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

For ARLE Board policy documents here

ARLE conference Tallinn: > 250 participants!

The 11th ARLE conference summer 2017, Tallinn, Estonia. ARLE conferences ran from June 15 until17 2017;
PhD Pre conference June 14.
Thanks to the Tallinn crew lead by Prof. Dr Krista Kerge, and the particiapnts, the conference was a success. See happy photos

ARLE Conference 2019: Lisbon

ARLE's 12th Conference will be hosted by a team from Portugal. Dates will be anounced soon.

ARLE Research School 2019

Preceeding the ARLEConference 2019, ARLE will orgnize a Research School for L1-Education Research. Dates will be announced soon.

ARLE Seminar on Oracy 2018

For the SIG Writing, Reading & Oracy, Anneke Wurth (NL), Byeong-Gon Min (South Korea) and Gert Rijlaarsdam (NL) organize a small scale seminar on research on Oracy. Venue: Leiden University (NL); Dates April 3-5, 2019. Call for contributions: expected September 10th, 2019. More on this website. Contact: Anneke Wurth


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