Institute of German Language and Literature Studies

Welcome to the website of the Institute of German Language and Literature Studies and their didactics! 

The institute is at an intersection between linguistics, didactics, educational- and cultural sciences regarding research and teaching. It is involved in several degree programmes, such as "Teaching and Learning, B.A.", "Master of Education (M.Ed.)", the "Leuphana B.A." and the major in cultural studies (M.A.). Scientific research and the promotion of young scientists are a central concern of the institute. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies (Dr. phil.).

The institute consists of two departments, German literature studies and their didactics and German language studies and their didactics.


Research interests and research projects of the institute members can be found on the pages of the different work areas, on the individual personal pages as well as in the research database.

Opening Hours / Contact Information

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 12.00 h

Appointments at other times are possible upon request.

During general office hours you can reach us via email and telephone.
Bianka Bönsch: 04131 677 2747 / (Mondays - Thursdays)
Nina Pries: 04131 677 2622 / (Mondays - Fridays)

In order to submit your homework etc., please, use the main PO box on campus in front of building no. 10 or the PO box of the institute in the basement of building no. 1 (please, write down the name of the lecturer and the institute, IDD, on the envelope). Documents received by mail will be picked up regularly.


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