The Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication was established in 1965 by Professor Michel Blanc, making us the first department in England to focus on the study of applied linguistics. We remain the only Department of Applied Linguistics in the University of London.
We host the weekly Bloomsbury Seminars in Applied Linguistics and the annual Bloomsbury Round Table on Communication, Cognition and Culture. See our full list of events.
We also house:
- the Centre for Multilingual and Multicultural Research
- the Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society (BCALS)
- the International Journal of Bilingualism
- Applied Linguistics Review
Our departmental newsletters contain useful information about developments within the department.