About the Association


The Association:

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.


Membership of the Association brings you:

  • the Journal of French Language Studies (JFLS)
  • Cahiers/Research Notes: carrying the Associations news and refereed articles
  • the possibility of joining research projects and exchanging research information
  • a reduced rate for annual conferences
  • and to workshops regularly organized by our members
  • access to email-based afls-news mailing list
  • news of developments in research and in language teaching in other institutions and other countries

The Association organises:

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


Professor Philippe Lane (Attaché for Higher Education at the Institut Français du Royaume Uni)

Professor Philippe Lane, then Attaché for Higher Education at the French Embassy in London, gave an interview on the work carried out by the Association for French Languages Studies in 2012 (vidéo en français).

Professor Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton)

Professor Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton), then Chair in Applied Linguistics, Director of the Centre for Applied Language Research, spoke to AFLS about the University Council for General and Applied Linguistics in 2012.

Professor Jim Coleman (Open University)

Professor Jim Coleman (Open University), then Chair of the University Council of Modern Languages, interviewed in 2012 by AFLS on the work carried out to protect funding for Erasmus students.