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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ILTAC Interactive Zoom Seminar

Topic: Teaching, learning and assessment of language/s learning within an intercultural orientation

This seminar will be of particular relevance to tertiary educators with practical and/or research interests in the assessment of language/s learning within an intercultural orientation. Participants will be required to complete some pre-seminar reading.

Date: 19 September 2020

Time: 10am-12noon (AEST)

Guest facilitators: Angela Scarino and Michelle Kohler

Registration essential. Free event. Please register early as numbers capped at 50.

More information is available here but, if further details are required, please contact the organisers:

Etsuko Toyoda: etsuko@unimelb.edu.au or Diane de Saint Léger – ddsl@unimelb.edu.au

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Publication announcements

Joseph Lo Bianco and Larissa Aronin, eds, Dominant Language Constellations: A New Perspective on Multilingualism, Springer, October 2020. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030523350

This volume is dedicated to the concept and several applications of Dominant Language Constellations (DLC), by which it advances understanding of current multilingualism through addition of a novel perspective from which to view contemporary language use and acquisition. Many chapters feature educational and social settings across large parts of the world– Africa, Australia, Europe, North America (Canada and the USA) and Southeast Asia. The volume can serve as supplementary reading for courses on multilingualism, sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, educational linguistics, Second and Third Language Acquisition. 


A monograph by our LCNAU former secretary, Sarah Reed, has been published by Peter Lang. Her work, which is entitled Translating Cultural Identity: French Translations of Australian Crime Fiction, demonstrates the ways in which markers of Australian cultural identity are transferred into French, and examines what is lost, but also found or indeed reforged, in a process of transcreation.  Publication details can be found at:



Please note also the publication by Routledge of an important new study by two of our committee members, Chantal Crozet and Adriana Diaz.  Their work, entitled Tertiary Language Teacher-Researchers Between Ethics and Politics: Silent Voices, Unseized Spaces, focuses on the need to engage critically with the question of language teacher identity, agency and responsibility in light of an ever changing global socio-political and cultural landscape.

For more details, go to:



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2020 Calendar Year Membership – join or renew now!

Memberships for the 2020 calendar year are now open.  This call for membership only applies to those who are not yet members of LCNAU or to former members whose membership has lapsed. If you wish to join/rejoin LCNAU, you can benefit from a reduced rate, as all joining fees have been abolished.  Rates for 2020 are $75 (full) or $40 (concessional).  Please enquire if you are unsure of your current membership status or eligibility for concessional rates. You can contact the LCNAU Treasurer Kayoko Enomoto here.

In the transition phase from Financial year to Calendar year membership, all current members (those who held membership for the 2019-2020 financial year) have had their membership automatically extended until December 31 2020 and need to take no further action.

Join or renew here.

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