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.



Guest lecture by Gordon McMullan: "Poetry and its consequences in the Anthropocene; or Milton's satanic bird", 14.03.2024, Mis03 Auditoire C, 17:00-19:00

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New SNSF Project: Women, Martyrdom, & Religious Drama in the Abrahamic Traditions

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Guest lecture "Lies we don't say" by Prof. Joana Garmendia, 13 November 2023, MIS 10 3.16, 10:15-11:45

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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 23 February 2024, from 15:00 to 17:00, MIS10 room 01.16. 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.