Welcome to FRiLL!

FRiLL (Forum for Research in Literacy and Language) was formed in the late 1990s to discuss research and practise in literacy and language development.

The original members have been joined over the years by PhD students, who have in turn brought their own PhD students, and other like-minded researchers and practitioners.

FRiLL meets twice a year in the Southeast of England, and holds an annual conference in the summer. It is characterised by its range of members from all career levels, open discussions, and collaborative projects.

Please visit the people pages to find out more about our members.


28th April 2017

FRiLL research in the news

FRiLL members Jo Taylor and Kathy Rastle's new publication, with Matt Davis, features in TES and Schools Week this week.  They found that adults learning to read artificial languages learned better when using a phonics-based rather than meaning-based approach.  See the original paper here, and let us know what you think on Twitter @frill_reading..

publications, fMRI, phonics
26th April 2017

FRiLL Summer conference

FRiLL's annual conference will be held on May 4th and 5th 2017 at Easthampstead Park.  Our guest speaker is Prof. Carsten Elbro of University of Copenhagen.  Follow the conference on Twitter @FRiLL_reading #FRiLLConf2017!

5th May 2017

Carsten Elbro speaks at FRiLL Summer conference

We were delighted to welcome Prof Carsten Elbro, University of Copenhagen, to give the keynote talk at this year's summer conference.  His talk covered the importance of dynamic testing, looking at how we can measure the potential for learning, rather than attainment.