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News and events Applied Linguistics Research Group


As well as contributing to the department's series of public seminars, we organise a regular seminar series focused on issues in applied linguistics and second language acquisition. These seminars are an opportunity for staff and students to share their findings as well as discuss work in progress.

Forthcoming events

Conference: 'Second Language in the Brain: Instruction, Interaction, Immersion'. Conference organized in partnerships with the University of Pavia. 10-11 April 2014, University of Pavia.

Symposium: 'Processing Instruction: Twenty Years of Theory, Research and Application'. Co-organiser with Bill VanPatten. University of Greenwich and University of Michigan State, 4 September 2013.

Past events

Workshop on Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles (WAASAP) - Friday 22 June - Saturday 23 June 2012

Processing Instruction: Twenty Years of Theory, Research, and Application Symposium - Wednesday 4 September 2013

Research Seminars 2009 - 2014

BAAL SIG Conference, 2008


Free workshop: Staff development for ESOL teachers

Dr Liszka and Professor Benati deliver a two-part workshop which synergises cutting-edge aspects of linguistic theory in relation to second language acquisition with innovative pedagogical applications in the class room.

More specifically, Sarah's part aims to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of the linguistic properties underlying tense and aspect forms and also an insight into why these features can remain persistently difficult even at high levels of proficiency. Alessandro's part aims to consider effective pedagogical techniques in grammar instruction.

Please contact Sarah Liszka if you are interested in holding this free workshop in your institution. This offer is currently open to public and private schools and colleges in the London area.

Applied Linguistics Research Group is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities, University of Greenwich.