AALL Events

AALL Events Calendar 2014 and information links

AALL symposium: Evaluating the impact of academic language and learning practice

UniSA is hosting a two-day symposium on ‘evaluating impact’ in ALL. ALL units across Australia are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the ‘impact’ of their work. But the notion of impact raises a number of philosophical, theoretical and practical questions which this symposium seeks to explore. The keynote speaker is Associate Professor John Hilsdon, Head of Learning Support and Wellbeing at Plymouth University, UK. John is a National Teaching Fellow, was first Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (www.aldinhe.ac.uk) and is an editor of the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.

 Abstracts (of 250 words) are invited for 20 minute presentations (+10 mins discussion). Due date for abstracts is 10 October. Abstracts should indicate how the content will be useful for developing approaches to evaluating the impact of ALL practice. Papers that contribute to evaluating the impact of curriculum-embedded and/or university-wide approaches to ALL are of particular interest. Please send abstracts to: rowena.harper@unisa.edu.au

 For further information and to register to attend, please visit: https://www.conferenceonline.com/conference_invitation.cfm?id=20417&key=643D9C2E-1310-45B3-8904-7FF24D8FC8AE

Dear All,

Registration is now open for the

AALL Symposium Collaboration, Reflection and Renewal: The ongoing quest to embed English language development and academic literacy and numeracy in higher education curriculum and teaching practice to be held at Queensland University of Technology on Friday November 28.

The Symposium will include the following:
Welcome Address: Professor Suzi Vaughan (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching QUT) who will outline QUT’s Support For Learning Framework-  a whole-of-university collaborative approach to embedding language and learning within curriculum, course design and teaching practice.

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Kate Chanock
Associate Professor Kate Chanock is a lecturer in Student Learning at La Trobe University. Her teaching focuses on academic reading and writing, argument and evidence, audience, voice and language, through classes and collaborative contributions to discipline curricula. She also works with individual students, from first year to PhD, on their writing-in-progress for the disciplines. In 2006, she was awarded a Carrick Institute Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Kate is well known to AALL practitioners as a founding member of AALL, one of the editors of the Journal of Academic Language and Learning, and an important scholar in the field of academic language and literacy. Kate’s research interests include embedding language development, literacy and learning in discipline subjects and models for collaborative engagement with discipline staff. Kate will follow her Keynote address with a workshop on the theme of collaboration to integrate development of academic literacies into discipline subjects.

Presenters will be coming from more than 20 universities and HE institutions across Australia and will be covering a range of models and practices from a variety of disciplines.
This event is jointly sponsored by AALL and QUT.  Registration is FREE.
To register: 


The full program is now available to download - AALL_Collaboration_Symposium_Full_Program.pdf
You can also download the following associated documents:

Looking forward to seeing you in November,

Peter Nelson
(for the organising committee: Sally Ashton-Hay, Lindy Kimmins, Ann Majkut, Peter Nelson, David Rowland)

2nd Pronunciation Symposium: New directions in pronunciation theory and practice – December 5

Funded by the Association of Academic Language and Learning (AALL), and hosted by UNSW Canberra this symposium will provide a practical approach to identify useful strategies for teaching and learning effective pronunciation and sharing new directions in theory and practice. Key note speakers include Dr Graeme Couper from Auckland University of Technology and Dr Michael Carey from the University of the Sunshine Coast. For more information and details please visit http://media.unsw.adfa.edu.au/events/registration/symposium/. [This link is now working correctly for those who tried to access it previously].

Emmaline Lear, Maya Gunawardena, Anne Isaac, Linda Devereux, & Fiona Richmond.

Symposium on Higher Degree Research Student Writing - Abstracts due July 16th 2014

We are holding a one day symposium on October 3rd with a focus on higher degree research student writing and are currently seeking abstracts of approximately 250 words for the symposium presentations. We have two great key note speakers: Bill Green and Inger Mewburn and encourage you to add to this line up with your own presentation. We want to know what your are doing, what works and what might work better. We are planning a day that involves plenty of opportunity to engage in discussion, gather ideas and create networks. For more information and details of how to submit an abstract go to http://sydney.edu.au/stuserv/learning_centre/HDR2014.shtml

Bronwyn James
Claire Aitchison
Cynthia Nelson
Alisa Percy
Ruth Walker

19 May 2014: 'Degrees of proficiency' AALL and OLT event

1 day symposium:

Degrees of proficiency: Ways forward in building a strategic approach to university students' English language assessment and development

Where: Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus, Coolangatta, Queensland

When: Monday, May 19th, 2014


AALL Events Calendar 2012 and information links

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Contact person and links
 to further information

December 7th

Pronunciation Matters Symposium on the teaching-learning of pronunciation in university academic language and learning (AALL) centres.


UNSW Canberra campus

For more information, and to register: http://media.unsw.adfa.edu.au/events/registration/symposium.html

Wednesday 21st November



STUDENT PEER LEARNING & THE AALL PROFESSIONAL: EVOLUTION, EQUITY & INNOVATION: A one-day symposium hosted by the School of Language & Learning, Victoria University and sponsored by the Association of Academic Language & Learning (AALL).

Victoria University, City Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders St, Melbourne.

Gill Best

The symposium is free therefore numbers are limited. Please register early!

To register:


2 day symposium

November 22nd + 23rd 

Key thinkers, Key theories: The contribution of theory to ALL practice

Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale campus
Tim Moore
Download a flyer about this event:

All details on the symposium website 


REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED: If you wish to placed on a waiting list contact Nancy Moncrieff nmoncrieff@swin.edu.au


November 21st

Evolution, Equity, Innovation: Student peer learning and the AALL professional, where have we been, where are we now and where are we going?' Victoria University
Gill Best

September 7th

Symposium on Social Inclusion: From policy to practice

University of Tasmania

Nicole Crawford

May 25th

Assessment and development of students' English language proficiency: What is your institution doing?

University of Sydney

Helen Drury




Schedule of 2011 national eventsAssociation for Academic Language and Learning

31 January

Good Practice Principles: How do we know what they know?

Edith Cowan University, WA

18 April

Widening Participation in AALL: Developing Interactions Between Universities and the VET Sector 

U. South Australia

Register with Chad Habel  by Friday 8 April

20 May

Introducing the British Written Academic English Corpus: Enhancing our practice in improving student writing in the disciplines 


Contact  Sue Starfield

9 June

English language entry pathways: innovations, outcomes and  future directions

U. Sydney

Enquiries and registration to Karlo Jurasovic:   

Abstracts by 24 March

10 June

Critical discussions on inclusivity forum


Registration  and Enquiries


Abstract deadline 15 March 1

24-25 November

(pre-conference PD day, 23 Nov)

AALL Biennial Conference


 U. South Australia

Call for papers open. Abstracts by 31 March