Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CReLLU)

Leader: Professor Leah Roberts  Deputy Leader: Dr Emma Marsden

The Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CReLLU) 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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Successful bid to develop games for foreign language learning

Posted on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Dr Emma Marsden is to lead an Education games project as part of an £18 million Digital Creativity (DC) Hub at the University of York, which aims to harness cutting edge research in digital games and interactive media to benefit society.

Why linguistics is central to Alzheimer’s research

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

This Public Research Seminar is being hosted by the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use and Research Centre for Social Sciences, Thursday 28 May 2015, 4.00pm

‘Beyond the Word: Lexical Processing, Acquisition and Use in a Second Language’:

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2015

This workshop, hosted by the Centre for Research in Language and Learning Use (CReLLU), on 7 May 2015, brought together researchers from linguistics, psychology and second language research, and examined what a more inclusive, and complex, conception of the mental lexicon means for learning, processing and use in a first and second language.

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The aim of the CReLLU 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 CReLLU's guest speakers