The International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD) is the global community of higher education practitioners working to enhance students' learning and academic literacies.

AALL members and ICALLD

AALL is a founding member of the International Consortium of Academic Language and Learning Developers (ICALLD), formed in 2015. ICALLD includes:

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.

The 2020-21 Symposium-Over-Time

AALL members are invited to attend a series of one-hour professional development opportunities hosted by different ICALLD members over the 2020-21 academic year. See below for details of the next event, which will be hosted by AALL on the 21st May, 2021: Updating the Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning Centres/Units.

Symposium-Over-Time: Updating the Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning Centres/Units

The Australian University Register of Academic Language and Learning Centres/Units summarises the provision of Academic Language and Learning (ALL) services available across the Australian university sector. Information and data from 42 universities, government sources and ALL educators assisted production of the original AALL Register. This register was updated annually from 1993 to 2013, but it has not been updated since then. The aim of this AALL grant project was to update the Register in order to provide a current snapshot of ALL centres/units across Australian universities today. An online survey was used to ask how universities resource and support language and learning in the midst of the COVID pandemic and wide-ranging restructures. The findings compare and contrast recent changes as the presenters discuss the history of the Register, the AALL grant process, ethics and survey questions used to update the Australian University Register. The challenges encountered in navigating the current Australian university environment as well as current findings will be useful to inform policy makers, administrators and professional educators providing learning support in higher education. The Australian University Register will also be of interest to international associates who may wish to develop a similar register in their own country.


Dr Sally Ashton-Hay
AALL Vice President
Learning Experience Team, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor
Southern Cross University

Alex Barthel
AALL Senior Counsel and Founding President
AALL Assistant Treasurer

Dr Amanda Mȕller
Senior Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Flinders University

This presentation is on Friday May 21st, 2021 at 8pm AEST (find the time in my location).

Click here to register for this presentation.


For more information and the full program of events for the Symposium-Over-Time, visit the ICALLD events webpage.