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Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London

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Celebrating 50 years of British Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck

What do our students say?

Find out what our students say about their positive experiences on our programmes.

Our Community

Find out more about our student community and what it's like to study with us.

Evening study in London

All of our courses are taught by evening study.

Review of Li Wei (ed.) (2014) Applied linguistics in International Journal of Applied Linguistics

The Departments book is reviewed by Christopher Jenks, University of South Dakota

Blog on Gessica De Angelis’ 50th Anniversary Talk

PhD student Agnès Marchessou blogs about her experience of our second 50th anniversary lecture.

Birkbeck at NWAV 43, Chicago 23-26 October 2014

Professor Penelope Gardner-Chloros presents at NWAV 43.

Blog on Peter Skehan's 50th Anniversary Talk

PhD student Chieri Noda blogs about her experience of our first 50th anniversary lecture.

First talk as part of our 50th anniversary lecture series a success!

Dr Skehan delivered a fantastic, fully booked talk on Monday night.

International Conference on Bilingualism

Professor Gardner-Chloros is invited to give a talk at the University of Malta.

Birkbeck shortlisted for University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

Celebrate with us and share the good news at #unioftheyear on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.


In the below video, students describe how Birkbeck, University of London helps them to combine work and family commitments with studying and how their courses are financed through affordable loans.

London International students talk about their studies with us.

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