The course has three parallel aims:

- to improve students' oral and written proficiency in English;
- to introduce students to the theory and practice of basic literary criticism;
- to introduce linguistic concepts and apply them to English texts.

English I consists of three course units:

  • The Literature Studies course unit consists of a lecture series and a seminar series introducing students to English literatures and basic literary analysis.
  • The Linguistics course unit consists of lectures on linguistic concepts and a seminar series teaching students to observe language phenomena and to understand analytic concepts.
  • Language Proficiency is practiced throughout the term both in the lectures and seminars of the literary and the linguistic course units.

Special eligibility criteria: English B / 6 or equivalent


The English I course has been revised for the autumn term 2018. Course information for the new course is available on our website.

Information spring term 2018