Welcome to ARLE!

The International Association for Research in L1 Education welcomes researchers, teachers, teacher educators and subject methodology teachers involved in the teaching of all aspects of L1 teaching, including language and literature. Join the association for free and participate in conferences, book publications, newsletters and the research journal L1 - Educational Studies in Language and Literature to exchange the experiences and to learn from other educational cultures.

Read more about ARLE, our mission, and our Board here.

ARLE is since 2014 the continuation of International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE), established in 1996 by Ken Watson (Australia) and Gert Rijlaarsdam (Netherlands).

ARLE is registered in Germany, at the Amtsgericht (=district court) Hildesheim, under No VR 200959.

13th ARLE Conference

June 14-17, 2022
University of Cyprus, Nicosia "Transformations in L1 Education:
Current Challenges and Future Possibilities"

We are excited to share a number of updates about the hybrid ARLE 2022 Conference. First, the conference website is now launched and may be accessed directly here and through the ARLE Conference page as well. (Fees have now been posted.) Second, we are also happy to announce our three keynote speakers: Professor Ianthi Maria Tsimpli, Professor Kevin Leander, and Professor Dimitrios Koutsogiannis. Finally, we invite you to join this conversation on how, in current times, research helps us see challenges as opportunities for rethinking L1 education. Let’s turn this into a unique f2f and online ARLE event!

ARLE SIG Events in 2021

ARLE SIGs are continually working to promote research and learning! Please visit the SIG page to receive updates from your favorite SIGs.

SIG Dialogic Teaching and Learning held a successful online constituent meeting in August 2021. Please click here for the outcomes and minutes of this meeting.


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