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National Association of Language Advisers

Join our members from across the world of education and benefit from an extensive range of language resources, our online community and specialist courses and seminars. You’ll also find learning materials and resources as well as all the links you need to point to exam curriculum and support. To get started, join us today.

What is NALA?

  • A long-established association for those who provide advice, support, training and inspection in the languages field.
  • Entirely independent but working closely with organisations such as APPG, Ofqual, ALL, ISMLA, UCML, British Academy, examination boards and cultural agencies.
  • Highly regarded nationally for the expertise, experience and judgement of our members.
  • Influential in the development of national and local languages policy.


What do we believe in?

  • The importance of learning languages for all ages and for society at large.
  • The association having a positive impact on the teaching and learning of languages.

Who is eligible to apply?

NALA members are advisers who:

  • have a broad and deep understanding of the field of language teaching and learning in UK primary and/or secondary schools, initial teacher training, FE and HE;
  • ask questions to develop a detailed understanding of a school/department/trust’s context;
  • use their professional knowledge and experience in an agile way, tailoring it to contextual needs and aspirations;
  • are able to draw on their considerable professional experience to research, prepare and develop a range of solutions;
  • provide advice and guidance and/or make recommendations with regard to current practice or future action;
  • support school leaders and languages teachers to rigorously self-evaluate the impact of the improvement strategies they choose to adopt;
  • offer their professional opinion, without fear or favour.

Would you like to submit an application?

Click the link to learn more about the process

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