Language and languages

Report

National Indigenous languages report

This report supports what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have consistently asserted about the importance of language; speaking language provides cultural, social and economic benefits to individuals, communities and the nation.
Guide

A guide to using respectful and inclusive language and terminology

Using respectful and inclusive language and terminology is an essential component of reconciliation and strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. This is a comprehensive guide to using respectful language when referring to First Nations Australians.
Briefing paper

A new trend: Pacific Island language teaching as part of the Belt and Road Initiative

While much of the spotlight is on the impact of the BRI overseas, this paper takes a unique approach by discussing the start of an ambitious Pacific Island country (PIC) language-teaching program in China, and offering a brief case study of Samoan language teaching.
Video

In search of Indigenous Australian languages webinar

This webinar outlines some useful tools to apply Austlang codes to catalogue records - improving the discovery of Indigenous Australian language material.
Video

Sharon Nelson-Kelly: Celebrate, revitalise and preserve Indigenous languages

Sharon Nelson-Kelly spoke at ANZSOG's Reimagining Public Administration conference on February 20, 2019.
Strategy

Australian Government action plan for the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

This Australian Government strategy document includes actions to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from across its departments and agencies. These actions are grouped under the Australian Government's interpretation of the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages themes.
Report

Maihi Karauna Strategy public consultation report

Feedback from the public consultation on the Maihi Karauna strategy, held in September 2018. closed on 30 September 2018.
Strategy

Maihi Karauna: the Crown’s strategy for Māori language revitalisation 2019–2023

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.
Strategy

Australian Council of TESOL Associations (ACTA) national strategy for language in education and training

Language is a fundamental resource for all learning and a means by which Australia can achieve outcomes in educational excellence, equity, Indigenous reconciliation and social cohesion.
Policy report

Fostering preschool literacy in Fiji's communities

In Fiji’s linguistically diverse context, vernacular and English literacy priorities for preschool children are significant.