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Research project

Southampton University Primary Languages Research and Practice Partnership

Project overview

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account funded work with local practitioners to develop, trial and evaluate innovative and principled FL pedagogy.


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.
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Other researchers

Emeritus Professor Rosamond Mitchell FAcSS

Research interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language in education
  • Student mobility and study abroad
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Research outputs