The CML academic team engages in extensive research to stay at the forefront of teaching quality and pedagogical developments. The centre’s research projects are primarily focused on foreign language acquisition, especially language learning strategies, motivation, natural order of acquisition, and cognitive processes.
Another focus of reseach is student engagement and student as partners in the academic context. In addition, the CML team researches on creative and student-centric curriculum design and creative assessment strategies, including effective digital assessment methods in language learning.
A further broad
theme of research is Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), Computer
Assisted Language Learning (CALL), and Blended Learning, including
Flipped Classroom. In this, a further focus is student engagement and
empowerment in all aspects of the learning process.
The research focuses on new teaching trends and strategies, especially foreign language teaching methodologies and Task Based Language Learning (TBLL). Beyond the core of language learning research also explores the incorporation of cross-disciplinary content in foreign language learning, Sociocultural Evolution and Cultural Anthropology. Another field of research is linguistics, comprising sociolinguistics, textlinguistics, morphology, syntax, semantics, cognitive and applied linguistics.
The research findings are regularly published and presented at relevant local and international conferences by faculty from the CML.
Faculty Research Profiles
The academic staff of the Centre for Modern Languages (CML) have a broad range of research interests and backgrounds ranging from teaching pedagogy to student empowerment, linguistics, and technology enhanced learning. For further details on the specific research interests, publications and presentations of the CML faculty check out the individual profiles in Our People or search the Faculty Directory.
CML Faculty have been awarded a number of Grants, particularly the Edex Grant, which is awarded for research in the field of education and pedagogy. Below is a list of Grants awarded to CML researchers:
González Ruiz, Cristina , Mustafa, Hani, Bech, Estelle and Aryadoust, Vahid. (2020). Enhancing collaborative language and culture learning through wikis: A comparative study. EdeX Grant 2020-2021 from the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, NTU.
Pérez Abad, Abel and LaPolla, Randy. (2020). The Role of Intercultural Awareness in International Environments: The Case of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). EdeX Grant 2020-2021 from the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, NTU.
Lorenz, Patricia. (2019). Engaging Students in Cross Disciplinary Module Design. EdeX Grant 2018-2019 from the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, NTU.
Jaratjarungkiat, Sureenate, Nityato, Dusit, He, Xiaoling, and Sakurai, Shogo. (2019). Innovative Assessment for Listening Comprehension in Foreign Language Learning Using 360°VR Video. EdeX Grant 2018-2019 from the Teaching, Learning and Pedagogy Division, NTU.