Conference Theme

"Learning together: crossing boundaries through collaborative practices within and beyond the tertiary context"

The Ninth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning will be held at The University of Queensland, Brisbane 26 & 27 November 2009.

Key Note Speaker: Professor Sally Kift


Special preconference workshops held on 25 November.
See Program for more details

Focus areas include

  • Integrative or parallel programs with faculties
  • Learning from student experience feedback
  • Approaches to intervention – proactive vs. reactive
  • Evaluation as a learning tool
  • Models of support – What works?
  • Closing the loop between ALL staff and faculty staff
  • Learning opportunities from secondary or foundation programs

Types of presentations

  • Papers, 20 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion 
  • Roundtables, 1 hour 
  • Poster presentations
  • Preconference workshops

Who Should Attend

  • Academic language and learning lecturers/advisors 
  • Academic staff 
  • Professional development staff 
  • Administrative staff 
  • Senior university executive managers 
  • Those who work with international students and/or in counselling, careers and disabilities 
  • Teachers 
  • Students 
  • Learning support coordinators and aides


The John Grierson Grant

The John Grierson Grant, valued this year at up to $A 1000, has been set aside to assist with the costs involved in traveling to the AALL 2009 conference (or, if the successful applicant lives near the conference, it may be used to assist with other costs).

Delegates who meet the conditions of application and are prepared to contribute to the Conference may apply.
Download details and application

Remote Area Fund Support

The Association has also set aside a small fund to subsidise two AALL members to attend the conference in 2009.
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