Why you should join the English Association
Our members want to further the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the English language around the globe, promoting its literatures, and encouraging good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.
- Our ambition is for fuller recognition of English as an essential element in education and in the community at large. In joining the English Association you will join others who are passionate about English and committed to its successful use, spoken and written.
- Your voice will be added to debates and discussions – both national and international – that encourage the study of English language and literature.
- Dedicated areas of our website offer professional support for your work with students and pupils and our website Why Study English? is the destination for students choosing to study English at university.
- Importantly, you’ll be joining the only professional body devoted to English to receive a Royal Charter. The English Association is unique – we are a learned society, a professional body, and a subject teaching association.
How do you join in?
Well, membership means you can attend conferences and lectures; you’ll receive much respected English Association publications and newsletters; invitations to respond and comment on national issues; and you’ll be able to comment on and influence methods of teaching of all kinds.