Welcome to the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching


CELT is based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, where it promotes language teaching scholarship and supports language teaching innovations and investigations. CELT fosters a vibrant community of staff and students, and we share and disseminate scholarship within the school and the broader University, within disciplinary and professional communities, and beyond.

Since CELT’s official opening by the Vice Chancellor on the 15th of September 2017, it has created and encouraged a wealth of collaborative pedagogical projects. We are particularly excited about:

  • Our online journal ‘The Language Scholar’. The aim of this journal is to enable colleagues and students within the school as well as contributors from other institutions to publish their work and thoughts in a wide variety of multimodal genres, from critical reviews to thought pieces and case studies.
  • Scholarship projects within the school to investigate particular themes related to the teaching of a range of languages including English as an Additional Language (EAL) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
  • Our events. See our Events page for further info, and for upcoming opportunities to get involved.

This gives just a flavour of what the Centre is trying to achieve. CELT has many ambitions but its principal ambition is to support and develop a vibrant culture of pedagogical investigations, in collaboration with students and the wider communities to which we belong. To learn more about the Centre and to get involved in its activities, please email: celt@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Alex Ding, Director of Scholarship

Dr Rasha Soliman, Director of CELT

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