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INTRODUCTION – Changing one’s world view: the potentially transformative power of Asian language(s) and culture(s)
Learning an Asian language can serve as a bulwark against rising nationalism and xenophobia.
The Korean language is booming at Australian universities. What needs to be done to keep the momentum going?
Korean is increasingly popular at Australian universities, but more needs to be done to recruit and keep students.
Invigorating Indonesian studies in Australia through collaborative, online education practices
Indonesian student numbers in Australia have been in freefall for decades. What can be done about it?
Fitting in at last? Learners of Japanese as community language in search of belonging and legitimacy
JCL learners need to be recognised not as problems but assets with the potential to become a bridge between Japan and Australia.
The importance of fitting society and culture into Australian university language courses
Language learning should facilitate cultural understanding and this requires contentious aspects of culture to be examined.