Worldwise Research

Research is a useful tool for appreciating the culture of the country or countries where the language you wish to learn is spoken. In the School of Language, Literature and International Studies, the language/culture link is interchangeable, so that issues such as intercultural communication and cultural etiquette are in our approach to the teaching and researching of languages.

Current Worldwise research within the School deals with the following topics:

  • Applied Language Teaching
  • Blended Teaching and Learning Methodologies
  • Business English and Teaching English for International Business
  • Contemporary German Women's Writing
  • Cultural Integration and Identity and Cross-Cultural Business Communication
  • French, European and World Cinema
  • French Literature: Sartre, Camus, Simone de Beauvoir
  • Interaction in the EFL classroom
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • The Links between Language Learning and Cultural Acquisition
  • Theory and Practice of Translation; Interpreting Methodologies

Our Research Profile continues to grow in both Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The School’s Research strengths are mainly:

  • Applied language teaching / second-language acquisition / action-oriented research
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • EFL and MFL pedagogy
  • English Language Testing
  • European Cultural Identity
  • Research interests of staff highlight a variety of topics at the cutting edge of a wide range of subject areas. These interests are disseminated through staff publications, conference papers and other professional opportunities.