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Multilingualism and Languages Education

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Linguistic diversity is one of the defining features of modern society and the challenge of language education research is to understand the complex implications of this demographic reality on education and social outcomes and processes.

The Multilingualism and Language Education Group specialises in researching a range of theoretical, empirical, policy and practice-related topics around the theme of multilingualism and education. The group adopts an interdisciplinary focus on language learning, drawing on perspectives from the social sciences and applied linguistics. Where we use 'Second language' we interpret it inclusively to refer to, inter alia, the contexts of  bilingualism, English as an additional language,  foreign language and community/heritage language learning.