Events for Applicants and Orientation for First-Year Students


MainStudy is an annual, two-day event that is especially intended for applicants who want to get to know Goethe University. Applicants can join campus and laboratory tours, take tutorial sessions or consult with academic advisors, as well as discuss and experiment with professors and students in order to make an informed decision about their study programme and find out about the prerequisites, demands and the structure of the programme they might wish to study.


Schülercampus is a one-week summer programme for pupils who want to explore the Goethe University and get their first impressions about studying even before obtaining their university entry qualification. Our department is represented in workshops and regular courses pupils can participate in. They can get a taste of university life through additional activities as well as first-hand information on study programmes and student life by professors and students.

First-Year Orientation

First-year students can find out everything about studying at the Department for English and American Studies at the orientation just before the semester starts. Orientation provides an overview of the study programme and the most important study affairs.

Orientation for American Studies and English Studies for the Winter Semester 2022/23
will take place on Monday, October, 2022 -  12:00h-14:00h, Room NG 1.741b

Additionally we will inform you via presentation 
of the structure of the BA American Studies and BA English Studies programs
and how to successfully start your first term.


The Institutsgruppe, our student representation, also offers an orientation

on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 11:00h-13:00h, Room NG 1.741b.

Allerdings kann aufgrund der weiterhin unvorhersehbaren Entwicklung der Pandemie
die Präsenz- als Online-Orientierung stattfinden.
Bitte informieren Sie sich über den aktuellen Stand hier in diesem Eintrag.

 Für die Einladung zur Orientierungsveranstaltung bitten wir Sie, sich unter 
mit Ihrem Namen und Ihrem Studienfach (English Studies/American Studies, Hauptfach/Nebenfach)
kurz bei uns anzumelden.
Im Falle einer Online-Orientierung senden wir Ihnen den zugehörigen Zoom-Link und weitere Informationen dann per Mail zu.

 Die Institutsgruppe wird ebenfalls eine informative Präsentation für Sie bereitstellen.

Weitere Fragen beantworten wir gerne unter


Orientation for English teaching degree students 

As part of the IEAS support system, the Department of Foreign Language Education and Research offers an orientation/induction meeting for new TEFL students who are about to start their teaching degree English and want to learn more about their first semester at Goethe-University.

Save the date: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, XXX (12-14 pm).
It will be an online event via Zoom.

If you are interested in participating, please sign up for the following OLAT course:

The meeting link will be shared in an e-mail to all registered course participants one day before the event.
After the meeting, the presentation slides will be available on the website.