Things you can do…

  • Attend and contribute to seminar series in your own institutions;
  • Follow up an idea, seek advice from peers and institutional research units, apply for funding and start your own project;
  • Follow the development of projects that interest you via social media, for example:

@HelecsP; @ForumTL; @OVFLanguages; @ECMLCELV or@ModLangQMUL

  • Respond to calls to participate in local, national, European and international workshops, symposia, conferences.

Things you can read…

The European Commission’s actions, for example the European Universities Initiative.


For publications and access to a a wealth of materials, visit the

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe

The ECML’s strategic objectives are to help its member states implement effective language teaching policies by:

  • focusing on the practice of the learning and teaching of languages;
  • promoting dialogue and exchange among those active in the field;
  • training multipliers;
  • supporting programme-related networks and research projects.

Participate in…

Become a member of associations such as:

Association of University Language Communities in the UK and Ireland (AULC) 

Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) – IRAAL is affiliated to AILA (see below)

Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée or International Association of Applied Linguistics AILA

European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education– CERCLES

The European Universities Association

SEALBHÚ: Lárionad Taighde DCU um Fhoghlaim agus Teagasc na Gaeilge
SEALBHÚ is a cross-faculty research centre. Our researchers have a wealth of expertise and many years of experience completing national and international projects. Their research has had an impact on important education and language planning policies. The Centre has as its main aims to consolidate and co-ordinate Applied Linguistics and Language Planning research in Ireland and to work closely with our partners in other countries who are investigating similar issues.