ALAA Membership

The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) is the national organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. 

ALAA aims to provide leadership in applied linguistics and supports the development of teaching, learning and research in the field. ALAA includes national and international members and is affiliated with the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA).

ALAA membership includes:

  • Three issues of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) per year, published online by John Benjamins
  • Discounted fees at ALAA Conferences and full participation in ALAA activities
  • Opportunities to participate in activities organised by and for HDR (Higher Degree by Research) students
  • A professional community for networking and professional growth
  • Representation and advocacy on behalf of members to government and other bodies on language-related issues and policy development
  • Regular email updates on matters and events relevant to members
  • Automatic membership of our affiliated international association AILA with the following benefits:
    • Participation in international research and practice through AILA Research Networks (ReN)
    • Free access to the annual AILA Review 
    • Reduced rate at the triennial AILA World Congress
    • Reduced rate at conferences of other AILA affiliates
    • Member rate at ALANZ Conference
    • Discounts for volumes of the AILA Applied Linguistics Series.

2023 ALAA Membership Fees:

  • Individual - $80
  • Student* - $40

The duration of membership is one calendar year, commencing 1 January and concluding 31 December.

*Student membership requires confirmation from a university supervisor, please provide details when applying.

For enquiries about membership, contact ALAA Secretary, Dr Carly Steele:

Keep up to date through ALAA for developments in teaching, learning, research and advocacy in Applied Linguistics.