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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CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Biennial Colloquium of LCNAU

Due date: 30 April 2019

Colloquium Dates: 27-29 November 2019

Venue: University of Western Australia

Theme: “Exchanges: people, knowledge, cultures”

Confirmed keynote speakers: Charles Forsdick (Liverpool), Joseph Lo Bianco (Melbourne), Jakelin Troy (Sydney).

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Publication Announcement

LCNAU is delighted to announce that a new book, which is of the greatest interest to our membership, and to all those who follow the history of languages policy in Australia, has just been published by Springer.  Entitled Languages other than English in Australian Higher Education: Policies, Provision, and the National Interest, its author is our colleague, Dr Jennifer Baldwin, of The University of Melbourne. She provides a thorough analysis of past achievements and failures, and a well informed critique of the rationale behind past policy choices and directions, at a crucial time when languages policy needs to be returning to the national agenda. Further information can be found at:

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030057947

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Patji-Dawes Award 2019

Teachers Deserve Our Recognition!

Ciao, Kon’nichiwa, Salut, Yaama. Who taught you that language? Why not nominate them for the Patji-Dawes award? The purpose of the award is to honour outstanding achievements in language teaching other than English, by an accomplished practitioner in Australia.

Achieving proficiency in another language is one of the great learning experiences and our language teachers deserve our recognition.

Nominate today!

Deadline: 18 March 2019
Background and application form: www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au

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Languages – Breaking through walls

22nd AFMLTA International Languages Conference

7-9 July 2019

Wrest Point Conference Centre, Hobart
410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, Tasmania

The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA Inc.) is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in Australia.

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University Languages Portal Australia

LCNAU is pleased to be supporting University Languages Portal Australia (ULPA). To find out more about this exciting development for the languages sector, have a look at this short animated video!

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2018-2019 Financial Year Membership – join or renew now!

Memberships for the 2018-2019 financial year are now open! Join or renew your membership!

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Watch this Space

2017 Colloquium publication

Publication processes for the peer-reviewed volume of essays resulting from the 2017 colloquium are well advanced and continue to respect the schedule for publication in 2019.

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