Melbourne is proud to host the biennial national conference of the Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators (ASILE) from Friday 28 until Sunday 30 September 2018. The ASILE conference is the premier event for Indonesian language and culture researchers and educators across Australia.
About the conference
The theme for ASILE 2018 is Cultivating Literacy, a key issue for developing deep and ongoing relations between Australia and Indonesia in the 21st ‘Asian’ century. Cultivating Literacy goes beyond language learning in terms of grammar, vocabulary and basic language skills only. It also emphasises the integration of social and cultural knowledge that is necessary to truly understand the different contexts in which language is used. The conference will focus on reading and writing in all its forms and variation, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama, newspaper and magazine articles, youth literature and fan fiction. It will also emphasise literacy beyond the written word, relating to contemporary media such as film, television, visual arts, social media, comics, graffiti and signage.
The steering committee for organising ASILE 2018 in Melbourne includes representatives of The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, Monash University, the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers’ Association (VILTA), the Indonesian Language and Culture Centre of Victoria and Tasmania (BBBIVT), the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) and La Trobe University’s Bahasa Indonesia Students’ Association (BISA).
We kindly invite you to participate in our conference. Registration will open in February 2018.
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The draft program will be posted as soon as possible.
The ASILE Committee can confirm that the key note speaker for the 2018 ASILE conference will be Dr Pudentia Maria Purenti Sri Sunarti (MPSS), MA.
Dr Pudentia, born in Muntilan, Magelang on 8 May 1956, is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Humanities (Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya) of Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta. She has her BA and MA from Universitas Indonesia, and her PhD from Universiteit Leiden and The University of California Berkeley.
As the Chair of the Asosiasi Tradisi Lisan (Association for Oral Traditions), she is a champion of the preservation of the archipelago's oral traditions. She has also served as a member of the Eminent Persons Group for Indonesia and Malaysia under the Yudhoyono Presidency and on the expert panel for UNESCO's Memory of the World program.
We express our thanks to Dr Pudentia for agreeing to join us in Melbourne for ASILE 2018.
Please note: Conference registration will open during February 2018
The registration fees for ASILE 2018 are as follows:
Early bird (until 30 June 2018)
Students / Unwaged
Venue details will be published as soon as possible.
Various hotels are available within a short distance of The University of Melbourne.
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Arrow on Swanston From $95 19 mins Ibis Melbourne Swanston St
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From $125 16 mins Ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments
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From $140 16 mins Lygon Lodge From $150 17 mins Best Western Plus Travel Inn Hotel From $155 17 mins Quest Carlton on Finlay From $135 19 mins Rydges on Swanston From $220
There are many public transport options for access to The University of Melbourne campus. Details can be found in the How to travel to The University of Melbourne Parkville campus (150kb pdf)
Ticketed parking is available at three locations within the Parkville campus, details can be found on the About us Parking web page. A number of other public car parks are also available within walking distance from the Parkville campus.