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English as a Lingua Franca: Mutual Intelligibility of Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English
The presents thesis investigates the extent to which Chinese, Dutch and American speakers of English are mutually intelligible. Intelligibility of vowels, simplex consonants and consonant clusters was tested in meaningless sound sequences, as well as in words in meaningless and meaningful short sent…
Speech intelligibility problems of Sudanese learners of English. An experimental approach
This dissertation aims at discussing the nature and the linguistic factors assumed responsible for speech intelligibility problems of Sudanese learners of English.
development of an assessment procedure for beginning teachers of English as a foreign language
This dissertation reports on the requirements for the design and development of teacher assessments, and examines the possibility of developing an assessment procedure that complies with the formulated requirements.
English Language and Linguistics
English Language and Linguistics at Leiden University focuses on English language usage and linguistics around the world, including in countries where English is spoken as a second language or as part of a mixed language.
English Language and Culture (BA)
From Great-Britain to the United States and from Australia to South Africa: people around the whole world speak and write English. In Leiden you will broaden your knowledge of the English language, and in the rich Literature and culture of the global English world on academic level.
Second Language Acquisition
Research combining a conceptual and practical perspective within the field of teaching and learning second languages.
English language check
Publishing about your research is a key aspect of your career as a researcher; the majority of research publications are written in English. When applying for research funding, too, it is very important to ensure that your application is written in clear, accessible English. Maria Sherwood-Smith, Academic…
- Language and Culture Education: English
Basic Qualification in English Language Skills
University lecturers who are in the process of obtaining the Basic Teaching Qualification (BKO) and who teach programmes in English will also need the Basic Qualification in English Language Skills certificate, which guarantees a basic standard of English.
Online Experience English Language and Culture
Study Information, Online Experience
English language assessment for MA students
Are you planning to register for an English taught Master’s Degree Programme after your Bachelor’s programme? In order to assess what your current level of English is, you are invited to complete an Online Oxford Quick Placement Test.
2-year Lecturer position in Medieval English Language and Literature
Humanities, Centre for the Arts in Society
Current Visions of TAML2 (Tense, Aspect and Modality in Second Languages)
This is a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed 'Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics (DuJAL)’, which focuses on promoting Dutch and Belgian work in applied linguistics among an international audience, but also welcomes contributions from other countries.
Part-time English Language and Culture bachelor's programme
The English language and culture study programme also exists in the form of a part-time programme.
Language prescriptivism: Attitudes to usage vs. actual language use in American English
On December 18th, Viktorija Kostadinova succesfully defended her doctoral thesis and graduated. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Viktorija on this great result.
Communicative Language Teaching in Georgia
The present investigation aims at exploring whether the instruction provided at secondary schools in the capital meets the requirements of Communicative Language Teaching and whether the aims of improving learners’ communicative proficiency are met.
The Academic Language Centre provides a wide range of English courses. The courses differ with regard to level, content and frequency.
Language as a time machine
By studying language you can reconstruct the history of different communities, even when no other historical sources, such as written documents, are available. In the coming years, researchers Willem Adelaar and Marian Klamer will be carrying out this kind of reconstruction in areas of great linguistic…
- Teaching English (MA)
TAFL Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
From Tuesday 9 until Thursday 18 June 2020, NVIC organizes a new edition of the TAFL course. This intensive, interactive course is developed for (future) teachers of Arabic. It addresses both the practical aspects of teaching Arabic as a foreign language as well as the underlying linguistic and cognitive…
Languages of The Hague
Languages of The Hague is a collection of columns on languages and language which were published between 2016 and 2018 in the weekly newspaper Den Haag Centraal.
- Introduction International Legal English (ILEC)
Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language
The CNaVT exam is the official, international exam of Dutch as a Foreign Language for all who learn Dutch all over the world. The Catholic University of Leuven organises the exam. The Dutch Language Union has commissioned this collaboration.
British Celtic Influence on English Phonology
This dissertation assesses the influence of British Celtic on the phonological development of English during and shortly after the Anglo-Saxon settlement period, ca. AD 450-700.
44th Symposium on Old English, Middle English and Historical Linguistics in the Low Countries (#SOEMEHL44)
Second Chance Project
The Second Chance project aims to promote recovery and re-integration of entrepreneurs who have recently undergone bankruptcy.
Haunted Europe. Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media
Haunted Europe offers a comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to mainland…
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Introduction of a Wapishana-English Bilingual Education Programme
On the 23rd of February, Adrian Sydney Gomes successfully defended a doctoral thesis. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Adrian on this achievement!
Functional projections in analytic languages
The ultimate aim of the project is to find out whether there are such things as
From Gesture to Language
Like any language, the natural sign languages (henceforth: SLs) of deaf communities differ from each other in their grammars and lexicons. A growing number of studies indicates that SLs make use of the gestures of hearing speakers to build linguistic structure. This implies that variation and similarities…
The Russian Language of Islam
This project explores how Muslim authorities and writers use Russian to transmit Islamic contents, and whether this leads to a specific
English Academic Skills
The English section at the Academic Language Centre offers numerous courses in Academic Skills. These courses are intended to train participants in the use of English writing and presenting skills in an academic context. The courses are aimed at BA students and MA students. In addition, we also offer…
Proficiency in English
For admission to the Graduate School you will be asked to demonstrate you proficiency in English by means of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The certificates must be recent (not older than two years).
Quality assurance at the Academic Language Centre
The high standards set by the Academic Language Centre are attested by the following quality labels and memberships.
Educational materials Naduhup languages
The goal is to develop educational materials for Dâw, Hupd’äh, and Nadëb Indigenous peoples (Naduhup family; Middle and Upper Rio Negro; Brazilian Amazon). In order to achieve this, first of all, the fieldwork data collected during a collaborative project among anthropologists and linguists (2017-2020)…
- Teaching Chinese Language and Culture (MA)
- Language Teaching in Secondary Education (MA)
The syntax of verbal pseudo-coordination in English and Afrikaans
This dissertation provides a systematic description of English and Afrikaans verbal pseudo-coordination and a formal analysis couched in the Minimalist program.
Babies' hearing important in language deficiency
During the first year of life, babies adapt to the language they hear around them. In the event of hearing difficulties, this can lead to a language deficiency, which is not so easy to resolve, says Professor of English Linguistics Janet Grijzenhout. Inaugural lecture 19 March.
The Acquisition of English Vowels by Javanese and Sundanese Native Speakers
On February 19th, Arum Perwitasari succesfully defended her doctoral thesis and graduated. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Arum on this great result.
Courses in Academic English
For all problems related to presenting your research in English, the Graduate School provides help in the form of an in-house Academic English Lecturer.
Language offers new insights into our history, cultural differences, migration, and the way in which our brain processes information. This knowledge can in turn help us understand what it means to be human, as well as opening the way to many practical applications. In order to realise these goals, linguists…
The Academic Language Centre organises language courses for companies, government agencies, private clients, and students and staff members of Leiden University.
English Literature and Culture (MA)
The one-year, English-taught master's programme in English Literature and Culture focuses on the interaction between literature and key political and social issues such as identity, migration, memory and the metropolis, but also between literature and the literary tradition, and literature and film.
Spanish-English Codeswitching in the Caribbean and the US
This volume provides a sample of the most recent studies on Spanish-English codeswitching both in the Caribbean and among bilinguals in the United States.