The i-Mean conference is be held in Bristol (June 19-21, 2024),  and some of the UK-based AFLS members (at the moment Liv Walsh, Daniel McAuley and Emmanuelle Labeau) are planning a panel on inclusion related to French with a very broad focus on inclusion/exclusion in youth language, French varieties in supplementary schools and language learning in UK schools.

We would love to see more AFLS members get together in Bristol so if you are interested in taking part, please contact Emmanuelle [] by November 10th.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

About AFLS

AFLS was founded in 1981 to encourage and promote language teaching activities and research in French Language and Linguistics as areas worthy of consideration in their own right. The Association acts as a forum for scholarly discussion and for the exchange of information among those interested and engaged in teaching French in Higher Education. The Association has members all over the world from the UK and France to the USA, Canada and Australia.


The AFLS welcomes members from all over the world. Any individual – students, teachers, researchers – interested in French language or linguistics is invited to join the AFLS. Members:

  • may join research projects and network
  • benefit from a reduced rate for annual conferences
  • attend workshops regularly organized by our members
  • access the email-based afls-news mailing list
  • news of developments in research and in language teaching in other institutions and other countries

In addition, your membership fees are used to fund three doctoral prizes awarded at the annual conference as well as teaching/research workshops.

The Association organizes:

  • a yearly conference in the UK or in a Francophone country
  • workshops on practical and theoretical topics.