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Directory of UK ELT Research 2005-12

The British Council Directory of UK ELT Research has been compiled by a team led by Dr Richard Smith at the University of Warwick over three phases of data collection (for 2005-08, 2009-10 and 2011-12). The Directory database now comprises around 2,500 entries, from 76 contributing departments, organisations or institutions.

The British Council Directory of UK ELT Research was conceived in pursuit of three main aims:

  • To disseminate and share information generally in the area of UK-based ELT research;
  • To promote interchange amongst researchers in the UK and other countries;
  • To publicise and make research available to the broader constituency of ELT professionals worldwide.

Definition of parameters and actual data collection for the first phase of the project (2005-08 research) were carried out during the first half of 2009 by Richard Smith with Shelagh Rixon, Seongsook Choi and Duncan Hunter, University of Warwick, in liaison with John Knagg of the British Council. The second phase of data collection and compilation (for 2009-10 research) was carried out in the first half of 2011, by a team led by Richard Smith and consisting of Seongsook Choi, Stuart Reid (project manager), Gosia Sky and Duncan Hunter. The third phase (for 2011-12 research) was carried out in 2012 by Richard Smith, Seonsook Choi, Imogen Liggins and Gosia Sky.

Definition of 'UK ELT Research'
The following definitions of terms were developed by the project team and shared with participating institutions, who then inputted details of their own research:

Research
For the purposes of this exercise, we took the primary meaning of ‘research’ to be original investigation undertaken in order to gain knowledge and understanding. However, the term also includes scholarship, for example in forms such as dictionaries, research databases and reviews of the ‘state of the art’ in areas relevant to ELT. 

ELT Research
‘ELT research’ was defined as referring to any research whose data and/or findings relate directly to the teaching, learning or assessment of English as a Foreign, Second or Additional Language in the UK or any other context.

UK Research 
‘UK Research’ refers to research undertaken by a member of staff or associate of a bona fide educational institution with a base in the UK.  The actual research may have taken place anywhere in the world, not necessarily in the UK.
 

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The following departments, organisations or institutions all contributed to the Directory of UK ELT Research: 

Aston University (School of Languages and Social Sciences)
www.aston.ac.uk/lss

Bangor University (School of Linguistics and English Language)
www.bangor.ac.uk/linguistics

Birkbeck College, University of London (Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication)
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/linguistics

Cambridge English Language Assessment - University of Cambridge
www.cambridgeenglish.org/research-and-validation

Canterbury Christ Church University (Department of English and Language Studies)
http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-humanities/english-language-studies/

Cardiff University (School of English, Communication and Philosophy)
www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap

Coventry University
www.coventry.ac.uk/elphe

De Montfort University (Centre for Intercultural Research on Communication and Learning)
www.dmu.ac.uk/research/research-faculties-and-institutes/health-and-life-sciences/circl/centre-for-intercultural-research-in-communication-and-learning.aspx

Durham University (Language Centre)

http://www.dur.ac.uk/language.centre/

Goldsmiths, University of London (Centre for Language, Culture and Learning)
http://www.gold.ac.uk/clcl/

Heriot-Watt University (School of Management and Languages)
www.sml.hw.ac.uk

Institute of Education, London (Department of Culture, Communication and Media)
www.ioe.ac.uk/research/departments/56588.html

King’s College London (Department of Education and Professional Studies)
www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/education/index.aspx

Kingston University (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/

Lancaster University (Linguistics and English Language)
www.ling.lancs.ac.uk

Leeds Beckett University
http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/

London Metropolitan University (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)
www.londonmet.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-humanities/

London South Bank University (Student Services/Skills for Learning)
www.lsbu.ac.uk/clsd//skills/

Middlesex University (Learner Development Unit)
http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/study/ldu/index.aspx 

Newcastle University (School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences)
www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls

Newcastle University (School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics)
www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/

North West Academy of English
www.northwestacademy.net

Nottingham Trent University (School of Arts and Humanities)
http://www.ntu.ac.uk/hum/index.html

The Open University (Faculty of Education and Languages)
www.open.ac.uk/education-and-languages/index.php

