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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Upcoming Events via ZOOM

Sovereign Language Rematriation Through Song Pedagogy

presented by Dr Lou Bennett

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom on Wednesday April 22 at 12 noon. 24 hours prior to the event, a webinar link will be emailed out to all attendees registered via Eventbrite.

You can register here.

Sovereign Language Rematriation Through Song Pedagogy refers to bringing home the body of languages to Indigenous communities. Language must be returned to our bodies, our country, to renew, revitalize and re-awaken our connection to country, cosmos and each other.

The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration is a newly funded research unit devoted to exploring the challenges that lie at the heart of relations between Indigenous and settler Australians. You can find out more at https://arts.unimelb.edu.au/isrc.

Language choices for education in multicultural Myanmar: problems, options and prospects

Australia Myanmar Institute is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Date:  April 27, 2020 (Monday)

Duration : 1 hour

Time:  06:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time  – (02:30-03:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting : please click here: https://monash.zoom.us/j/2852417834

Meeting ID: 2852 417 834

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LCNAU submission to the ANZSRC review

LCNAU contributed to the second consultation conducted by the ARC for the ANZSRC review. We advocated for the retention of FoR code 2003 Language Studies, while insisting that its name be changed to reflect the research activities of our members.  The name proposed was “Studies in Languages and Cultures”. The submission was based upon feedback from the LCNAU committee and members, and consultation with other closely related professional associations. The full submission can be read here.

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Publication announcement

We are delighted to announce that a monograph by an LCNAU member, who is very well known to you as our former secretary, Sarah Reed, has recently 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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University Languages Portal Australia

LCNAU is pleased to be supporting and maintaining University Languages Portal Australia (ULPA). With the support of the LCNAU Heads’ Cluster, the website has been updated to contain current information, and will be reviewed each year.  Its coverage of higher level courses will commence in 2020. We encourage all of our members to ensure that their institutions have links to the site in order to ensure that students and colleagues are aware of language availability across the sector.

To spread the word amongst your colleagues about this exciting development for the languages sector, encourage them to view this short animated video!

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2019-2020 Financial Year Membership – join or renew now!

Memberships for the 2019-2020 financial year are now open.

As LCNAU memberships correspond to the financial year, all memberships become due for renewal on July 1. In order to benefit from reduced members’ rates for the 2019 LCNAU colloquium, you need to be a current member and to show proof of current membership at time of registration.

Join or renew here.

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