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 closed

Registration has now CLOSED for the 2015 Colloquium, to be held at Macquarie University, 25-27 November. Note that LCNAU membership must be current in the 2015-2016 financial year to attend the Colloquium (proof of membership is required).

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ULPA to be launched at LCNAU Colloquium

University Languages Portal Australia (ULPA) will be officially launched at the 2015 Colloquium: Wednesday 25 November, 4.45-5.30pm, Theatre 1, Y3A Building, Macquarie University. Join us for this exciting event!

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2015 Colloquium – Draft Program now available

The Colloquium organising committee at Macquarie University have made available a draft program for this exciting event. Don’t forget participation in the Colloquium is available only to current LCNAU members (proof of membership required)!

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The Patji-Dawes Award

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

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New project: Support and guidance for sessional languages staff

A new project is being conducted by researchers at the University of Western Australia to better understand the expectations of sessional staff who teach in language programs at Australian universities. If you are a sessional staff member, you are invited to complete an online questionnaire about your experiences. Download a Participant Information Form for further details about this study.

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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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