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 fields of the five professorships are:

Prof. Dr. Claudia Albes: Literature studies and their didactics

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Steierwald: Modern German literature studies

Prof. Dr. Astrid Neumann: Didactics of teaching German

Prof. Dr. Swantje Weinhold: German language and its didactics

Prof. Dr. Anke Schmitz: Empirical Research of Language and Education