The thematic network RéAL2 brings together researchers and teacher-researchers from universities and laboratories in France whose work focuses on second language acquisition.
Research in second language acquisition (SLA) is characterized by a diversification of theoretical and methodological approaches. The aim of the network is to highlight this diversity by comparing results from different approaches and methodologies. In addition, the network aims to view results in language acquisition from a pedagogical perspective, and to develop the language acquisition/teaching interface. In the long term, the network's aim is to create a database of oral and written acquisition data from past and current projects, which are often dispersed and inaccessible to the wider scientific community.