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Melbourne Asia Review is an initiative of the Asia Institute. Any inquiries about Melbourne Asia Review should be directed to the Managing Editor, Cathy Harper.

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What motivates students to study Chinese at Australian universities and did this change during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Tracy Huahua Hong & Dr Hui Huang ,

Chinese is classified as one of Australia’s most important strategic Asian languages, but currently students’ motivations are not properly considered.

Beyond ‘Asian’ language skills: Indonesian learning for a more just and equitable society

  • Dr Michelle Kohler,

In the century ahead, we will need ‘practical’ solutions, but underlying this is our capacity to work with one another, to share and create knowledge and adapt to new ways of being.

Towards a global approach to teaching Arabic in Australian universities

  • Tarek Makhlouf & Dr Abdul Samad Abdullah,

Arabic language teaching in Australia should focus more on the culture and global impact of Arabic than its utilitarian value.

What motivates Japanese language learners in Australia and beyond?

  • Hiroko Ohashi & Dr Jun Ohashi,

The common promotional discourses of ‘employability’ and ‘international trade’ related to Japanese language learning do not reflect learners’ motivations.

How well does Australia know China?

  • Professorial Fellow, Anne McLaren,

Enrollments in Chinese Honours programs have fallen off a cliff in the past ten years or so.