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Modern Languages and Cultures

With meaningful application in the real world, our research in the area of Modern Languages and Cultures promotes intercultural communication and understanding across a broad range of Modern Foreign Languages, and supports English-language development in relation to testing and assessment.

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Overview

Research interests of staff embrace a wide range of areas in both Modern Foreign Languages and English as a Foreign Language. Our research profile comes into particularly sharp focus in the following domains:

The Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research (JSLTR) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal, which hopes to provide a platform both for established and early-career researchers in the area of second language teaching, learning and research.

To find out more about research in the School of Language and Global Studies, contact Dr Mark Orme:
Tel: + 44 (0)1772 893144 Email: MPOrme@uclan.ac.uk

Impact

Recognized by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations, The University of Central Lancashire Examination Board (UCLanEB) is underpinned by staff members’ research into performance in written and spoken language, and enables over 20,000 candidates a year, in countries such as Greece, Cyprus, Hungary and Spain, to be tested using innovative and distinctive methods of English Language Teaching assessment.

Our research into the application of conference interpreter note-taking practices to public service interpreter note-taking is enhancing professional practice in relation to the teaching of note-taking in the public sector.

Our innovative and interdisciplinary research in Korean Studies benefits from the links UCLan has established with a number of prominent institutions in South Korea, such as Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Chonbuk National University. We also have well-established links with The Korea Foundation and the British, European and International Associations for Korean Studies.

Our Worldwise initiative serves to promote the cause of language-learning and cross-cultural understanding through activities which encourage community-engagement.

Research is undertaken in the field of digital technologies and education and has resulted in a number of high profile events and publications.

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