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Read more at: New project seeks to raise learning outcomes in Indian primary schools
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New project seeks to raise learning outcomes in Indian primary schools

23 May 2016

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are to explore how India can provide a high-quality multilingual education system to primary school pupils. The importance of improving learning outcomes in primary school education has been in focus in India following the Right to Education Act (RTE) in 1 April 2010. One of the...


Read more at: Cambridge to explore the benefits of multilingualism in major AHRC research project
Cambridge to explore the benefits of multilingualism in major AHRC research project

Cambridge to explore the benefits of multilingualism in major AHRC research project

21 March 2016

The University of Cambridge is to launch a major new research project to study the benefits of multilingualism to individuals and society, and transform attitudes to languages in the UK, as part of the AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative. At a time when more than half the world’s population speaks more than one language...


Read more at: Is English enough? UK language policy debated
Is English enough? UK language policy debated

Is English enough? UK language policy debated

5 November 2015

A ground-breaking policy workshop aiming to break the “vicious circle of monolingualism” in the UK was held at Cambridge University, featuring representatives of government, education and key organisations including the British Academy and the British Council. Slides from this event can be viewed via the Language Sciences...


Read more at: Corpus reveals our growing interest in education
Corpus reveals our growing interest in education

Corpus reveals our growing interest in education

9 September 2015

As children around the country go back to school, a new comparative study of spoken English reveals that we talk about education nearly twice as much as we did twenty years ago. The study, which compares spoken English today with recordings from the 1990s, allows researchers at Cambridge University Press and Lancaster...


Read more at: Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli joins as Professor of English and Applied Linguistics
Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli joins as Professor of English and Applied Linguistics

Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli joins as Professor of English and Applied Linguistics

1 July 2015

The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, looks forward to welcoming Professor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli from 1 July as the newly appointed Chair of English and Applied Linguistics. Professor Tsimpli has previously held the positions of Professor of Multilingualism and Cognition at the...


Read more at: Linguistic fieldwork in Africa: A personal view
Linguistic fieldwork in Africa: A personal view

Linguistic fieldwork in Africa: A personal view

12 November 2014

“No, here you mean that you swept only the house and nothing else ,” Mark explains. Mark is one of the Luganda language consultants in Masaka that Dr Saudah Namyalo and myself are working with in our Alborada project. During three weeks fieldwork we describe and analyse particular syntactic aspects of this language, and...


Read more at: Cambridge spin-out transforms voice recognition
Cambridge spin-out transforms voice recognition

Cambridge spin-out transforms voice recognition

3 July 2014

The following news item is from the Cambridge Enterprise website. New software developed by a University of Cambridge spin-out aims to transform voice recognition with technology that allows a more natural level of communication between people and their personal electronics. New software that interprets the spoken word is...


Read more at: Vice-Chancellor speaks of "huge advantages" of bilingualism
Vice-Chancellor speaks of "huge advantages" of bilingualism

Vice-Chancellor speaks of "huge advantages" of bilingualism

11 June 2014

In an interview published in The Guardian , t he previous Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, spoke of his personal experience of growing up bilingual, and of the important benefits of bilingualism for individuals and for society. The Vice-Chancellor, whose parents arrived in...


Read more at: Steep rise in recognition of Cambridge English exams
Steep rise in recognition of Cambridge English exams

Steep rise in recognition of Cambridge English exams

13 May 2014

A record number of organisations now use Cambridge English exams as proof of English language ability. Figures show that 15,000 organisations now recognise the tests, an increase of 36% since 2011. Organisations that rely on Cambridge English exams include companies, education institutions and immigration bodies. Recent...


Read more at: Chancellor's visit
Chancellor's visit

Chancellor's visit

21 March 2014

The Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, and the Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, both paid a visit to the Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics on 20 March to learn more about cross-disciplinary research in language sciences at the University. The two-hour...


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