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Research project

Improving reading in Modern Foreign Languages: Can instruction in phonics and reading strategies improve students’ progress and motivation in Key Stage 3?

  • Lead researcher:
  • Research funder:
    Nuffield Foundation
  • Status:
    Not active


Lead researcher

Dr Alison Porter

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Foreign language (FL) teaching and learning in instructed (school) settings, particulary the development of FL literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms. 
  • The potential for cross-linguistic influence in early, beginner instructed FL learning.
  • The role of evidence-informed pedagogies on teacher learning and practice.