The Waterloo Applied Language Studies (WAPPLS) group conducts research on language learning and teaching. It focuses on areas such as second language acquisition, language pedagogy and didactics, Deutsch als Fremdsprache.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.