Centre for Applied Linguistics
The Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick is an international centre of professional and academic excellence that focuses on language, culture and pedagogy. Research into areas of applied linguistics and the teaching of English as a foreign language, and professional and intercultural discourse, is extensive and varied. Students prepare for research degrees, taught postgraduate degrees, diplomas and postgraduate certificates. Our postgraduate degrees have received the highest available grades for the quality of the learning experience they offer to students.
Our students come from all over the world and opportunities for international exchange of views and experience are always available. Staff combine research activity with commitment to teaching excellence and most have extensive experience of working outside the UK. The Centre is committed to providing strong support, both academic and social, to all students.
In a way, I came back to Warwick as a result of my wonderful Master’s degree experience. Thanks to my tutors’ encouragement and support, I managed to secure a Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake my PhD studies. This new opportunity has allowed to me explore new academic opportunities in a dynamic, rigorous, and friendly environment. Thanks to CAL’s facilities, human capital and positive atmosphere I have been able to publish work, speak at conferences and explore some teaching in my department.
On another note, my job prospects have changed and seem to promise further changes in the near future. After completing my MA in English Language Teaching, I was offered a position at the Ministry of Education in my province in Argentina. Therefore, I began to combine teaching teenagers in state education with becoming involved in curriculum design and teacher development programmes. Now that I have started my research in the integration of content and language teaching, a top university in Buenos Aires has offered me a post as tutor in their BEd and MA programmes after discovering that I am doing my PhD at Warwick University.
Dario Luis Banegas
PhD, Centre for Applied Linguistics