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Endorsement of TESOL Statement on Immigration Policy and Reform

The following TESOL Statement on Immigration Policy and Reform has been endorsed by the AAAL Executive Committee:

http://www.tesol.org/news-landing-page/2017/08/28/tesol-approves-new-position-statement-on-immigration-policy-and-reform-in-the-united-states

AAAL endorses TESOL’s Position Statement on Immigration Policy and Reform in the United States because it is consistent with AAAL’s mission to raise awareness of language-related issues and “improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society," as well as with the AAAL Resolution Affirming Commitment to Promoting Diversity in AAAL. TESOL’s Position Statement recognizes the human rights of all immigrants and refugees, highlights the importance of creating resources and opportunities for immigrants, and emphasizes equity in access for immigrants and refugees in the United States. The AAAL PAEC believes that the statement is relevant and important for AAAL members to be aware of, and an endorsement would send a clear message of the field’s collective perspectives on immigration.

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New AAAL Ethics Guidelines Now Available

The AAAL Ethics Guidelines are intended as a frame of reference endorsed by AAAL to provide guidance on ethical practice toward and among graduate students as they prepare for professional and academic careers. Building on BAAL’s 2016 Recommendations on Good Practice in Applied Linguistics report and while also acknowledging that undergraduate students conduct research, we focus specifically on graduate students (emerging scholars), who inhabit an acutely vulnerable space because they are often faced with challenges and constraints in the multiple, and sometimes competing, roles of students, teachers, assistants, and researchers. In addition, it is important that we recognize that graduate students have many insights to share, have a stake in the wellbeing of their academic institutions and the field more broadly, and bring a fresh, often critical, perspective to the work of more seasoned applied linguists.

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Donate to AAAL

The goal of the Fund for the Future of Applied Linguistics (FFAL) has been to support graduate student awards to attend AAAL annual conferences. AAAL offers a unique growth opportunity for outstanding graduate students who will be the future of our profession. Your help in achieving this is appreciated. Please click here for more information or to donate.

Graduate Student Council Website

We are proud to unveil the new Graduate Student Council Website. Click here for more information.

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About AAAL

Founded in 1977, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional organization of scholars worldwide who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. AAAL members promote principled approaches to language-related concerns, including language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and language policy and planning. Members use a wide variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to address a broad range of language-related issues that affect individuals and society. The mission of AAAL is to facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding regarding language-related issues in order to improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society.


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