Research areas in CIP
The Centre's research can be divided into five main areas, all of which contribute to fulfilling the Centre's overall objective. Click the headlines to read more about the different research areas.
Parallel language in practice
Research into the historical and institutional conditions for language choice and its communicative and social consequences.
Foreign and second language acquisition and teaching
Research into the language acquisition of university staff and students, and into foreign and second language teaching in order to support appropriate planning and organisation of the teaching, both for language courses and content teaching.
Research into language policy decisions at the university and the consequences of these, including the status of the Danish language as a language of science.
Language and the quality of learning outcome
Research into aspects relating to students' learning outcomes, including a focus on students' language competences and the teacher's linguistic and didactic competences.
Testing of language competencies in an academic context
Research into testing of students' and lecturers' comeptencies in academic English or Danish, including aspects of importance for the certification of language competencies.
The staff at CIP holds expertise in all five areas of research:
- Parallel language in practice
- Foreign and second language acquisition and teaching
- Language policy
- Language and academic learning outcomes
- Testing of language competencies in an academic context
By clicking the staff tab on the left hand side of this website, you can find contact information about CIP's staff members.
If you wish to be put in touch with a staff member at CIP with special expertise in one of the five listed research areas, you are most welcome to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will do our best to put you in touch with the right person.