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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