Chartered Institute
of Linguists

AULC Partnership



The Association of University Language Communities (AULC) has more than 70 institutional members, including over 60 higher education institutions (HEIs) from the UK, and seven from the Republic of Ireland. There are also five Associate Member organisations one of which is CIOL.

AULC’s mission is: “Bringing together language teaching and learning professionals”

AULC is a professional association representing all staff working involved with the delivery of language teaching programmes in HE language departments and language centres in the UK and Ireland, and aims to encourage and foster:

  • Good practice and innovation in language learning and teaching
  • Effective resource management and administration
  • Regular meetings of members to facilitate discussion and to exchange information on the diverse activities of university language programmes
  • To facilitate contacts with university language centres internationally and to promote university language programmes both within and beyond the university community
  • To monitor emerging national and international language standards and develop appropriate quality assurance mechanisms
  • To promote the value of language learning for all purposes.


CIOL Membership for AULC members

The Chartered Institute of Linguists is the UK’s Royal Chartered professional membership body for all language professionals and welcomes AULC members. If you are currently an educator working professionally in languages or a Language Centre, CIOL Education Membership could be of interest to you.