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

The 13th ARLE conference and pre-conference has now concluded and was a great success! It's never to early to start looking forward to the 14th ARLE conference, which will be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2024. More information to follow in September.

ARLE SIG Events in 2022

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


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