The strength of the Association for Academic Language and Learning lies in the combined knowledge and skills of all its members, not just those who formally sit on committees.
AALL membership is open to academic language and learning skills professionals working in tertiary settings – national or international.
We understand that many members and institutions are struggling with the financial impacts of coronavirus. In order to help our members, we have reduced our membership fees for a period of twelve months (5 September 2020 to 5 September 2021).
There are two rates of fees:
- Standard Membership: Normally $110.00, now $80*
- Casual/Part-time Staff/Student/Retiree Membership: Normally $70.00, now $50*
- Amounts are in AUD Dollars.
- Amounts do not include GST as AALL is not registered for GST and is not required to do so.
- The reduced membership rate is available until 5 September 2021.
Membership application is via our online shop.
As a member of AALL, you will receive a number of benefits to support your work and professional development.
- Opportunities to apply for grants for research, resource development, travel and events
- Access to a dedicated electronic journal produced by the Association
- Communication and collaboration among AALL members through social media, the AALL website, and the Association’s state-based affiliates
- Professional fostering of the recognition of the academic nature of the work of language and learning development through individual and collaborative research within and across tertiary institutions nationally and internationally
- Reciprocal benefits with International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD) associations
- Lobbying support on issues relevant to AALL members.
- Subsidised $20.00 discount on AALL Conference registration
- Subsidised travel expenses of ‘remote’ (from the conference) AALL members who cannot get funding from their own institution
- Sponsoring a first time conference attender who cannot get institutional funding
- Co-funding with AALL conference convenor of the travel expenses of keynote speakers.
How can I contribute to the Association?
There are a number of ways, big and small, that you can contribute to AALL.
- Get involved with your State branch by contributing to meetings and becoming a State representative
- Foster the development of the AALL profession through holding a workshop on areas related to academic language and learning. Members interested to running such a workshops or events can apply for an AALL Event grant
- Work individually or with your colleagues to develop academic language and learning research and resources. Members interested to delivering a project can apply for an AALL Research and resource development grant
- Nominate for Executive and contribute to the ongoing management and future direction of AALL
- Write a paper for the AALL Journal or register to be part of the editorial committee or become a peer reviewer
- With a group of colleagues, host the biennial AALL conference.
What the Association achieves in the future, and how it does so, rests on the active commitment of its members.
AALL is a founding member of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD), formed in 2015. ICALLD includes:
- Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL – Australia)
- Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE – United Kingdom)
- Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand (ATLAANZ – New Zealand)
- Learning Specialists Association of Canada (LSAC – Canada)
- Scottish Higher Education Learner Developers (ScotHELD – Scotland)
These associations support higher and further education practitioners and enhance students’ learning and academic literacies. Their shared values and objectives include:
- Support for the professional identity of academic language and learning (ALL) practitioners;
- Facilitation of professional development opportunities for ALL members;
- Encouragement and sponsorship of ALL research; and
- Publication and dissemination of best practice resources for ALL.
AALL members are eligible for reciprocal benefits of other ICALLD member associations. Examples of reciprocal benefits may include:
- Conference and event information;
- Member-rates at conferences and other events;
- Resources, best practice documents and policy information;
- Association journals and publications; and
- Opportunities for collaborative international research and networking.