Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Workshop on Translating Children's Literature

This workshop on translating children’s literature will be a two-part session which will give AUSIT members and other interested in this area:
  • the opportunity hear from published children’s literature translator Stephanie Smee, and 
  • the chance to get hands-on with examples of children’s literature and brainstorm their own translations alongside other translation professionals.

Afternoon tea halfway through the session will allow participants time to network and socialise.
  • Sunday 7 October 2018 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Belconnen Library Community Room 12 Chandler Street BELCONNEN, ACT 2617 
  • Cost: $25 - $90 depending on AUSIT membership status

More info - about AUSIT and this workshop click HERE 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ANU Language Teaching Forum

Teaching Sanskrit -- Managing Complexity
  • Speaker: McComas Taylor, CHL, CAP, ANU 
  • Monday 24 September 2018, 4.15 – 5.15 pm 
  • Baldessin Precinct Building ANU Room 3.03 
Try teaching a language where the nouns take three genders, eight cases, three numbers and follow 40 different paradigms. Then add verbs in 10 classes, with three persons, three numbers and six tenses (that's just the common ones). Then add a non-roman script and some fiendish pronunciation. Then add students in Portugal, Dubai, India and China to the students sitting in class in Baldessin. Then try to make it fun, and on a good day, possibly even somewhat joyous. Over the years, especially with the help of Grazia Scotellaro, I have developed some innovative materials, methods and solutions to manage this complexity. I am keen to share these with you.

All interested teachers and learners of languages welcome

For more information, contact: 
  • Ms France Meyer (CAIS, CASS), france.meyer@anu.edu.au 
  • Dr Wesley Lim (SLLL, CASS), wesley.lim@anu.edu.au or 
  • Dr Yanyin Zhang (CHL, CAP), yanyin.zhang@anu.edu.au

Monday, September 10, 2018

Seminar and Discussion on Language Revival

Around the world and Australia there are many Indigenous communities and others working to ‘revive’ their languages. In this free public seminar, Dr John Giacon from the ANU will talk about these revival efforts, with particular reference to Australia and drawing on his extensive experience of the revival of Yuwaalaraay and Gamilaraay, two Aboriginal languages of NSW.
  • Monday 24 September, 5.30pm for 6 pm until 8pm 
  • Lecture Theatre A022, Building A, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), 35 Vowels Crescent, Bruce ACT 2617 
  • Refreshments provided 
  • Free and all welcome 
For more details or to register (to assist with catering) please
For Map of CIT campus see: https://cit.edu.au/about/locations/bruce)

About Dr Giacon
Dr Giacon is an Honorary Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU College of Arts & Social Science. In 2017 he was awarded the Patji-Dawes Award, a national award to recognise an outstanding language teacher.

This seminar is organised by the Canberra –based community group, International Mother Language Movement (IMLM). IMLM is dedicated in highlighting the importance of preserving all the languages across the world especially endangered languages in a multilingual and multicultural context. For more information see http://imlm21.org.au/