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Flourishing in a Second Language: Workshop programme

6886474Can learning a second language contribute to first-year university students’ psychological, social and emotional well-being? This question led LCNAU members Dr Antonella Strambi and Dr Ann Luzeckyj, both from Flinders University and Assoc Prof Antonia Rubino, from The University of Sydney, to develop the Flourishing in a Second Language (FL2) project – a language curriculum for first-year university students which integrates positive psychology, transition pedagogy and Content-and-Language-Integrated Learning (CLIL) principles. As part of this project, a series of free workshops in September are being conducted around the country, to which LCNAU members are warmly invited. In each workshop (details and downloads below), the team will share information about the FL2 project, and provide opportunities for participants to be actively involved in reflection, discussion and creation of materials that integrate positive psychology, transition pedagogy and CLIL principles. Continue reading

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University Languages Portal Australia

mcvid_youtube_EnPIjgQal_Y_300University Languages Portal Australia (ULPA) was launched at the LCNAU Colloquium in November 2015. This national languages portal is designed for both the secondary and tertiary sectors and for language teachers and students alike. It enables users to find out which languages are taught at which universities in Australia, along with information on cross-institutional enrolment, whether languages can be studied online and the value of learning languages. While ULPA focuses particularly on languages offered at beginner level, information is also included for secondary students keen to continue on with their language studies at university. Click on the icon above for a presentation on what ULPA has to offer.   Continue reading

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LCNAU Colloquium: call for papers

logo-header-lcnau-dsA second Call for Papers for the Third National LCNAU Colloquium to be held at Macquarie University on 25-27 November 2015  has now been issued with the deadline extended to 15 July. Submissions are invited for presentations across a range of formats – posters, papers and workshops and should be sent directly to the organising committee. Keynote speakers include David Nunan (Director, David Nunan TESOL Institute; Honorary Professor, UNSW School of Education), Anne Pauwels (Professor of Sociolinguistics, SOAS, University of London) and John Simons (DVC Academic, Macquarie University). More information about the Colloquium can be found on the Colloquium website.

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Urgent News via LCNAU: journal and conference recognition

logo-header-lcnau-ogThe ARC have informed us that a one week extension has been granted on the public consultation period for the Draft ERA 2015 Journal and Conference Lists. Feedback can now be made up until 5pm on Friday 21 March.  

LCNAU (Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities) is very keen that you take this opportunity to provide feedback to ensure that research in and on your language(s) is appropriately recognised.

To contribute to the public consultation, you must register using the ERA 2015 Journal and Conference Interface (JACCI), which allows users to download the Lists as a spreadsheet; comment; and add new quality journals and conferences.

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Invitation to become a member of LCNAU

logo-header-lcnau-dsLCNAU (Languages and Cultures Network for Australian Universities) works hard to support all languages and languages academics in the tertiary sector. In 2013 LCNAU provided significant support to protect programs and academics across Australia, including at Curtin University and University of Canberra. The challenges facing tertiary language programs are diverse, and we are keen to listen and respond to the issues. To maintain our work we are now inviting you to become a member of our network.

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