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Welcome to the AULC Website

AULC has more than 70 institutional members, including over 60 HEIs from the UK, 7 from the Republic of Ireland and 3 other organisations (see our list of members). If you are interested in joining, please contact the Secretary or any of the other Executive Committee members for information.

UCML/AULC Survey 2014-15

A survey of IWLPs in the UK was conducted in October-November 2014 and reported at the AULC conference and UCML plenary meeting in January 2015. Read the full report here. Read the 2013-14 report here.

17th AULC Annual Conference, Jan 2016

Shaping a Multilingual Society

The 2016 conference will be held at the University of Cardiff on Thursday and Friday January 7th and 8th.

The call for papers is now open. We welcome presentations, workshops and posters that relate to the following sub-themes:

  • National policies
  • Minority languages
  • Lesser-taught languages
  • Bilingualism
  • Accessibility
  • Benchmarking
  • Accountability
  • Using the CEFR

Please note that the deadline for abstracts has been extended to midnight on Friday 23rd November 2015. Please send your abstracts (250 words maximum) to:

Further details and a call for papers are available on the conference website.

See 'Minutes and reports' for details of all previous AGMs/Conferences since 1999

13th CercleS Conference 2014:

"Language Centres in Higher Education: Exploring and Shaping Plurilingual Profiles and Practices"

The 2014 CercleS conference will be held in Fribourg, Switzerland on Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 4th, 5th and 6th. Details can be found on the conference website.

'Shaping the Future of Languages in HE'

AULC is a partner in the national 'Shaping the Future of languages project, launched in June 2011. The project website provides resources to assist language centres and academic departments to promote the work they do, under three headings: shared identity, internationalisation and employability.

'Speak to the Future' campaign

AULC is a participant in the national 'Speak to the Future campaign', launched on February 15th 2011. In particular, we support Objective 4: "Every graduate qualified in a second language
This will prepare future leaders in business, the professions, voluntary organisations, education and research to thrive and communicate confidently in complex global societies "
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As part of this campaign several AULC members celebrated the Festival of Languages on or around March 8th (Mardi Gras) in 2011. Read reports of these events. In 2014 Mardi Gras will be on March 4th, when we hope more celebrations will take place.