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

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Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication


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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.

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.

Clearing at Birkbeck

Staff are available to speak to students throughout Clearing 2014

What is it like to be a PhD student in our department?

Dr Elena Antonova Unlu writes about her experience whilst studying her PhD within our department at Birkbeck.

Social Sciences Week 2014

An opportunity for the public to engage with diverse and thought-provoking topics


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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