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 2015-16
A survey of IWLPs in the UK was conducted in October-November 2015 and reported at the AULC annual conference and UCML plenary meeting in January 2016. Read the full report here. Read the 2014-15 report here.
18th AULC Annual Conference, Jan 2017
The next AULC Annual conferecne will be hosted by Queens University , Belfast. More detiails will follow soon.
See 'Minutes and reports' for details of all previous AGMs/Conferences since 1999
14th CercleS Conference 2016:
Enhancing Learners’ Creative and Critical Thinking: the Role of University Language Centres.
The Conference will be held on 22-23-24 September 2016 at teh University of Calabria. Details can be found on the conference website.
UNILANG: A certification scheme for language learning in higher education
The UNILANG certification scheme will serve to help UK university students articulate and translate what their language learning outcomes mean in terms of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). More details can be found here:UNILANG .
'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.