The Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce that Jon Nilsen, one of our distance MA students, reached the finals for this year’s British Council Awards for the best ELT Masters Dissertation.

This is an international competition which attracts nominees from all the leading UK Universities. Details can be found here -

Jon’s research looked at whether using the first language helped learners to retain new vocabulary. If you want to know more, a copy of Jon’s dissertation can be found on the British Council’s webpages. Congratulations to Jon as we know the competition was very fierce and he did remarkably well to be listed amongst the finalists.