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EF Education First Research Unit

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The Education First Research Unit was launched in February 2010 to promote research in second language learning of English and innovation in language teaching through a systematic cross-fertilisation between linguistic research and teaching techniques.

The Unit is sponsored by Education First, a world leading educational organisation in language learning.

Research Mission

Our research focuses on:

  • second language learning of English
  • learner language at different stages of acquisition
  • improved theories of second language learning
  • accelerated language learning experience through the development of new technologies and techniques

The goals of the EF Research Unit are aligned with the English Profile Programme - a collaborative programme to enhance the learning, teaching and assessment of English worldwide - launched by the British Council, Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge University Press, English UK and other academic institutions.