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.
Welcome to AFLS
The upcoming conference in 2020 will take place at the Université Saint Louis, Brussels, from 17-19 June. The theme of the AFLS 2020 Conference is « Le français aujourd’hui, entre discours et usages ».
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”.
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.