AILA endorsement principles
At the annual meetings of the AILA Executive Board with the AILA International Committee, AILA decides on the endorsement of language-related policies and guidelines developed by AILA partner organizations and AILA national affiliates.
Each endorsement results in a brief introduction of the endorsed policy and a hyperlink to the policy itself, as published by the AILA partner organization or national affiliate.
By formally recommending such policies, AILA aims to motivate, inspire, and support our national affiliates to develop their own policy of regionally anchored good practices in Applied Linguistics.
A policy recommended by AILA needs to meet the following requirements:
1 It is authored by experts in their field and published online, with open access for everybody;
2 It explains socially relevant contexts and good practices of language use and language research;
3 It covers the important aspects of their object in a well-organized way and accessible language;
4 It considers regional and cultural aspects of these practices and the values they are based on;
5 It allows for the equal representation of all linguistic identities/communities in society;
6 It includes recent developments and challenges, and can easily be kept up-to-date with ongoing adjustments;
7 It refers to other documents such as guidelines or legal requirements for further information;
8 It ensures an ethically sound approach to all areas of AL research, including research taking place in technology-mediated environments;
9 It can serve as a good example when developing similar documents in other fields and regions.