Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities


LCNAU 2022 Colloquium

LCNAU’s Seventh Biennial Colloquium: ‘Looking back, moving forward: new directions and challenges in languages and cultures’ will be at The University of Melbourne, 28-30 Nov 2022.

The Call for Papers is now open.

We advocate for the sector and keep it informed

Last weeks! (survey closes 30 August 2022) As a research collective located across universities in Australia, New Zealand, China, and Hong Kong, we would like

Please find attached a research participant recruitment announcement regarding learners of Italian with either Arabic or Anglo-Australian background. Recruitment Flyer SarahLebbos[46]

Publication announcement

Zhang, Y., and Gao, X. (eds.) (2021). Frontiers of L2 Chinese Language Education: A Global Perspective. Routledge. Over the past four decades, learning Chinese as

Please see below details regarding the first national conference for Spanish teachers of all levels. “I Congreso Nacional de Enseñanza de Español de Australia 2022.

We provide members with research and networking opportunities

Discover our Clusters

Teaching Indigenous Languages in Australia Universities

There is a great deal to discuss about how training in Indigenous languages at tertiary level is to be done effectively, and in a way that enriches our understanding of Indigenous languages. This cluster is designed to inform and facilitate that discussion.

Work Integrated Learning and Languages Studies

This cluster seeks to explore the role of WIL in language studies from practical and theoretical points of view. It aims to facilitate the emergence of common research projects, to design and disseminate educational placement models and guidelines, as well as to promote WIL practices across the tertiary sector.

Translating and Interpreting Cultures and Languages

The TICL cluster provides a forum for discussion of  translation and interpreting, and their use in the foreign language classroom and in the training of language and culture professionals.

Intercultural Language Teaching and Communication​

The ILTAC cluster brings together researchers working towards a broader understanding and enactment of the intercultural dimension in language and culture education in tertiary environments.

Our members are at the forefront of languages education and research


Find out about our upcoming and past colloquia.

Our Colloquia bring the sector together