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Applied Language Studies (T_TOETAAL)

Research Group

Lifecycle:1 Oct 2003  →  30 Sep 2013
Organisation profile:The research unit for Applied Language Studies investigates language skills processes and products in tertiary education. Language awareness raising and language training in higher education typically take place in an academic context. However, they also attempt to serve future professional objectives, i.e. academic and specific (business and medical) purposes.Currently, the following topics play a central role: language awareness teaching, learning and learner variables (e.g. attitudes, perceptions, metacognitive knowledge and skills), genres such as academic literacy (e.g. academic writing and reading), forms of academic and professional communication, and learner contexts (institutionalised versus informal learning).
Keywords:LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION, LEXICAL COMPETENCE AND ESL, ACADEMIC WRITING, ACADEMIC READING, CURRICULUM AND SYLLABUS DESIGN, TEXT EDITING, ATTITUDE AND ELF, MEDICAL COMMUNICATION
Disciplines:Education curriculum, Language studies, Linguistics, Literary studies, Theory and methodology of linguistics, Other languages and literary studies