Project activites 2013

We have been busy in 2013. Presenting at international conferences and publishing…


The language(s) of social inclusion

November 2012, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, The Hon. Nicholas Kotsiras…


Home – introduction

The project brings together upper secondary school learners of Chinese, German and…


Conference presentations – February 2012

Update on project activities! ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners…


Successful cross-faculty collaborations: Q and A with Dr Marisa Cordella and Professor Colette Browning

Update on project activities! ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners…


Conference presentations – December 2011

Between September 2011 and December 2011 the research group presented papers at the following conferences:
- ALAA-ALANZ Canberra Langfest 2011
- 7th Symposium on Discourse Analysis
- LCNAU Colloquium

Dr. Marisa Cordella together with the Head of Campus, CGS, Mr. Paul Runting awarding a Chinese senior participant with a certificate.

Final session 2011 at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill Campus

The final session for the year 2011 took place on Monday, September 12. It was a true celebration of the achievements and benefits gained during the second year of the project, and the very successful language practice component and the many intercultural encounters experienced associated with the project.

Students of German and German senior participants in front of the Lindt Chocolate Café after they watched a German movie (“Wintertochter”) about intergenerational contact and experience.

German film excursion

Senior German participants and students of German from Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers…

on a task set by the teachers Students and seniors in front of a gate in Chinatown, next to the museum

Excursion to the Museum of Australian Chinese history, Melbourne

Senior Chinese participants and students of Chinese from Glen Waverley Secondary College,…

The project initiator, the late Professor Michael Clyne.

“Golden Language Guru” award ceremony for project participants

Sadly Professor Michael Clyne passed away on 29 October 2010 and the Project team and the Monash community deeply mourn our loss.
We as a team will, however, ensure his spirit of enthusiasm for multilingualism and multiculturalism lives on in the project and in future projects.


“Speaking Your Languages”

“Speaking Your Languages”: the Victorian Multicultural Commission Languages Forum was held on…