The Importance of Learning Asian Languages

The Importance of Learning Asian Languages

You are warmly invited to attend a webinar marking the latest edition of the Melbourne Asia Review:

The Importance of Learning Asian Languages

Presented by the Asia Institute at The University of Melbourne

Thursday 23 September at 5:00-6:00pm Melbourne time.

Where do we need to be by 2030 and how do we get there? This webinar is focused on the challenges for language education in Australia, and the importance of learning Asian Languages in our region. Led by Hamish Curry, the panel discussion will explore the issues faced at all levels of education, from Primary and Secondary through to tertiary closures and teacher education. It will also examine emerging technologies and the value of face-to-face vs online learning. The audience will be able to interact with a live Q&A session with the speakers, with the discussion aiming to address the need for a long-term vision. Speakers will also explore a proposed strategy and ideas for what we can do to advocate for support and resources as a National Level.


Kate McGregor, Associate Professor in Southeast Asian History, Historical and Philosophical Studies and President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia

Ikuko Nakane, Associate Professor in Japanese Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.

Sabrina Li, Chinese Language Teacher and International Student’s Coordinator, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School


Hamish Curry, Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation (AEF), Asialink, University of Melbourne

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