Language is fundamental to our thoughts, relationships and cultures.
It's at the heart of every interaction we have with each other. From falling in love, to settling global political disputes, and even posting on social media.
At Essex, we explore this uniquely human phenomenon from every angle - from investigating social perceptions of different accents, to teaching a range of modern languages, researching how children and adults learn new languages, and empowering people from underrepresented communities around the world.
We're a leading UK university for language and linguistics research (REF 2014). If you have a global outlook, are interested in human interaction and want real-world practical skills, welcome home.
"What I really love about language is that we all think we know how it works – but when you look closer, it almost always surprises you and goes against your expectations. My colleagues and I are passionate about helping you unravel its mysteries and understand how it is the one thing that makes us human."
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