Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)

Organisational unit: Research Centre

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United Kingdom

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Investigating communication, discourse and culture and their impact on language education

The Centre draws on over two decades of research into language education, and focuses on the following major areas:


  • First and second language learning and teaching, particularly in relation to classroom-based research, immigrant and workplace-related education
  • Language teacher education
  • European languages and cultures, including English
  • English as a global language 
  • Language contact, regionally and internationally
  • Language education for professional and intercultural communication in organisations, language teaching, and translation and interpreting 

The key goal of CLERA is to promote collaboration among researchers in these areas of Aston’s School of Languages and Social Sciences, and to establish international research networks and partnerships.

  1. From theoretical to pedagogical grammar: The challenges of writing a textbook on cognitive grammar

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. Siegfried Sassoon, autofiction and style: Retelling the experience of war

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Computer-assisted L2 learning and translation (CAL2T)

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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  1. Terry Furlong Award for Research

    Prize: National/international honour

  2. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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