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Welcome to CLER 

CLER is committed to understanding the role of language education in building inclusive, engaged and sustainable communities. We research with people of diverse linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds and practices to make a difference to their lives. 

Professor Maggie Kubanyiova, CLER Director  

CLER People

CLER brings together leading scholars in language education research. We push theoretical and methodological frontiers in international scholarship and use our award-winning research to inform and challenge language education practice.

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We are committed to making our research accessible to a wide range of academic and professional communities. Check out our publications, podcasts, videos, and more.

CLER Events

We run a regular online CLER Conversation series, annual Distinguished Scholar in Residence symposia, research capacity-building events and professional development activities.

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Congratulations to Dr Yen Dang on securing a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant

Dr Yen Dang has successfully secured a Language Learning Early Career Research Grant ($10,000) for her two-year project “A longitudinal study of second language vocabulary growth”. The project aims to examine the growth of different kinds of vocabulary that are important for second language (L2) learners, especially those studying in EMI (English-medium instruction) university programs....

A new approach to enhancing the quality of TESOL research - Dr Taguhi Sahakyan

Dr Taguhi Sahakyan's new proposal for enhancing the quality of research is published in TESOL Quarterly Member checking is one of the key instruments ensuring the quality of qualitative research which is commonly associated with participants' approval of data accuracy. Considering the multiple drawbacks of the traditional member-checking methods, this article presents an alternative...

Dr Laura Grassick leads a new project with Vietnamese language educators exploring culturally responsive pedagogies

Following a British Council UK/Vietnam Season 23 Collaboration Grant Call, Laura Grassick and team (Judith Hanks, along with colleagues from Vietnam National University in Hanoi and University New South Wales in Sydney) have been successful in their application and secured a grant of £20,000 for their one-year project "A Community of Exploratory Practice: Teachers' Developing...

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