Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)

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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.

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  2. Dementia and Culture Narrative

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  3. Aagje Swinnen

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