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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EUROSLA Yearbook 2015

Posted on Thursday 10 September 2015

Research from the EUROSLA 2014 annual conference held at the University of York has been published, edited by Leah Roberts, Kevin McManus, Norbert Vanek and Danijela Trenkic.

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

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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