ARLE                        International Association for Research in L1 Education

Welcome to the ARLE website!

The International Association for Research in L1 Education welcomes researchers, teachers, teacher educators, subject methodology teachers involved in the teaching of language and literature to join the association for free and to participate in conferences, book publications, newsletters and the research journal L1 - Educational Studies in Language and Literature to exchange the experiences and to learn from other educational cultures. See mission. ARLE is since 2014 the continuation of International Association for the Improvement of Mother Tongue Education (IAIMTE), established in 1996


Conversion: IAIMTE becomes ARLE

Alle members are invited to participate in the general members meeting during the 10th IAIMTE conference. Invitation, information about the conversion and ARLE articles, rules of procedure can be found here

News: ARLE received a donation

This Spring the IAIMTE, now ARLE recieved a large donation of thousands of euro's for implementing the DOI system for L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature. The generous member prefers to be unknown: nevertheless, the ARLE chair Dr Irene Pieper would like to thank the unknown supporter for the gift. From June 15th ARLE will have set up a digital system for receiving donations.


IAIMTE/ARLE conference:

The 10th IAIMTE/1st ARLE conference summer 2015, Odense, Denmark.

June 3-5 2015
PhD Pre conference Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Conference chair: Prof. Dr Ellen Krogh. More information


The XIII Latin-American Congress on Reading and Writing

Santo Domingo, September 30 ---October 2, 2015. More information





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