Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update

The June Update covers:   
  1.  A reprieve for the Japanese Program at the University of Canberra
  2. A missed literacy opportunity for Migrant & Refugee Students (EALD Review)
  3. Canberra events on Sunday 17 June: Languages Potluck Lunch (11am-2pm) and Traditional German Lantern Walk (5-6.30pm)
  4. Farewell and Thanks to Trish Wilks, Director of Learning and Teaching, ACT Education and Training Directorate (ETD)
  5. Reclaiming indigenous languages lecture
  6. Bilingual Conference: Thursday 14 June 2012, 8.30am-4pm, University of Sydney
  7. A chance to promote languages through the National Year of Reading (NYR)
  8. Language Programs for adults in the Canberra Region: Spanish, Mandarin, Italian
  9. Progress on the multilingual interactive artwork for Civic Square.
 To see details CLICK HERE

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Sunday 17 June, 11am to 2pm. 

Learners of other languages of all ages and people interested in promoting bilingualism are invited to come and meet families raising young children in more than one language and seniors from a range of language and cultural backgrounds.

Bring along your favourite foods and share your cooking skills and recipes.  There will also be children's games from around the world and free fun activities for children.

The event is being held in the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City (near Civic Library and the Canberra Theatre).
For more details see http://actbilingual.weebly.com or contact canberrabilingual@gmail.com (email) or phone Mandy on 6125 9673 (messages) or 0408 089 235.

This is the second ‘Meet a Language Grand’ event for 2012 organised by the ACT Bilingual Education Alliance, a local non-profit community group and supported by the ACT Government Multicultural Grants Program 2011-12

For more details see http://actbilingual.weebly.com/, email canberrabilingual@gmail.com or phone Mandy on 6125 9673 (messages) or 0408 089 235

Traditional German Lantern Walk in Canberra
Sunday 17 June, 2012  5pm to 6:30pm Glebe Park in Civic

Sausages, Saint Martin's Brötchen, traditional Gluehwein, Kindergluehwein, will be available for a gold coin donation each.  (BYO mug.)

Song sheets provided.  Desserts and treats available after the walk.  Dress warmly!  Prams, friends, grandparents, all welcome! 

More info, email: spielwelt@homemail.com.au or ring Lisa 6251 7743

There is more information here about the event, the history of the lantern walk, song sheets, how Spielwelt members can get their lanterns, the lantern sticks and batteries and so on.