Dr Graeme Porte

Senior Lecturer, Department of English and German, University of Granada

Graeme PorteDr Graeme Porte, Editor since 2002 of the Cambridge University Press journal Language Teaching, is senior lecturer in second language acquisition at the University of Granada. His research work includes language learning strategies,  L1 attrition, and the way recent discoveries about human perception impact on SLA. His current interests include replication research in applied linguistics. Graeme Porte created, and manages, the  "Journal Editors" forum, which currently includes the participation of editors from over 30 international applied linguistics journals. He is an invited member of the Executive Editorial Board of Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (CUP) and Studies in Second Language Acquisition (CUP). He is a senior examiner for the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in English.


2015-2016 session: Teaching Inglés Instrumental 5-6-7 - Groups M and T. 

Tutorials: First Term: Mondays and Wednesdays  1030-1330.

Second Term: Mondays and Wednesdays 1230-1530. Office: F18, 2nd Floor, New Building, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Campus Cartuja. Telephone: 958 241000 (ext. 20238)


Language Teaching

2015 Impact factor 2; JCR Ranking 9/179 - Linguistics journals: 

LTGraeme Porte has been the editor of Language Teaching since 2004 when it consolidated its emergence as a unique research resource for the L2 researcher and practitioner. This journal is indexed on the Social Sciences/Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Specially commissioned articles survey up-to-date research on specific topics, and new strands of articles survey recent research on L2 learning and teaching conducted in individual countries and research on the teaching of languages other than English. Other new research survey strands include plenary and keynote speeches from recent international events, annual reviews of the most significant research to emerge, reviews of recent PhD work worldwide, research agendas, and reports from research groups around the world. Research timelines by specialists in the field provide essential annotated bibliography on the historical development of research agendas, and a further new series is devoted exclusively to the publication of replication research studies. http://journals.cambridge.org/lta-alerts



Appraising Research in Second Language Learning               

New edition

With its second, expanded edition published in 2010, and currently recommended or core reading on over 80 applied linguistics and TEFL postgraduate courses worldwide, this combined text- and workbook is the first to provide specific advice and support to those wishing to learn how to approach the systematic critical reading and analysis of research in our field. It seeks to answer a current need in the literature for a set of procedures that can be applied to the independent reading of quantitative research. 

“Porte’s book is a welcome addition to Benjamins’s Language Learning and Language Teaching series
which offers a wealth of beneficial information on L2 research methodology. This second edition of the book exhibits a closer integration between the main text and the workbook and is a well-thought-out text with many remarkable qualities. Readers who use this book will find it very useful and informative. Given the depth and breadth of topics discussed in this volume, it has made a solid contribution to appraising quantitative research in L2 learning. The book would be an excellent choice for any introductory graduate research seminar and could be used alone or to supplement other texts. This book should appeal to those interested in conducting their own research in the field of applied linguistics and SLA.” The Modern Language Journal (Wiley)

“The author has succeeded in providing anyone working in the field of applied linguistics and/or second language acquisition with tools for reading and understanding the elements of a research paper. What makes the book especially appealing is that in the discussion of each of the elements are clear examples and questions to help readers engage with the material. The exercises and tasks in the workbook, the key terms in the glossary section, and the charts in the appendices, such as a flowchart to be used before choosing the appropriate measurement test, further enrich the book.”  Linguistic Society of America