The importance of learning Asian languages


Online event.


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.

Lead 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.


Hamish Curry (AEF, Asialink)

Kate McGregor

Ikuko Nakane
(Asia Institute)

Sabrina Li
(St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School)

This webinar showcases the latest edition of the Melbourne Asia Review on The Politics of Language Learning in Asia.

For more information, please visit the University of Melbourne events site.