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Research project

SUL 2018-19 Primary Language Research Practice Partnership

Project overview

ESRC IAA activity


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.
Other researchers

Emeritus Professor Rosamond Mitchell FAcSS

Research interests

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