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ERIC Number: EJ975084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0005-3503
A Vital Network: The First Year for the Language and Cultures Network for Australian Universities
Woods, Anya; Hajek, John; Nettelbeck, Colin
Babel, v46 n2-3 p56-57 2011
A look back at the first year of the Language and Cultures Network for Australian Universities (LCNAU) highlights how great the need for such a network has been within the sector and how important LCNAU's role will be in ensuring the future of languages teaching and research in universities and beyond. LCNAU was established in early 2011 as part of a two-year project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC, now administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, DEEWR). The highlight of LCNAU's activities in 2011 was the inaugural National Languages Colloquium. LCNAU's role in language advocacy is vital and is underpinned by a set of principles which the LCNAU Project Team and Reference Group drafted for discussion at the Colloquium. These principles, in their final form, will guide the future activities of LCNAU. Indeed, the primary focus of LCNAU for 2012 is its establishment as a legal entity with the principles as a foundation. While the project to establish LCNAU is funded for two years, the goal is to create a network which is firmly embedded in the tertiary sector and is widely recognised as the peak body for all languages in the university system at a national level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia