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Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


EF Education First Research Lab for Applied Language Learning

The EF Education First Research Lab for Applied Language Learning promotes research in second language learning of English and innovation in language teaching through a crossfertilisation between linguistic research and teaching techniques.

The Lab is sponsored by Education First, a world leading educational organisation in language learning.

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How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

22 November 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox.

Spanish-English speakers' text reading comprehension: An eye movements-EEG experiment

29 October 2018

The purpose of this study is to better understand whether learners of a second language differ from native speakers in text comprehension processes. Concretely, native Spanish speakers will be reading in their second language (English) to assess some cognitive processes that take place during normal text comprehension. To...