Fifth Biennial Colloquium of the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities
Dates: 27-29 November 2019
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Overview: The Fifth Biennial Colloquium of the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities will be held at the University of Western Australia, often described as Australia’s most beautiful university campus, on 27-29 November 2019.
The 2019 colloquium theme is 'Exchanges: People, Knowledge and Cultures'. The movement of students and staff is an inherent part of language learning. The benefits of such exchange flow in both directions: language learners encounter a new set of linguistic and cultural parameters through which to make sense of the world and the ‘native speakers’ of that culture also benefit by encountering those who are entering their language and culture from different and perhaps challenging perspectives.
The two-way exchange of linguistic competence and cultural knowledge – between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, between teachers and students, between international students and Australian hosts, between Australians studying abroad and their overseas hosts and contacts – is enriching to all and a key contribution our disciplines make to build a better world.
Registration: Visit the Languages & Cultures Network of Australian Universities conference website to register.