Centre for Applied Language Studies

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Centre for Applied Language Studies

The Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS) is a national expert unit specialized in studying the goals, practices and policies of language education.

The focal areas of research include language testing, the development of language proficiency in different contexts and communities of practice, and language education policy. The research conducted in the CALS is characterized by a multidisciplinary and applied approach that brings together perspectives from, for example, language study, sociology, educational research, and pedagogy.

The national duties of the CALS concern language testing and language education policy. Our activities are based on national and international networking and cooperation with researchers, decision makers, teachers, and other central actors in the field of language education.

The staff (ca 30 persons) consists of research and administrative personnel and personnel assisting in research.

Contact information


Postal address:
Centre for Applied Language Studies
P.O. Box 35
40014 University of Jyväskylä

Street address:
Agora (Ag), 5th floor
Mattilanniemi 2

Phone: + 358 40 8053000
E-mail: solki-info@jyu.fi

National Certificates of Language Proficiency
Phone: +358 14 2603531
E-mail: yki-info@jyu.fi

CALS presentation slides