Welcome to LCNAU

LCNAU is a network that brings together individuals, language programs, university structures and tertiary institutions. It aims to strengthen the tertiary languages sector in Australia through advocacy, collaboration, research and support. Find out more about the principles underpinning our work.

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2015 Colloquium Registration now open!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the third biennial LCNAU Colloquium to be held at Macquarie University, 25-27 November. Registration is free to current LCNAU members (with financial membership valid in the 2015-2016 financial year). Register now!

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The Patji-Dawes Award

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language invites nominations for the Patji-Dawes Award to honour outstanding achievements in language teaching by an accomplished practitioner in Australia. Nominations close 20 August and the award will be conferred on 25 November at the 2015 LCNAU Colloquium. More details here.

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Exciting new project on Honours programs in Languages

LCNAU Vice-President Prof Kerry Dunne (University of Wollongong)  is conducting a survey of Honours programs in languages across the tertiary sector. This survey will complement the ULPA (University Languages Portal Australia) project and will provide some answers about the extent to which languages are maintaining their presence as research disciplines. Read more here.

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2013 Proceedings now available!


The LCNAU team is pleased to announce that the proceedings of the 2013 Colloquium are now available for purchase. An excellent successor to the 2011 Proceedings, this volume also gathers many useful examples of current research and scholarship in the languages and cultures disciplines in the Australian context.

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University Languages Portal Australia (ULPA)

LCNAU is partnering with ANU, Macquarie University and the University of Melbourne to assist in the development of ULPA – the exciting new Languages Portal which is the focus of national funding from the Office for Learning and Teaching. Read more about the project by downloading an information sheet – or go straight to the ULPA website.

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LCNAU Call for Members

LCNAU invites you to become a member, and partner with us in our vital work for the tertiary languages and cultures sector. Find out more…

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