Legal notice

Responsible in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the German Press Law (RStV)

Information in accordance with section 5 TMG

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet
Institut für Anglistik
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 B

35394 Giessen


Phone: +49 641-99 30 300
Fax: +49 641-99 30 309

Person responsible for content in accordance with 55 para. 2 RStV

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hallet
Otto-Behaghel-Str. 10 B
35394 Gießen

Indication of source for images

Thematic photo “Author”: Courtesy of © Bildung und Begabung e.V.
Thematic photo “Cultures”: International group of students in library  (© rawpixel,
Thematic photo “School and Education”: Close-up of students with books and pencils  (© dolgachov, 123rf. com)
Thematic photo “CLIL”: Close-up of young people with tablets  (© dotshock,
Thematic photo “Literature and Film”: Close-up of opened book (© monticello,,
Filmmaking young women  (© imagenavi,, Ice bear and young boy in a  fantasy world (CC0 Creative Commons), Globe theatre (CC0 Creative Commons),
Thematic photo “Language Learning and Communication”: Plan view of group of students sitting at a table with books and laptops (© ammentorp,,
Close-up of young people with tablets  (© dotshock,, Young man with laptop behind a refelcting window (© Bernard Bodo,

Thematic photo “Migrant learners”:

Thematic photo “Refugees on Lesbos”: © anjokan,

Accountability for content

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care.
However, we cannot guarantee the contents’ accuracy, completeness or topicality.
According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages (§ 7 .1 TMG).
In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per § 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Accountability for links

Responsibility for the content of external links (to web pages of third parties) lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. No violations were evident to us at the time of linking. Should any legal infringement become known to us, we will remove the respective link immediately.


Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law.
Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing,
reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires
the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are
allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings.
Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).

Privacy Statement


Your personal data (e.g. title, name, house address, e-mail address, phone number, bank details, credit card number)
are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws.
The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data.
This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages.
If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

Inventory data

(1) Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data)
in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract.
For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.
(2) Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract.
After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use.
After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.


At times, websites use so called “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and they do not contain viruses. Cookies allow our service to be more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed in your computer and are saved by your browser.
Most cookies we use are so called “session-cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies stay saved on your device until you delete them. These Cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
Changing your browser settings allows you to be informed if a website wants to save a cookie on your computer, to accept or block cookies for each website, to block all cookies, and to automatically delete cookies after closing the browser. Certain limitations to the functionality of the website can occur when cookies are blocked.


The website provider automatically collects and saves information in the so called “server log files”, which your browser automatically sends to us. This includes:
– browser type and browser version
– operating system
– URL referrer
– host name of the computer
– time of server inquiry.
The identities of individuals are not necessarily recognizable through the data. The data will not be consolidated with other data sources. We reserve the right to retroactively examine the data if we become aware of any concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact Form

If you send us a message through our contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact information you provided, is saved for the purpose of processing your inquiry and responding in the case of follow-up questions. The data will not be sent to a third party without your consent.

Commentary Funktion on this Website

For the commentary function on this website, your commentary, the time of posting, your email address, and, provided you haven’t posted anonymously, your chosen username are saved.


According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: (

Objection to Advertising Emails

Public contact data, as specified in the guidelines of the required legal notice in this website, are hereby strictly prohibited for the use and distribution of advertising and informational material unless explicitly requested. The provider of this website explicitly retains the right to take legal action in the case of unrequested distribution of advertisements, such as spam emails


Rules regarding Comments

Comments in this blog appear after consent from the blog administration. Therefore, it can under certain circumstances take some time until your comments will be posted.

In this blog, only comments will be posted from users who use their real names. Contributions from users with pseudonyms will not be published.

Comments for the articles in this blog should be concerned with the subject of the article and be relevant for users of the blog. Please limit comments to an appropriate length.

Comprehensible argumentation and respectful communication should take precedence, especially when expressing disagreement with the articles in this blog.

The administration of this blog reserves the right to correct punctuation, spelling and/or grammatical mistakes and broken hyperlinks.

Advertising is not allowed and only in certain cases with the authorization of the blog administration will it be allowed.

Under no circumstances will racist, insulting, hateful or denigrating comments be posted. Furthermore, calls for violence, campaigns, protests or demonstrations of any political orientation will not be posted.


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