Welcome to ARLE!

The International Association for Research in L1 Education welcomes researchers, teachers, teacher educators, subject methodology teachers involved in the teaching of language and literature. Join the association for free and to 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.
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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).














Conversion: IAIMTE became ARLE

All members were invited to participate in the general members meeting during the 10th IAIMTE conference in Odense, 2015. Documents here

ARLE conference: > 200 proposals submitted at 15th December 2016!

The 11th ARLE conference summer 2017, Tallinn, Estonia. ARLE conferences now replace the IAIMTE conferences.
June 15-17 2017;
PhD Pre conference June 14.
Conference chair: Prof. Dr Krista Kerge.
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ARLE RTS: Research Training School

Preceding the 11th ARLE Conference in June 2017, ARLE organizes a Research Training School (ARLE RTSchool) in June 13-14. A social event will take place the evening of June 12.
ARLE RTSchool Committee: Paulo Feytor Pinto, Luísa Álvares Pereira, Eduardo Calil, Kaia Kivitoa, Merilin Aruvee, Peeter Tinits, Gert Rijlaarsdam

Theme: READING & WRITING – intervention studies and process studies




ARLE's SIG Educational Linguistics launched website
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