Centre for Applied Language Studies
Sari Pöyhönen receives the award of Ellen and Artturi Nyyssönen Foundation
Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, June 15-18, 2014
The Nordic Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Interaction (NorDIsCo) in November 12-14, 2014
Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics, Abstract submission Nov. 29th, 2013
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 policy.
The permanent staff consists of two professors, nine research workers, and administrative personnel. The centre also employs, on an annual or short-term basis, a varying number of project researchers, visiting foreign researchers, and research assistants, some thirty persons in all.