WELCOME to English Explorations!

Explorations in English Language Learning is partly blog, partly interactive site for exploring and discovering English for Academic Purposes. Here you can pick up useful language for writing academic papers in English, develop individual techniques for expanding your vocabulary, or practice your English grammar, and much more. Enjoy exploring!

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This blog is growing every day, but we are more than happy to receive your input about what you might like to find here, so let us know below if you think of something!

Trying out different communication tools, especially during the current situation of the digital semester, is key in order to stay connected to the English language or any other foreign language that you might be studying or just using in the course of your studies. We have conducted an interview with our colleagues and shared our experiences about struggles that students of foreign languages may encounter at the academic level. Drawing on these experiences, we have summarised some aspects of how our blog can help you to stay on track with English and how you can contribute and shape the content of our blog. If you want to know more about our work and other extracurricular activities, you can read the whole interview here.

A diverse group ofyoung people of color sitting around a table deep in discussion.

The current racial tensions within and indeed outside of the US are demanding attention from news media and organizations all over the world. We cannot be silent in these times. With this statement we commit to educating ourselves and making our contributions to the discourse and above all to international awareness of American and English-speaking cultures around the world yet more representative of the vast diversity of those experiences and voices. See more here about how we are doing that.


Here you will find input about specific language issues such as grammar lessons and academic written genres or more general tips on learning styles and strategies.


In this section you can practice your language skills either to consolidate what you have learned in the Learn section, or separately, to diagnose specific difficulties.

Get informed

This section provides numerous tips on events and resources in and around Hamburg the UHH, and the Internet. In addition, you will find here many posts describing some of the (also less well known) contributions to world culture coming from the English-speaking countries, from holidays in North America and their origins to historical personalities and current events, to popular films or obscure books from marginalized voices. Practice your English skills and experience the language in authentic texts and surroundings.

Help & share

We encourage inquiries and feedback! Here you will find all the opportunities to ask about specific language questions or needs, contact us about the blog, or contribute your own insights.