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.



Fribourg's multilingual Shakespeare: creative learning

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Welcome to Honor Jackson, new assistant in early modern English literature

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Conference announcement: "Towards a new humanity, and beyond - debating post-human perspectives"

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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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Useful information for students

Aptitude test

  • The next aptitude test will take place on Friday 22 September 2023, from 15:15 to 17:00, MIS10 room 01.13 (downstairs). More information available here [pdf]


The 2023 Autumn semester course timetable is available here [pdf] and the 2024 Spring semester course timetable is available here [pdf]


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.