Applied Linguistics and TESOL

English is recognised for its research and teaching strengths in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. We offer:

Our expertise

Our staff have expertise in the broad areas of language analysis, language teaching and learning, and language use. Particular research and teaching interests include:

  • language teacher education
  • language testing and assessment
  • psychological issues in language learning (e.g. silence in the classroom)
  • learner variables (e.g. motivation, identity)
  • materials development for language teaching
  • lesson study
  • conversation analysis
  • discourse analysis
  • intercultural communication
  • phonology
  • technology in language education
  • corpus linguistics
  • language policy and practice
  • language use in wider society
  • language change
  • grammar
  • engagement with language
  • teachers’/learners’ language awareness

We pursue these interests in a wide variety of national and international contexts and supervise postgraduate and doctoral research in these areas. You can find out more about our work by visiting the individual profile pages of Applied Linguistics and TESOL staff:

Our events

We are committed to fostering a dynamic research community where members of staff and research students can share and develop their ideas. We also regularly organise talks by visiting speakers and research seminars on a wide variety of topics.

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