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.


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

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Professor Mike Sharwood Smith to be guest speaker to our MA students

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017

Professor Mike Sharwood Smith from the University of Edinburgh to be the guest speaker in our MA Research Seminar on Friday 26 May, with a talk title, 'How language input gets processed and becomes new knowledge - the full story?'.

TAML2 conference

Posted on Wednesday 22 June 2016

The Tense, Aspect and Modality in language 2 conference was held here at York from 20 June.

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.

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