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).


 The combined ALAA/ALANZ Conference, 2015

The combined conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) will be held in Adelaide from Monday 30th November to Wednesday 2nd December 2015.

Conference theme: ‘Learning in a multilingual world’


Adelaide: 30th November -2nd December


Updates to follow


 2014 ALAA Travel Scholarships

Andy Kirkpatrick, ALAA President, with Rosmawati, winner of an ALAA Travel Scholarship, at the AILA Conference, Brisbane


The winners of 2014 ALAA scholarships: Yvonne Chi, Fiona Willans, Rosmawati, Janica Nordstrom, Adan Ajsic and Hyeseung Jeong

ALAA’s activities include:

    • promotion of research and teaching in applied linguistics
    • support for public development of policy in relation to language issues
    • hosting an annual conference
    • producing the journal Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
    • providing scholarships for student research in applied linguistics
    • joint sponsorship of the Australian Linguistics Institute with the Australian Linguistic Society
    • advocating on members behalf to government and other bodies