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.
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:
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.