ALA 2024: Language Awareness, Education & Power

The 17th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness will take place in 2024 as the 30th Anniversary Congress from 7 July to 10 July 2024 at Karlsruhe University of Education, Germany (#alaconference2024).

It is my great pleasure to welcome academics, researchers and practitioners to the 17th International Conference hosted by Prof. Dr. Dorothee Kohl-Dietrich and her team at Karlsruhe University of Education in Karlsruhe, Germany on the topic of "Language Awareness, Education, and Power".
Claudia Finkbeiner
Chair of the Association for Language Awareness
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The Call for Papers is released. You can register here (ConfTool) or contact us for further information.

Submission deadline will be 10 January 2024. Notification of acceptance will be 1 March 2024.


Due to the inherent multilingual and multicultural nature of many classrooms around the world in very often monolingual and monocultural settings and contexts, the role of which language to use, to teach and to learn has re-gained new and important relevance. This issue is directly related to the issue of power and ideology. It is therefore time to have a closer look at the intricate interplay of factors contributing to the relationship of language, education, and power and to discuss these issues in depth.  

The ALA 2024 conference will offer symposia, workshops, roundtables, paper presentations, and poster presentations and accept proposals related to Language, Education, and Power in the following areas:

  • Language Awareness in Language Education,
  • Teaching and Learning Language Awareness and Global Citizenship: Language Awareness in Political Institutions and Democratic Decision-Making Processes,
  • Language Awareness and the Media: Language Awareness in the Digital World,
  • Language Awareness and the Workplace: Language Awareness in Business, Marketing and Health Care,
  • Language Awareness, Media, and Artificial Intelligence,
  • Critical Language Awareness and Language Awareness and Decoloniality

We expect stimulating presentations and engaged on-site discussions by scholars and attendees from around the world. During the pandemic, we were able to offer high-standard digital ALA conferences in 2020 and in 2022. We are, however, very happy that we can now fully return to a face-to-face conference which will facilitate networking and team building. A special focus will also be put on building a network between early-career researchers and connecting them with more advanced scholars.

(Preliminary) Conference Schedule

Keynote Speakers


Roundtable "Decolonising Applied Linguistics"

South-North Co-Chair

Invited Speakers

Registration and contact

Prices and Discounts

Participant GroupsEarly Bird (1 March - 31 March 2024)Regular (1 April - 31 May 2024)Last Minute (1 June - 7 July 2024)
ALA Member225 €290 €360 €
Non-ALA Member275 €340 €410 €
PhD/Student ALA Member160 €190 €230 €
PhD/Student non-ALA Member200 €230 €270 €
Day Pass125 €125 €125 €


Venue and accommodation

Karlsruhe is a young and liberal-minded city and the seat of important federal government institutions, such as the Federal Court of Justice and the Federal Constitutional Court. Furthermore, Karlsruhe is a city of inventors and a technology hub, and, most importantly, a city of science, education and research. It has nine universities, 26 research institutions and about 40,000 students.

It is also a cultural hotspot with many different places of interest to visit during your stay at ALA 2024. 

Organising Committee

Sprechstunde während der Vorlesungszeit:
Montag, 18.00 -19.00 Uhr und n.V. im Webex

Bitte im StudIP eintragen!
Office Hours
Wednesday, 16:30–17:30, and by appointment
• Online registration via Stud.IP (Profile – Consultation Hours)
Sprechstunde im WiSe 23/24
Mittwoch 09:30-11:30
Anmeldung über stud.ip. (Profil - Sprechstundentermine).

Office hours (Please sign in on StudIP consultation hours): Mondays 12.00-01.00 or by appointment
Sprechstunde / Office Hours
Übersicht und Buchung auf Stud.IP. /
Dates and Registration on Stud.IP.
Sprechstunden im WiSe 2023/2024:
Mittwoch, 13.45-14.15 Uhr
und nach Vereinbarung

Bitte melden Sie sich für Termine vorab in Stud.IP an.


  • CfP ist launched.
  • Submission deadline is 10 January 2024, and
  • notification of acceptance is 1 March 2024.
Last updated: 16.11.2023
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