King’s College London - UNITED KINGDOM

London team

  • Simon Coffey : Lecturer in Modern Languages Education (King’s College London).
  • Martin Dewey : Lecturer in Applied Linguistics (King’s College London).


Target populations

  • Teachers who teach English as a second/additional language in a range of settings, primarily to adults in either the private sector e.g. on “pre-sessional” courses in London, or in ESOL contexts to immigrant populations (Dewey)
  • Modern languages teachers working in secondary schools in London (Coffey)
  • Migrants to London (French adults) (Coffey)


Objectives :

  • To provide an overview of language diversity in London (a background sketch to provide a context for our work with particular groups)
  • To develop understanding of the subjective experience of language learning and migration of particular groups
  • To collect and analyse language autobiographies of different groups
  • To collect data on the role and status of second/additional languages in language teachers’ professional expertise and knowledge base
  • To develop materials to support integration of different groups and to raise awareness of intercultural dimensions of language learning and mobility.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.