About Alistair Welsh

Dr Alistair Welsh is a lecturer in Indonesian at Deakin University.

Asian languages

‘Outsider’ language students see own society through other eyes

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Learning another language has more benefits than enhanced job prospects Australians’ lack of appetite for language learning is frequently reported to be worsening. Yet at the same time, ‘intercultural’ has become something of a buzzword. The Australian National Curriculum makes extensive reference to ‘intercultural understanding’, while employers are increasingly seeking recruits with ‘intercultural competency’. There […]