Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education


        The Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education (SCRELE) is one of the key research centers for humanities and social sciences in Shanghai. SCRELE was established in 2016 by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission to push forward city-wide English curriculum innovations in basic education through in-depth university-school collaborations. Based at Shanghai International Studies University, SCRELE involves researchers, teacher educators and teachers from major universities, education development institutes, and schools in Shanghai and scholars from other parts of China. In particular, SCRELE aims to establish strong connections and collaborations with researchers, teacher educators and practitioners from overseas educational institutions.

        According to its first five-year plan, SCRELE will undertake to achieve the following goals: (1) formulating new English curriculum standards covering Year 1 to Year 12; (2) developing a new set of textbooks and new learning resources for the new curriculum, and (3) training teachers to work effectively to achieve the new curriculum standards. Currently, SCRELE has nearly 20 full-time and part-time researchers and keeps close contact with English teachers in primary and high schools in Shanghai, with Prof. Rod Ellis,Prof. Brian Tomlinson and a number of other prominent EFL scholars on its advisory board. In addition, SCRELE is now collaborating with some schools in Shanghai and other parts of China in their school-based curriculum innovation projects. Since November 2015, a research group from the center has been working intensively with Haitong Primary School, an experimental school in Pudong New District, Shanghai, to try out pedagogical initiatives through on-going collaborations between in-residence researchers, school teachers and students.


Please contact us at:

Room 911, 558 Dalian Road (West), Shanghai Foreign Language Education Building

Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai  200083

Phone: 86-21-35373306