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In this digital age, there are more opportunities for informal second language learning (ISLL) to take place than ever before: Language learners can engage with their target language through social media, video games, films and television, music, and many other media.

This network aims to bring together researchers and teacher education practitioners interested in ISLL to engage in critical and collaborative dialogue and to share their work in progress, publications, news about events, opportunities for collaboration, etc. You can join our mailing list here, or join the discussion on twitter using the hashtag #ISLL.

The network was established following an inaugural two-day conference, which took place at the University of Oxford in August 2018 and was funded by the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and Cambridge University Press.

Members of the network are currently organising a symposium at the AILA 2020 World Congress, entitled ‘Learning through leisure: Informal second language learning in the 21st century’. Abstract submission is open until September 16th, 2019. Read more