UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Dick Hudson and educational linguistics

Educational linguistics

Richard Hudson

last updated 3 May 2013

Having spent six formative years working for Michael Halliday, I am keen to see more linguistics in schools, whatever we call it - 'Knowledge About Language', `Language Awareness', `English Language' or even `Linguistics'!

I am a founder-member of CLIE (the Committee for Linguistics in Education, a committee supported jointly by BAAL (British Association for Applied Linguistics) and the LAGB (Linguistics Association of Great Britain)), and also of the LAGB Education Committee. My web-site contains a number of relevant information pages:

For other educational resources, check the following:

  • Education on the Internet - a very large and helpfully annotated directory of resources for teachers, including English teachers. Paired with a monthly newsletter listing recent innovations.
  • VISL - an ambitious and largely successful web site in Denmark for teaching grammar (of English or a dozen other languages!) by IT. Zap adverbs or test the (not infallible) computer's grammatical analyses.
  • Language education in the news - a daily collection of media reports on UK language education.