The mission of the Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) is to study and develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, and language learning by: 

  • Conducting applied research and leading high impact projects
  • Sharing research and other forms of knowledge across disciplines and education systems
  • Extending, exchanging, and applying this knowledge in the wider society and local community
  • Developing research and enterprise partnerships with other institutions and communities
  • Supporting high quality teaching in modern languages and language studies.    

NOLTA Lab: Neurocognition of Language Teaching and Acquisition

The Psycholinguistics and NEURO-Teaching Lab is located in Building 16. In this Lab research is conducted to explore cognitive and psycholinguistics processes in second language acquisition. Researchers investigate how L2 learners process, accommodate and access different aspects of a second language. The data collection procedures employed in the Lab make use of eye tracking procedures, computerized psychological and cognitive tasks, Super-lab and EEG.

The Framework

NOLTA Programme Nov-Dec 2016

Lab Facilities

Lab Members

NOLTA Lab Associate Members

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"The Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) at the University of Greenwich is a cross-disciplinary space for cutting-edge research in language education and language teaching." An introduction to CAROLE 

How our research make a difference in society and people skills

Raising Participation Rates and Performance in MFL at Key Stages 3, 4 & 5 (2014-2016)

Kick Start Programme for Innovative Teaching and Learning of Japanese Syntax and verbal morphology (2014-17)

Language learning and teaching in Macedonia: policy and delivery (2010-2012)

Research Projects of our staff

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CAROLE Services

Discover how CAROLE can assist you advance the quality of second language teaching, and language learning.

PhD Supervision

CAROLE supports a range of university MPhil and PhD programmes for languages.

English Language & Foundation Preparation For International Students

CAROLE provides a range of British Council accredited English Language Courses and Foundation Programmes for international students.

English Language Teaching Training Course