What is FIPLV?

The Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes, founded in Paris in 1931, is the only international multilingual association of teachers of languages. It has Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) ‘official partner’ status with UNESCO and has representation as an NGO with the Council of Europe. More about FIPLV here. For information about what membership of FIPLV brings you, please see below (after the news from our member association ALL).

What FIPLV shares with you:

□ Support with promoting language learning

Contact with associations all over the world

□ Ideas for managing a language teacher association

□ Information about other language organisations

□ Open discussion among members (Forum)

□ Engagement in projects

□ Resources for language teaching, teacher training and researchers

□ Information about events: World Congresses, FIPLV Regional events, and other conferences and activities through our regular News and Twitter feeds

□ Information about publications

Documents on language policy

And, of course, all our latest news!


On FIPLV : A Poetic reflection

by Francisco Gomes de Matos, Recife,Brazil. President of the Board,ABA Global Education

In FIPLV interest in world languages we see

In FIPLV, multilingualism in action we see

In FIPLV languages-cultures are bridges between you and me

In FIPLV a commitment to Peaceful Language use we see

For FIPLV professionally to advance

The transdisciplinary preparation of language teachers may FIPLV enhance



ALL – the UK Association for Language Learning – publishes Languages Today three times a year. Due to popular demand from international audiences, it has now introduced the Languages Today online edition, which enables ALL to provide its highly valued publication via a more timely and cost effective delivery mechanism, particularly for those located outside of the UK. When you purchase this product you will be sent a PDF to download which contains a link to the online edition. For further information, click on the image above.



The World Congress in Niagara Falls, organized jointly by the International Modern Language Teachers’ Federation (FIPLV), the Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (OMLTA) and the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT), was a great success, with over 1200 participants.

Follow the link below to see photos as well as some presentations on the CASLT website: https://www.caslt.org/what-we-do/what-we-do-wcml-cmlv-2015_en.php

Further information about the 2022 FIPLV Congress.

Abstract submission possible until December, 5th, 2021.

We are pleased to provide you with more details concerning the FIPLV Congress to be held in Warsaw in 2022 in collaboration with the Polish Association of Modern Languages. In particular, the second announcement includes information about the fees and accommodation options. In addition, please also note that the Organizers will consider abstracts sent by December, 5th, 2021.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in beautiful Warsaw.

Best regards,  

Mirosław Pawlak

President of FIPLV

Extended deadline for abstract submission for the 2022 FIPLV Congress

In view of the continuing uncertainly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties all of us still have to face, we have decided to extend the deadline for the submission of abstracts for the FIPLV Congress that will take place in Warsaw on June 27-29, 2022 in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Polish Association of Modern Languages.

The new deadline is November 15, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 15, 2021. Please send your abstracts to: kongressfiplv2022@wn.uw.edu.pl

The second call for papers with detailed information about the fees, registration, travel and accommodation will be circulated by the end of October, 2021.

Best regards,

Mirosław Pawlak
President of FIPLV

Call for Papers for FIPLV Congress

June 27-29, 2022, Warsaw, Poland

Language education in the times of global change: The need for collaboration and new perspectives

Message from FIPLV President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I trust that this message finds all of you well in those unprecedented times. This has been a very difficult year for all of us, no matter in which part of the world we are based and in what capacity we are involved in language education. Online teaching, lockdowns, difficulty in doing research in real classrooms, restrictions on travel and cancelation or postponement of numerous events have surely taken a heavy toll on all of us.

The situation has also affected the activities of our association which have not been as vibrant and extensive as we would have wished. Numerous initiatives have gotten delayed and, as you know from my previous message, the World Congress has also been postponed until the summer of 2022 when the pandemic has likely been taken under control. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would also like to offer my apologies for not having been in touch on a regular basis. However, the situation has impacted all of us to a greater or lesser extent.

I am confident that FIPLV will become much more active in a variety of ways in 2021. If the vaccine works, some events scheduled for the second half of the year might indeed involve face-to-face interactions. Before this happens, however, we are planning a number of initiatives to bring the member federations closer together, such as webinars, book projects and online meetings. We will be sending more information in our newsletter in January.

In the meantime, I am sending warm wishes for the holiday season. May 2021 bring all of us hope, joy, happiness and good health.

Mirosław Pawlak

President of FIPLV

Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes

International Federation of Language Teacher Associations


FIPLV World Congress of Modern Languages

Warsaw, June 27-29, 2022

Language education in the times of global change: The need for collaboration and new perspectives

Our initial intention was to hold the FIPLV World Congress of Modern Languages in September 2021 in Warsaw in association with the Polish Association of Modern Languages, together with its annual conference. Despite the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we had been hoping that the event could still take place as planned. It has now become quite evident, however, that even if the conference could indeed go ahead, there is far too much uncertainty to take such a risk. We are also fully aware that it is very difficult to apply for funding, book flights and make hotel reservations, not really knowing what the future holds. At the same time, we strongly feel that most of our members are eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to meet face-to-face rather than participate in another virtual event.

For all these reasons, the Executive Committees of both FIPLV and the Polish Association of Modern Languages have agreed that the best option will be to postpone the event until 2022 when the pandemic has likely been brought under control. The Congress is scheduled to take place in Warsaw, Poland, on June 27th-29th, 2022, it will still be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Polish association, and it will be hosted by Warsaw University.

We will be sending out the first Call for Papers in February, 2021 and the closing date for the submission of abstracts will be September 30th, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of November, 2021. Presentations in all major world languages, as well as Polish,  will be welcome.  

We are sincerely hoping for a huge turn-out following the long period of lockdowns and travel restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you in Poland.

FIPLV Executive Committee