Welcome to AFLS

Statement of support for the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme

The Association for French Language Studies wishes to express its strong support for the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ offers extensive international mobility opportunities for a wide range of participants, including higher education students and staff, vocational students and apprentices, teachers, youth workers and volunteers. Since its establishment in 1987, the programme has seen growing numbers of participants with wide-ranging benefits for language learning, personal, social, intercultural, academic, educational and professional development.

Call for Contributions: AFLS-Funded Workshop on French Studies and Employability

AFLS-Funded Workshop on French Studies and Employability

University of East Anglia (Norwich), 11/09/20

Call for Contributions

Are we preparing our students for the professional work? In his foreword to Employability: a Handbook, Mike Kelly reports that “recent research for the ‘Born Global’ project suggests that languages are not identified as a priority by employers at the time when staff are recruited. Applicants for jobs need to satisfy other priorities at that point. The language advantage comes into play at a later stage”.

Workshops

AFLS Workshop Grants

The association supports one- to two-day events bringing together researchers working on various themes in French language and linguistics. Workshop themes can be theoretical, practical or can concern language teaching and learning.