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.



Interview of M. Papantuono, the English Department Fachschaft president

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Guest lecture by Daniel Boyarin, "The Ambivalence of the Historian: Josephus caught between peace and Andreia", 16 May 2024, 17:15, MIS 11, salle Laure Dupraz

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New co-edited book by Prof. Thomas Austenfeld: Lowell in context (CUP)

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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 20 September 2024, from 15:15 to 17:00, toom TBA. More information 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.