Centre for Language Learning Research (CLLR)

Leader: Professor Leah Roberts  Deputy Leader: Dr Emma Marsden

The Centre for Language Learning Research (CLLR) undertakes fundamental research on language learning, applied research to understand and improve second language education, and research on the teaching and learning of English and other languages.

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Departmental PhD awarded to Beth Bailey

Posted on Thursday 6 November 2014

Harnessing the potential of home languages in the primary classroom

EUROSLA annual conference takes place in York

Posted on Monday 22 September 2014

More than 260 international language experts met at York for the 24th annual conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA).

Dr Zoe Handley, to receive VC’s Teaching Award

Posted on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Dr Handley was nominated by colleagues due to excellent student feedback on her work and her efforts to enhance the quality of research methods provision.

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Workshop on ‘Temporality: Cross-linguistic Influences and implications for SLA

Hosted by the Centre for Language Learning Research, Department of Education, University of York


The aim of the CLLR is to lead cutting edge interdisciplinary research relating to language learning, language use and language in education. Research encompasses foreign, second, bilingual and first language acquisition and the relations between them.

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50 Years of Education at York: Academic Conference and Workshop

View presentations from CLLR's guest speakers