The Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), established in 1997, is the largest research centre in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and brings together members of faculty, postgraduate students and researchers from the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics as well as from other disciplines across the University. Applied Language Studies is about applying language to real world contexts and issues. CALS provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the development of research projects in applied language studies across a range of languages within the University as well as serving as a focal point for national and international links in this area. Researchers in CALS are organized around three clusters: New Environments for Language Learning; Discourse, Society and Identity; and Plurilingualism and Language Policy. We hope you enjoy finding out more about CALS. Please follow us on Twitter @ulcals .
Professor Fiona Farr
Director, Centre for Applied Language Studies.
Winner: Mark Ryan: "I'm scared of saying the wrong thing" ...Read more
Huge congratulations to Mark on winning The Thesis-in-Three competitio...Read more
Ebru Boynuegri Wednesday, 27 April, 16.00, on MS Teams (Click here ...Read more
CALS is celebrating 25 years this year since its foundation in 1997. ...Read more
Dr Mercedes Enríquez-Aranda Monday, 4 April, 16.00, on ...Read more
Massive congratulations to MLAL and CALS PhD students for excellent pe...Read more
Webinar: To The Damd Eternal Fire Brands of Hell Belonging to Odiham and it...
Professor Ivor Timmis, Leeds Beckett University Tuesday, 5th...Read more
Webinar: Language Testing and Assessment
Dr Chihiro Inoue, University of Bedfordshire Thursday, 31st ...Read more
Webinar: Shifting sands in English-medium instruction: Understanding a trul...
Dr Clive W. Earls Wednesday, 30 March, 16.00, on MS Teams ...Read more
Webinar: “I think you’re on mute”: Variation in Online Workplace Discourse
Dr Anne O'Keeffe, Mary Immaculate College Dr Dawn Knight, Cardiff Univ...Read more
Webinar: “The motivational pull of teaching languages through co-created ...
Dr Liam Printer (International School of Lausanne) Wednesday, 23 M...Read more
Webinar: ‘Fieldwork on the Field of Play: Sports teams as sites for appli...
‘Fieldwork on the Field of Play: Sports teams as sites for applied l...Read more
IVO Researcher Network The Interactional Variation Online (IVO) Projec...Read more
CALS members awarded EMDM Erasmus+ Funding
CALS members, Dr Elaine Riordan, Prof. Fiona Farr and Dr. Maria Rieder...Read more