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INTERVIEW: Is Asian Studies and ‘Asia literacy’ in crisis in Australia and what is its future?
Government needs to signal to universities that Asia literacy is a skill-set employers want.
Australia would be a better regional neighbour if it were better at Asian languages
Enrolments in Asian language programs in Australia are too low. A look at why Japanese has been so successful may help.
Australia needs to make languages compulsory
If Australia really wants to increase its literacy in Asian and other languages it needs to make language learning compulsory in Australian schools.
A letter to Australia: The Asia-literacy conversation we’re not having
A new draft Australian Curriculum has been released for debate. It’s time for a genuine focus on Asian engagement.