John Trim (linguist)
John Leslie Melville Trim (1924 - 19 January 2013), Director of the Council of Europe's Modern Languages projects from 1971 to 1997, was a key promotor of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
After graduating from University College, London (UCL) in 1949, he remained there lecturing before moving to Selwyn College, Cambridge as University Lecturer in Phonetics in 1958. As well as setting up the Department of Linguistics at Cambridge in 1966, Trim was also president of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and vice-president of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA).
- The John Trim Collection ECML Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- "John Trim: A remarkable advocate for language learning" Archived 28 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Association for Language Learning. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- A tribute to John Trim, 1924 - 2013 University of Cambridge. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Independent Learning in the John Trim Centre Retrieved 1 January 2013.
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