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Read below what some of our former students say:



 “English is a world language and speaking it fluently is therefore of course an important skill to have. However, studying the English language provides expertise not only in the language itself, but in any and all fields of study: English or American literature, English or American culture, Film Studies, Theatre, etc. Studying the anglophone world and looking at ‘your’ world through anglophone eyes will broaden your horizon in ways you might never have imagined.”

 Johanna Günther (read full text)



 “Unlike with many other fields of study, students of Anglistik und Amerikanistik receive a very broad knowledge that is useful for many fields of expertise. Additionally, this discipline also deals with the beauty of language and literature. Studying, analysing, and really understanding literature has built the foundation of my writing career. English is more than just a language. It is history, culture, politics, identity, and much more.”

Bastian Kresser (read full text)



 “I constantly benefit from the multitude of experiences I acquired throughout my studies at Innsbruck University's Department of English—especially when meeting people from other corners of the world. There is so much to gain from being able to communicate with others despite having different mother tongues that I do not have to think twice about whether or not to recommend Anglistik und Amerikanistik: it is a definite ‘YES, go for it!’”

Daniel Mosman (read full text)



 “I could recommend studying Anglistik und Amerikanistik for a number of reasons, from the diversity of faculty expertise to the research opportunities. In my experience, the skills I learned while studying, such as evaluating texts, collaborating with peers, and examining the foundations of languages, have influenced not just my career but the way I think about the world.”

Rachel Pole (read full text)



 “Among the skills that I acquired during my studies of English is being accurate and precise when researching and writing. Besides, I learned arguing, questioning, and looking behind the curtain; even quoting, a necessary tool in many of my projects. I also polished up my writing skills, of course on an academic level. Embarking on journalistic standards and texts was rather easy afterwards.”

Anita Rossi (read full text)



 “Studying language, dealing with words and their meaning, writing a range of different texts—all this is a prerequisite for my job. Being able to create meaningful and well-written texts is a skill that is, in my opinion, greatly underestimated, especially in TV journalists.”

 Gerhild Salcher (read full text)



“Studying Anglistik und Amerikanistik helped me present ‘facts’ in a nuanced manner. It taught me that being able to play with words and working with their various connotations hinges on a profound knowledge of their—often seemingly minimal—differences in meaning. This proved to be an essential tool for my line of work.”

Angelika Schwarz (read full text)


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