Monday, October 22, 2018

Summer School: ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language

The Centre’s annual Summer School is a flagship educational event on Australia’s linguistics calendar. Over the course of five days, we bring together leading national and international scholars to present the latest research in the field through intensive ‘deep dives’ across the multi-disciplinary breadth of the science of languages.
  • Date: 26-30 November
  • Venue: Australian National University, Canberra
Summer School draws on expertise across the Centre’s programs, member universities and international partners to provide intensive training, enrich existing knowledge and catalyse new research collaborations. Participants range from advanced undergraduate students through to senior academics. Many of the courses require no previous knowledge or experience, only a burning curiosity about the dynamics of the world’s many and greatly varied languages.

This year’s Summer School will have a dual focus on the intersection of language and technology, and community engagement. Aspiring linguists, as well as students with backgrounds in engineering, AI and computer science, will have an opportunity to learn about computational linguistics and natural language processing, including practical, hands-on sessions using the latest software tools and practices. Prominent researches will bring their extensive insights and experience from the field working with Australian and other indigenous communities to document, study and revitalise their languages.


ANU Language Teaching Forum

Multiple stakeholders’ perspectives on early language learning
  • Monday 22 October, 4.15 – 5.15 pm
  • Room W3.03, Level 3, Baldessin Precinct Building #110, ANU
  • Speaker: Dr Bao Thai, Senior Lecturer and Vietnamese Courses Convener, School of Culture, History & Language
In alignment with current policies to develop the learning of languages throughout the country, particularly Asian languages, this paper reports findings on a 2017 pilot study that examined perspectives of a manager, four educators, 12 parents and a language teacher who participated in a case study of teaching Vietnamese to preschool students in an Australian early childhood context.

All interested in teaching and learning languages welcome.

This is the last meeting of the ANU Language Teaching Forum for 2018