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.

Past events


Tenselessness Workshop - 5 & 6 October 2017

Research Seminars - March 2017


CAROLE Annual Meeting - 21 October 2016

Research Seminars - March 2016


Conference: Acquisition of non-western languages: the interface between language learning and language teaching - 10 October 2015

Book Launch - Key Terms in Second Language Acquisition - 10 October 2015

Conference: From Research to Practice - 3 July 2015

Summer workshop on Second Language Acquisition - 27 June 2015

Workshop on Copulas Across Languages - 18 & 19 June 2015

Applied Linguistics 3rd Postgraduate Conference - 27 May 2015


Conference: Making Research in Second Language Acquisition Usable for Instruction and Instructors - 1 & 2 November 2014

Symposium "Second Language in the Brain: Instruction, Immersion, Interaction - 4 October 2014

Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Conference - 7 August 2014

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.


Free workshop: Staff development for ESOL teachers

Dr Liszka delivers 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. 

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 Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Greenwich.