Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals: Intergenerational, intercultural encounters and second language development
Partner Organisations: Association of Independent Schools of Victoria, Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria, Department of Education and Childhood Development, Victorian Multicultural Commission
This project brings together upper secondary school learners of Chinese, German or Spanish and older speakers of the language, promoting mutually beneficial inter-cultural, intergenerational encounters. Valuable community language resources will be tapped to motivate and enhance the second language learning for the social, cultural and economic benefits. The model promises to make senior secondary second language learning more effective. Australia’s social fabric will be enhanced by interactions between cultures and between generations. The project addresses two important goals of the research Priority II — It is strengthening the Australian social and economic fabric and ageing well, ageing productively.
For more information about this project see the ‘Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals’ website.
Happiness is ….
PhD student in linguistics Gede Primahadi Wijaya Rajeg was interviewed by SBS Radio last week. … Continue reading Happiness is ….
Olivier Elzingre’s post on passive bilingualism and linguistic identity endorsed by world-leading scholar
Olivier Elzingre blogs on passive bilingualism, and receives a welcome endorsement from world-renowned scholar Jean-Marc Dewaele.
Part II: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
This interview is a continuation of Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh. In Part II, we discuss political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Part I: Raising the political stakes with Jeanne d’Arc and Dr Ali Alizadeh
Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)’s controversial life and death are being depicted in a comprehensive new literary work by Dr Ali Alizadeh titled The Last Days of Jeanne D’Arc due out this year. We sat down with Dr Alizadeh to explore his decades-long research into the character of Jeanne d’Arc that brought up questions about political writing, the phenomena and ideology of real revolution, the question of war, and the revolutionary potential of Jeanne d’Arc in contemporary discourse, politics and concepts of universalism.
Imagining our future: science fiction and climate change | A conversation with Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner
As 2017 begins, we reflect on the beginnings and evolution of our ideas on utopia and dystopia today. From Star Wars to Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film on climate change, we sat down with Emeritus Professor Andrew Milner, at Monash University’s School of Languages, Linguistics and Literary Studies, to talk about his research into science fictional texts, films and comics – and importantly, how this impacts our future imaginings and humanity.
South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network
A humanities project.
The ambition of this network is to unite academics and writers from around the world whose work focuses on the South Asian Diaspora. We invite all internationally established scholars as well as early-career, postdoctoral and postgraduates interested in this project to register on this network…
Research Interview: Jason Jones
A video interview with Dr Jason Jones, lecturer in Japanese Studies at Monash University. Jason talks about … Continue reading Research Interview: Jason Jones
International Recognition of Linguistics Research at Monash
The School, home to the discipline of linguistics, is pleased to announce that the ranking of … Continue reading International Recognition of Linguistics Research at Monash
Lecturers and Honours students shoulder to shoulder in LLCL seminar
Part of the privilege of working or studying at a research university is that we become … Continue reading Lecturers and Honours students shoulder to shoulder in LLCL seminar
Exploring perceptions of Europe in Italian Australian cultural productions
Dr Eliana Maestri (University of Warwick) visited Melbourne recently to conduct interviews with second and … Continue reading Exploring perceptions of Europe in Italian Australian cultural productions
LLCL Members in the Media
Professor Marko Pavylyshyn, Ukrainian Studies, gives expert analysis on the evolving political situation in Ukraine: … Continue reading LLCL Members in the Media
Research Focus: Narrative
In LLCL we are proud to collaborate with industry, NGOs and partner universities in producing … Continue reading Research Focus: Narrative