Oxford Brookes International
http://www.brookes.ac.uk/international/

Oxford Brookes University (School of Education)
www.education.brookes.ac.uk

Queen Mary, University of London (Language and Learning Unit)
www.languageandlearning.qmul.ac.uk

Queen’s University, Belfast (School of Education)
www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofEducation

Schellekens Consultancy
www.linkedin.com/pub/philida-schellekens/3b/b68/a15

St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham, London (School of Communication, Culture and Creative Arts)
http://www.stmarys.ac.uk/news/news/school-of-communication-culture-and-creative-arts/

Swansea University (Department of Applied Linguistics)
www.swan.ac.uk/english/englishlanguageandtefl

University of Bath (Department of Education)
www.bath.ac.uk/education

University of Bedfordshire (Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment)
http://www.beds.ac.uk/crella

University of Birmingham (English for International Students Unit)
www.birmingham.ac.uk/students/eisu/index.aspx

University of Birmingham (English Language and Applied Linguistics (ELAL)
www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/english/index.aspx

University of Birmingham (School of Education)
www.education.bham.ac.uk/index.shtml

University of Brighton (School of Humanities)
http://arts.brighton.ac.uk

University of Bristol (Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS)
www.bristol.ac.uk/english-language/

University of Bristol (Graduate School of Education)
www.bristol.ac.uk/education/

University of Cambridge (Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics)
http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/dtal/

University of Central Lancashire (School of Language, Literature and International Studies)
www.uclan.ac.uk/schools/languages_literature_international_studies/index.php

University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (Centre for International Language Teacher Education)
http://www.marjon.ac.uk/

University of East London (Cass School of Education)
www.uel.ac.uk/education

University of Edinburgh (English Language Teaching Centre)
www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/english-language-teaching

University of Edinburgh (School of Education)
www.education.ed.ac.uk

University of Essex (Department of Language and Linguistics)
www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/

University of Exeter (School of Education and Lifelong Learning)
http://education.exeter.ac.uk

University of Glasgow (Department of Language and Literature, School of Education)
http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/education/ 

University of Leeds (Department of Linguistics and Phonetics)
www.leeds.ac.uk/linguistics

University of Leeds (School of Education)
www.education.leeds.ac.uk

University of Leeds (The Language Centre)
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/20056/language_centre

University of Leicester (School of Education)
www.le.ac.uk/se/

University of Liverpool (School of English)
www.liv.ac.uk/english

University of Manchester (School of Education)
www.education.manchester.ac.uk

University of Northumbria (Department of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences)
www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/linguistics/?view=Standard

University of Nottingham (School of Education)
www.nottingham.ac.uk/education

University of Nottingham (School of English Studies)
www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/research/cral

University of Oxford (Department of Education)
www.education.ox.ac.uk

University of Oxford (Language Centre)
www.lang.ox.ac.uk

University of Portsmouth (School of Languages and Area Studies)
www.port.ac.uk/departments/academic/slas

University of Reading (Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics)
www.reading.ac.uk/english-language-and-applied-linguistics/

University of Reading (Institute of Education)
www.reading.ac.uk/education/

University of Reading (International Study and Language Centre)
www.reading.ac.uk/islc/

University of Salford (School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences)
www.salford.ac.uk/humanities

University of Sheffield (School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics)
www.shef.ac.uk/english/

University of Southampton (Modern Languages, Faculty of Humanities)
www.soton.ac.uk/ml

University of Stirling (School of Education)
www.ioe.stir.ac.uk/centres/celt/index.php

University of Sussex (Sussex Centre for Language Studies)
www.sussex.ac.uk/languages

University of Ulster (School of Education)
http://www.socsci.ulster.ac.uk/education/

University of Warwick (Centre for Applied Linguistics)
www.warwick.ac.uk/al

University of West of England (Department of English, Linguistics and Communication)
http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/elc/ 

University of Westminster (Centre for English Learning and Teaching)
http://www.westminster.ac.uk/celt

University of York (Department of Educational Studies)
www.york.ac.uk/depts/educ

York St John University (Languages and Linguistics)
www.yorksj.ac.uk/cell/centre-for-lang--linguistics/linguistics.aspx