Dialogical, Sociocultural and Ecological Approaches to Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (DISEA)


Hanna Lämsä-Schmidt, Doctoral researcher
Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Primary School
Department of English and American Studies
University of Potsdam, Germany

Dmitri Leontjev, Senior researcher
Centre for Applied Language Studies
University of Jyväskylä


The members of the research network represent research based on the views of Mikhail Bakhtin, Valentin Voloshinov, Lev Vygosky and A.N. Leontiev, which in its current forms covers various fields of language research. The research network meets once a year in a meeting at the AFinLA Autumn Symposium. The forms of activities include organising workshops and research symposia for congresses, publishing, research cooperation and creating connections between Finnish and international researchers in applied linguistics.