English Department



Englisches Seminar
Plattenstrasse 47
8032 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 63 43 551

Department Office
Opening Hours

Mon, 08.15-12.15
Tue-Thu, 08.15-12.15 / 13.45-16.00
Fri, 08.15-12.15
During term break:
Mon-Fri, 08.15-12.15

Library Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Term break:
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Welcome to the English Department of the University of Zurich!

With more than 1,000 students, the English Department is one of the biggest in the Faculty of Arts. It offers courses in the fields of English Literature and English Linguistics. This site will provide you with information on the location of the department, the people who work there and the courses offered.

ES News

Guest Lecture Prof. Dr. Francesa Tinti

"Language choice and the interplay between Latin and Old English: the charters evidence" - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 (PLH-1-105, at 12.15).


Antrittsvorlesung Prof. Dr. Barbara Straumann

"I Owe You: Schulden in der britischen Literatur" (Monday, November 9, 2015, 6.15 p.m., Aula Universität-Zentrum, Rämistrasse 71).


Guest Lecture Dr. Tobias Bernaisch (Giessen)

“Tracing the Evolution of Sri Lankan English” - Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (RAK-E-8, at 10.15 a.m.).


Download: Erstsemestrigentag 2015

The material presented at the Erstsemestrigentag 2015 is now available for download.


Teaching Diploma: New Format for Sprachkompetenzprüfung Englisch

The new Sprachkompetenzprüfung English will be offered from the fall semester 2015.


From Fall Semester 2015: Latin No Longer Required for Students of English

Students graduating in the Spring Semester 2015 or earlier still need to fulfill the requirement.


Study Guide for Bachelor and Master Students of English

The "Bachelor and Master Study Guide" is available in the Downloads section (at www.es.uzh.ch/teaching/Downloads.html).