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.
Teaching and Learning Support SIG, Plymouth, June 18th 2014
The programme for the mid-year special interest group meeting is available here.
UCML/AULC/HEA Survey 2013-14
A survey of IWLPs in the UK was conducted in October-November 2013 and reported at the AULC conference and UCML plenary meeting in January 2014. Read the full report here. Read the 2012-13 report here.
AULC Conference 2014
The 2014 conference was held at University College, Dublin on Thursday and Friday January 9th and 10th and was a very enjoyable event. Minutes of the AGM and presentations from the conference will be available shortly.
AULC Conference 2015
The 2015 conference will be held at the University of Cambridge on Thursday and Friday January 8th and 9th.
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 at 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 "
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.