Language lovers are buzzing about the new government white paper: Australia in the Asian Century.
It’s got language learning at its heart. So why are linguists cautious about its content? How hard can it be to learn a language, anyway?
Linguist Daniel Midgley checks it out on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Here it is, folks: The White Paper. Or the fact sheets therefrom.
Building Asia literacy through schools
It’s really big on learning Asian languages.
Learning language by ‘drip-feed’ doesn’t work.
How long does it take English speakers to learn a language?
Hindi is a priority language.
UWA has a new Korean program.