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Date: Fri, 15 Apr 1994 15:29:17 +1000
From: Peter White <peterwlingua.cltr.uq.oz.au>
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 LANGUAGE EXPO '94 AUSTRALIA

 Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
 21-23 July 1994

An Initiative of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia
Ltd.

PROGRAM OF EVENTS

THURSDAY 21 JULY

7.30 am
Business Breakfast and Awards Presentation

9.30-12.30
SEMINAR: Language and Literacy for Life: family and community perspectives

9.30-5.00 pm
NLLIA National Database System, demonstrations and discussions at intervals
through the day

10.00 - 5.00 pm
Hourly showings of language/education videos from a range of presenters.

10.00 - 1.00
Asian Languages in Business. Keynote address: Ivan Deveson, Chairman,
Channel 7.

10.30 - 12.00 Noon
Play in French; Work in French. Presented by the French Embassy. For
secondary school students

12.00 Noon - 12.45 pm
Media & PR: for secondary school students.

2.00 - 2.45 pm
International Trade. For secondary school students.

2.00 - 3.00 pm
One of Australia's Best Kept Secrets: The Export Market Development Grant
Scheme.

2.00 - 4.00 pm
NSW Adult Migrant English Service: Learner Conference. Presented by the
Bankstown Adult Migrant English Service for secondary school students.

2.30 - 5.00 pm
Interpreting and Translation: A wise business decision.

3.30 - 5.30 pm
Productive Diversity - using Australia's diverse cultural and linguistic
resources to economic advantage.

4.30 - 6.30 pm
The NCELTR Event: The National Centre for English Language Teaching and
Research discussion and demonstrations.

6.30 - 7.30
Open Forum: Business & Industry Languages Advisory Committee: a dialogue
Between business leaders and language specialists.

FRIDAY 22 JULY

ALL DAY: NLLIA National Database System (same as Thursday)

9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Current Developments in LOTE: presentations from South Australia,
Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Multimedia Communications in language learning.

10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Language and Cultural Diversity at work: The changins shape of competency
standards and competency assessment.

10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Video Theatre (same as Thursday)

10.30 am - 12.30 pm
tourism and Hospitality: presentation for secondary school students.

1.30 - 2.15 pm
Engineering: presentation for secondary school students.

2.30 - 5.00 pm
Multicultural Marketing, by SBS Corporation and Multicultural Marketing
Management.

3.00 - 5.30 pm
The Value and Use of Textbooks and Resources in the Modern Language
Classroom.

3.30 - 5.30 pm
Challenges of Cultural Pluralism in Asia and the Pacific.

5.00 - 6.30 pm
James Cook University, Department of Modern Languages: presentation on
current projects.

SATURDAY 23 JULY

ALL DAY: NLLIA National Database System (same as Friday).

9.00 am - 4.30 pm
NLLIA Adult and Child Literacy & ESL Networks Research Fair

9.00 am - 12.00 Noon
Getting a Fair Go: Is a Commonwealth government decision causing you
problems? An information session on appeal rights with a focus on
non-English speaking background communities.

9.30 am - 12.00 noon
English Language Teacher Training - to overseas students - to students
overseas.

9.30 - 11.00 am
The Role of Language in a Changing European Union. Presentations from
member countries of the European Union.

10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Video Theatre (same as Friday).

10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Languages - perspectives on revival and
maintenance.

1.00 - 3.30 pm
Language Proficiency: An assessment of Progress.

LANGUAGE TASTERS...

open to all. No prior language knowledge required. Gain an insight into
learning a language and the culture it represents. Come away with the
ability to speak a few useful phrases and with an enthusiasm for more!

German: The Goethe Institut, Sydney
French: Alliance Francaise, Sydney
Italian: Italian Institute of Culture, NSW
AUSLAN: Australian Sign Language, NLLIA Centre for Deafness and
 Communication studies
Arabic: Muhammad Gamal
Japanese: The Japan Foundation
Korean: Department of Education, New South Wales

CULTURAL EVENTS

The Spanish School of Dance
Australian Sign Language: Theatre of the Deaf
Aboriginal Languages: DIRABANG: "two black brothers"
High school choirs performing in Balinese, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish,
Italian, Greek, German and French.
Helena Hendel, Israeli folksinger
Mr P. Nut, wandering minstrel
Broccoli Education: theatre in Italian, German, French, and Indonesian
And more to come.

For further information on Language Expo 94, fax Clare MacAdam, Manager
Language Expo 94, 15 Cooper St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, on +61 2 211 6608.

Email: peterwlingua.cltr.uq.oz.au

Email requests will be forwarded onto Clare at the above address, and she
will answer them directly. Please be sure to include your mailing address
and your fax number.
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