Our Colloquia bring the sector together

National Colloquium 2021

The 6th Biennial National Colloquium of LCNAU will be held at The University of Queensland in November 2021. Further details will be posted as they are made available.

Discover our past colloquia

The 2017 Colloquium was held at The University of Western Australia, 27-29 November 2019.

The 2017 Colloquium was held at The University of Adelaide, 27-29 November, and was followed, on 29 November, by the Adelaide Languages Festival.

The third Biennial Colloquium was held at Macquarie University, 25-27 November 2015.

Information about LCNAU’s second Biennial Colloquium, held at the ANU, 3-5 July, 2013, will continue to be available on this site, along with the full Colloquium program, podcasts and downloadable PowerPoint and PDF files of presentations. 

LCNAU’s Second Biennial Colloquium, Held At The ANU, 3-5 July, 2013, Proved To Be A Wonderful Gathering Of Language And Culture Educators And Academics From Across The Country, And Was Characterised By A Strong Sense Of Collegiality, Mutual Support And Enthusiasm. We Are Very Grateful To All Those Who Offered Their Time And Support To Help Make It Such A Success: ANU And Its Colleges For Their Generous Financial Support; Staff In Languages At ANU, For Their Help In Ensuring The Smooth Running Of The Colloquium; The School Of Language Studies Admin Team For Their Tireless Work Behind The Scenes; Susan Ford, For Her Exceptional Coordination Of The Many Aspects Of The Colloquium; And The Student Volunteers For All Their Wonderful Help. We Are Particularly Grateful To Prof Catherine Travis, Convenor, And Dr Peter Hendriks, Co-Convenor, For Their Outstanding And Untiring Provision Of Leadership, Support And Expertise In Overseeing The Planning And Running Of The 2013 Colloquium.

Information about LCNAU’s inaugural Colloquium, held at the University of Melbourne in September 2011, will continue to be available on this site, along with the full Colloquium program and downloadable PowerPoint and PDF files of presentations.

The following themes were featured in the Colloquium sessions:
1. University languages, the national curriculum and languages education in schools;
2. Student pathways: retention and attrition;
3. The language-culture nexus: Meeting the twin goals of linguistic proficiency and cultural competency;
4. The teaching-research nexus: innovative approaches at the individual and programmatic level to maintaining and fostering research in the languages area;
5. Recent developments in Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL): practice and/or research in the uses of technology;
6. Collaborative models of teaching and learning;
7. Development and casualisation of language professionals.