Introduction

GLAUR research group was set up in 2003. We are a team of interdisciplinary researchers committed to the improvement of foreign language learning and teaching in primary and secondary education, official language schools and universities and to the promotion and support of research on language and gender.

Our group investigates issues of applied linguistics, second language and foreign language acquisition and development, language teaching, language testing and language teaching materials design and implementation. GLAUR is particularly concerned with research on sex/gender in foreign language education and with research on the effectiveness of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) / AICLE (Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lengua Extranjera) in different learning contexts.

At present our main research focus is vocabulary acquisition and development by female and male English foreign language learners in different types of instruction: English as a vehicular language, English as a subject (CLIL), and English in Language Schools.