The LWW-CETL has funded a number of research projects in language pedagogy.
- Evaluation of Japanese Year Abroad Programme
This project examined the impact of the year abroad programme on vocabulary acquisition and cultural images for students in the SOAS Japanese language degree.
- Evaluation of Japanese Learning Outcomes
This project aims to produce a learning-outcomes checklists for 2nd and 4th year students of the Japanese degree-courses and to incorporate CEFR standards into the speaking and listening skills development of the students.
- Promotion and Development of the Learning and Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language
The project aims to improve both the understanding and delivery of Chinese language teaching in the SOAS Language Centre and elsewhere, working towards a more informed provision of Chinese language courses that are more accessible, enjoyable, efficient and cost-effective.
- Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning
This book by Cristina Ros i Solé and Jane Fenoulhet tries to expand our understanding of foreign language teaching pedagogy by looking at a wider variety of cultural contexts and ideologies than what has traditionally been referred to as Modern Foreign Languages.
- A Pilot for Developing a Course in Intercultural Competence for Foreign-Language Teachers
This project is a pilot for a more comprehensive project, which aims to develop a course in understanding intercultural competence and communication targeted at foreign language teachers in Higher Education.
- Building a classroom environment for innovation and research in language learning
This project focuses on the development of a classroom environment and of pedagogical approaches towards developing students' writing in the foreign language.
- Actual and Virtual Zulu
This project enabled a comprehensive review of the Zulu curriculum including an international workshop on Zulu teaching.
- Criteria and Resources for a Performance Approach to Language Learning
This project will develop a documentation of and resources for a Performance Approach to language learning.
- The Use of Smart Board in the HE Language Classroom
The objective of the project is to investigate how best to prepare for introducing a new interactive tool Smart Board, which is a touch screen user interface between a computer, a data projector and the screen, into a language classroom at a HE institution.
- Study abroad in India: Language Learners' Choices
This project investigates the use of formal and informal styles of address in learners of Hindi before and after going abroad for language studies.