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We’ve been working to improve literacy since 1963 and believe that excellent literacy education should be informed by a range of research. Whether you are a teacher, school, student or working in HE, become a UKLA member and join our supportive community of skilled professionals.

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"We need to talk about literacy": Why spoken language matters in literacy learning and teaching.

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The UKLA Book Awards

The Longlists for the 2020 Book Awards are here!

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Research Grants of £3000 available!

We aim to work with you to promote informed decision making by literacy professionals, policymakers, and the public.

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New Minibook!

Teaching Spelling 6-11: designing effective learning in English and across the curriculum

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Knowledge and inspiration

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“Being part of the UKLA as a HE tutor ensures that I have access to an organisation that promotes high standards of literacy teaching and is at the forefront of current research developments. Through reading UKLA publications and attending excellent conferences I feel confident that I am passing on the most effective methods of teaching literacy to my trainee teachers.”

Rebecca Simpson-Hargreaves, Primary English lecturer Manchester University
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