This is the website of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).

About BAAL and applied linguistics

BAAL is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of more than 800 members.

BAAL organises scientific meetings, and publishes a newsletter and conference proceedings. We support applied linguistic activity via fundingspecial interest groups and an annual book prize. We bring together the applied linguistics community via BAALmail, our dedicated webmail list, through which members share and discuss applied linguistics-related news, achievements and opportunities. We forge and maintain close links to institutions and organisations with a vested interest in applied linguistics. We also send representatives to national and international meetings of interest to our members.

BAAL is affiliated to AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics

To read more about what applied linguistics is and does, click here.

Public documents relating to BAAL

BAAL’s constitution

BAAL’s recent reports to the Charity Commission

Independent examiner’s report, 31 May 2017

2017 AGM draft minutes and reports

2016 AGM minutes and reports

2015 AGM minutes and reports

Members wishing to consult previous years’ AGM minutes and/or reports should contact the BAAL Secretary (contact details on ‘Committee’ page).

Further information and BAAL, and terms and conditions of this website

BAAL is a registered charity (registered charity number 264800). 

BAAL is not an accreditation body for any courses or organisations and neither its name, nor its acronym, nor its logo can be used in the publicity material of any other organisation without prior permission of the Executive Committee. In particular, its name should not be used to suggest that it has accredited the work of another organisation.

This BAAL website is managed according to these terms and conditions.