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

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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...

A new study on why revision in academic writing matters - Dr Diana Mazgutova

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Dr Diana Mazgutova's open-access article co-authored with Dr Gareth McCray has been published in Emerging Technologies and Writing: Pedagogy and Research special issue of Frontiers in Communication journal. In our exploratory study, we focus on revision as a fundamental part of the writing process that is particularly important in the production of high-quality academic writing. We examine the application...

Dr Huahui Zhao's open-access article on a process- and future-oriented assessment recently published in Teaching in Higher Education

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Drawing upon sequential online surveys and interviews with undergraduate students, this study unveiled the entanglement among accessibility, understanding and usefulness of AC for assessment and learning. It uncovered the different effectiveness of varied ways of tutors introducing AC to students and students’ expectations of how tutors could implement AC in assessment and teaching. It highlighted...

Congratulations to Prof. Alice Deignan and Team - ESRC Funded Project - The Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

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Alice Deignan's ESRC funded project 'The Linguistic Challenges of the Transition from Primary to Secondary School' (grant ref ES/R006687/1) comes to an end this year. Colleagues Gary Chambers, Michael Inglis and Florence Oxley, and former colleagues Duygu Candarli and Robbie Love have worked with Alice on this project, as well as project partners that include...

Research Colleagues attend Comm4CHILD Workshop

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Ruth Swanwick, Elettra Casellato, and Nathalie Czeke attended the third workshop of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, Comm4CHILD in Grenoble (FR). The international and interdisciplinary consortium focuses on communication for children with hearing impairment to optimize language development and meets every six months for new theoretical and practical input sessions, progress updates, and open...

CLER Researchers Participate in IDeALL Project Kick-Off Meeting

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Ruth Swanwick, Elettra Casellato, and Nathalie Czeke visited the University of Cologne (DE) to kick off the IDeALL project that brings together a small group of researchers from across Europe to focus on language development and language education of newly immigrated deaf and hard of hearing students. Ruth presented the group with an impulse talk,...

Dr Yen Dang's paper on high-frequency words has been published

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With a number of word lists available for teachers to choose from, teachers and students need to know which list provides the best return for learning? Four well-established lists were compared and it was found that BNC/COCA2000 (British National Corpus / Corpus of Contemporary American English 2000) and the New General Service List (New-GSL) provided...

Dr Harry Kuchah visits Sol Plaatje University to Promote Langauge-Teaching Excellence

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Dr Harry Kuchah attended Sol Plaatje University, Northern Cape, South Africa as a Visiting Fellow to contribute to the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa/Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique's mission of promoting excellence in Social Science Research in Africa.  To read more about the...