AL Organizations

International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)

AILA (originally founded in 1964 in France) is an international federation of national and regional associations of Applied Linguistics. AILA has a membership of more than 8.000 individuals worldwide who as researchers, policy makers or practitioners are active in the field of Applied Linguistics.

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

Founded in 1977, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. Organizationally, AAAL is the United States affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, AILA

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)

CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) is an academic society for professional applied linguists, language teachers and other interested parties, based in the United Kingdom. It is an affiliate of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquee (International Association of Applied Linguistics, AILA).

 Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL)

The Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics was established in 1980. It started with a group of applied linguists who got together frequently to discuss, over wine and cheese at home, linguistics and English language teaching, amongst other things. 

Associations in the fields related to Applied Linguistics

TESOL International Association (TESOL)
TESOL International Association, formerly Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, is the largest professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. It was founded in 1966, and is based in Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States.

International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
For over 50 years, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, (IATEFL) has been linking, developing and supporting English language teaching professionals worldwide. From our humble origins in 1967 as a forum for English language teachers and other professionals to make contact with one another and share ideas, we are now one of the largest and most internationally representative teaching associations in the world.

International Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ISFLA)
ISFLA is the international organising body for Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL), a school of linguistics started by Michael Halliday, initially in Great Britain, and later in Australia. ISFLA was created to facilitate the development of SFL around the world. Towards this goal, ISFLA organises an annual conference, called the International Systemic-Functional Congress (ISFC).

Linguistics Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)
Established in 1986, LSHK’s members are all teachers or students of linguistics and/or have published linguistics related research. LSHK organizes an Annual Research Forum (ARF) every December at one of the universities in Hong Kong. 

Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (APACALL)
Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning, is an on-line association of CALL researchers and practitioners who are willing to investigate, share information, discuss, cooperate and collaborate with fellow professionals. It acknowledges the opportunity to use information and communication technologies in learning, teaching and research.

The Association for Language Awareness (ALA)
It covers a wide spectrum of fields. For example, Language Awareness issues include exploring the benefits that can be derived from developing a good knowledge about language, a conscious understanding of how languages work, of how people learn them and use them.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators, students, and administrators.

International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT)
The International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) is a professional organization that provides leadership in the integration of instructional technology into the foreign language classroom.

South Eastern Association for Language Learning Technology (SEALLT)
SEALLT is a regional group of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), a professional organization established in 1965 whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture. 

Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) is the premier international scientific and professional society for people working on computational problems involving human language, a field often referred to as either computational linguistics or natural language processing (NLP). 

Modern Language Association (MLA)
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.