Welcome

The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) is the national professional organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. We welcome academics, teachers, researchers, students and members of the wider community to join us and become part of an active community interested in questions, issues and problems that can be understood and addressed through a focus on language in our world.

To become a member, click here

Advocacy and engagement

ALAA has a long record of advocating on behalf of members and providing evidence-based advice and expertise on a range of language/s related issues and real-world problems and debates.

ALAA members regularly conduct research projects, consultancies and professional learning for groups and organisations, including government agencies, business, community organisations and other professional associations.

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Penny McKay Memorial Award - Applications now open!

The Penny McKay Memorial Award honours Penny’s contribution to research and development in second/additional language education. As a teacher, consultant, researcher, keynote speaker and professional activist, Penny McKay was a leader in language education in Australia and internationally. The Award is made annually for a doctoral thesis submitted at an Australian university in the preceding academic year.

Further information, including award criteria and the 2021 application form can be found here.

Please submit your application by November 1, 2021

 

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ARAL JOURNAL

The Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) is the journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA). The aim of the journal is to present research in a wide range of areas.

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