CRICLE-Net: Cambridge Research in Community Language Education Network
Cambridge Research in Community Language Education Network: The CRiCLE-Net was established in 2013. It provides a research forum where policy makers, academics, practitioners and research students in the Cambridge area, and more broadly at national and international levels, can engage in theoretical and methodological debate on critical issues in community language education.
The CRiCLE-Net is based in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and has an international focus. It pursues an interdisciplinary approach to policy, theory and practice of community language education and seeks to address some of the related issues in English as an Additional Language, bilingualism and multilingualism, and modern foreign languages education. The network is envisaged to play an active role in supporting the local communities and become a research base for community language education.
The aims of the CRiCLE-Net are:
- To provide a research forum where policy makers, academics, practitioners and research students can exchange ideas and expertise in community language education;
- To collaborate with regional, national and international institutions to identify the critical issues in community language education and to engage in theoretical and methodological debate on these issues;
- To develop a corpus of research evidence that can advise the development of community language education policy and practice.