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Professor Victoria Murphy, Professor of Applied Linguistics and Governing Body Fellow, has been appointed chair of the National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC) with effect from November 2018. She will be responsible for ensuring that NALDIC achieves its mission of supporting teachers and learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL) and will hold the position for the next three years. Professor Murphy will work with NALDIC over the next three years to provide guidance and support on best practice, access and support to relevant research and to aid the association in becoming a prominent voice in England’s discourse on the education of multilingual pupils.

Victoria Murphy is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Deputy Director at the department of education. Her research interests lie in language minority children and foreign language learning in primary school. Her current research programme explores the potential for vocabulary development through children’s digital technology platforms.

For more information about Professor Murphy and her research: www.education.ox.ac.uk/people/victoria-murphy/

For more information about NALDIC:  www.naldic.org.uk

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