At the 2020 meeting, the AILA Executive Board and International Committee unanimously agreed to accept the AILA affiliate membership application by the Latvijas Lietišķās valodniecības asociācija (LLVA) and to include our Latvian colleagues in the strong and growing AILA family.
This means that LLVA members can access all the AILA benefits for members (https://aila.info/members/). In addition, they are part of a global network of active applied linguists and will have free or discounted access to applied linguistics resources through the AILA App.
Inga Kaija, President of the Latvian Association of Applied Linguistics, is happy about this major step in the history of LLVA: “We are delighted to join AILA on the journey towards new developments in applied linguistics and are looking forward to doing our share."
AILA looks forward to growing and shaping applied linguistics together with our colleagues from Latvia as well as to welcoming the LLVA delegate at the next meeting of the AILA Executive Board and International Committee on 14 August 2021, in Groningen, right before the 19th AILA World Congress.