With more than 270 languages and dialects spoken in Western Australia, Languages Week is an opportunity to celebrate our community’s linguistic diversity.
Activities are being held in schools, workplaces and communities across Western Australia to highlight the importance of language learning and the work of students and teachers in mainstream schools and community language schools.
Languages Week also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role of interpreters and translators in ensuring government services are accessible to all members of the community.
Languages Week is the centrepiece of the 12-month Languages in the Mainstream program, being run by the Modern Languages Teachers’ Association of Western Australia Inc. with support from the WA Government via the Office of Multicultural Interests.
The program features events throughout the year promoting language learning, including language competitions for school-aged children and adults.
Languages in the Mainstream supports the strategy to boost language education in government schools through the WA Department of Education.
Source: WA Government