C1 in English for students beginning their studies at the English department.

Tips and useful information:

Our Regulations, exams, tips webpage (or alternatively our vademecum for BALET students [pdf]) provides detailed information on how to navigate your way through your 1st year with us.