The Instruments for Research into Second Languages (IRIS) Digital Repository – Jim King interviews Emma Marsden about a new online research resource

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Jim King, University of Leicester, UK


The Instruments for Research into Second Language Learning (IRIS) <> is a new non-profit, independent, free online database of instruments for collecting data for research into foreign/second languages. Here Jim King talks to Emma Marsden, the IRIS Project’s joint director, about her ambitious plan to make peer-reviewed L2 research tools accessible to a much wider audience. Having started her career as a foreign language teacher in schools, Emma Marsden is now a senior lecturer in second language education at the University of York, with interests in second language learning theories, foreign language teaching, and research methods.