[It may all look complicated and confusing, but remember that appearances are deceptive:) Just go across several of the two-pillar ERL Framework’s pages to see how it all works]

Go to ERL…

Advisory Board of ERL Journal (comprising experienced scientists from different continents)

Association  (formal organisation; NOT the same as ERL Network)

Benefits of ERLA membership (on the scientific, financial, practical, and strategic levels)

Boosting the position of language in education – see: Educational Role of Language below

Conferences (live yearly events organised by ERL Network, hosted by different universities)

Contributors by region (ERLA members listed by the countries they represent)

Convenor (coordinating work of both ERL Association and ERL Network)

Editorial Board of ERL Journal (contributors to ERL Journals, see their separate bio notes)

Educational Role of Language (on the instructional, systemic, cultural, and societal levels)

Email address – educationalroleoflanguage@gmail.com (for bor ERL Association and ERL Network)

ERLA – International Association for the Educational Role of Language

Events – see Conferences / Sessions / Strokes

Geographical diversity of ERL Journal (separately for authors, reviewers, affiliations of the publishing team, overall global representation)

Indexing of ERL Journal (with databases added on an ongoing basis)

Index of Things of ERL Journal (directing you to volumes, papers, inserts, and notions)

Issues of ERL Journal (regular and special volumes)

Journal  (ERLA’s open-access double-blinded biannual)

Language & Culture (second strand of Scope Major)

Language & Methodology (third strand of Scope Major)

Language & Personality (fourth strand of Scope Major)

Language & Schooling (first strand of Scope Major)

Language(-)Activity  (second strand of Scope Minor)

Language(-)Affect (third strand of Scope Minor)

Language(-)Beliefs (first strand of Scope Minor)

Language(-)Thinking (fourth strand of Scope Minor)

Members of ERL Association (formal membership); see our hexagon

Members of ERL Network (informal membership)

Mission Statement of ERL Journal (four aims and respective scope)

Network (informal structure; NOT the same as ERL Association)

Other Collaborators of ERLA (web developers, etc.)

Personal Subpages of ERLA Members (built around their individual story, narrative, aspirations, and projects) – click on a particular member’s name

People – see Editorial Board of ERL Journal / Members of ERL Association / Members of ERL Network / Reviewers of ERL Journal / Think Tank

Projects (covering Scope Major and Scope Minor)

Publications other than ERL Journal (books and journal covering the entire ERL Framework)

Reviewers of ERL Journal (selected thematically for particular volumes)

Scope Major (central scope of ERL Association)

Scope Minor (central scope of ERL Network)

Sessions (quarterly online events organised by ERL Association)

Strand Coordinators (member of ERL Journal’s Editorial Board responsible for volumes pertaining to strands)

Strands (eight components of ERL Journal’s scope)

Strokes (non-academic monthly event focused on stories, riddles, jokes, and discoveries)

Think Tank (international subgroup outlining ERLA’s stages of development)

Titles published in ERL Journal (all papers, reviews, and reports listed alphabetically)

Trajectory and Themes (subpage telling ERL Journal’s “story” through Introductions to Volumes and titles)

Virtual Guest Project (one of ERL Initiatives)



And let’s exploit the educational role of ..Questions and Answers here:


Q: Who can become a member of ERL Association?

A: We’re open to all people sharing the view that the place of language in education needs to be prioritsed.


Q: How do I join ERL Association?

A: Email us at educationalroleoflanguage@gmail.com and we’ll explain to you this extremely simple procedure.


Q: When is it a good idea to join ERL Association and when ERL Network?

A: Join ERL Association if you’re interested in bigger international projects and/or you wish to help us with ERL Journal and/or run your own ERL subpage. Join ERL Network if you’re more keen on smaller projects and informal cooperation (and if you’re not eager to aid us in ERL Journal and/or keep your own ERL subpage)


Q: How do I meet the other members?

A: Apart from personal contact with the Convenor and the Think Tank (who know best how to best locate you in the ERL Framework), you can meet our circle through online events – (quarterly) ERL Sessions and (monthly) ERL Strokes, and at live (annual) ERL Conferences held in different countries and at various universities, one of which can be yours if you wish it to be the case at some point:)