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Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that identifies, investigates, and offers solutions to problems related to language and communication in all aspects of human life. We are committed to research that can make a real difference to society and people's lives by informing policy, changing practice and challenging perceptions.

Our strengths are:

  • Language teaching and learning
  • Working, relating, and adapting across cultures
  • Language teacher education and development
  • Professional and workplace communication
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language structure, variation and change



GlobalPAD is for professionals, as well as for those in academia. Discover our skills-related free online resources and purchasable e-learning courses in the areas of:

  • academic English
  • intercultural communication
  • academic and workplace research
  • teaching within Applied Linguistics and ELT