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ANU Languages Showcase

Date & time

10am–3pm 31 May 2017


ANU Campus


Rachel French
(02) 6125 4813

The ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences and the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific are delighted to invite you and your students to the annual ANU Languages Showcase on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 from 10am to 3pm.

This event gives Year 9-12 students from the ACT and surrounding regions the opportunity to come onto campus and experience an engaging, interactive and first-hand taste of university language studies. This event is suitable for current language students, and also students interested in learning a language other than English.

The day will feature short presentations from our leading language experts, as well as interactive language activities. The full breadth of languages available at ANU, including Asian, Modern European, Ancient and Middle Eastern languages, will be showcased, as well as an interactive dance performance at the end of the day. Lunch will also be provided.

ANU is ranked number one in Australia for Modern Languages and #26 globally*, and we teach more languages than any other Australian university. There is simply no better place in the country for students to continue or commence language learning at university.

Registrations for this event are now open and will close on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. If you would like to register for this event, please click here. Your students will need to submit an individual registration so they can select the presentations they'd like to attend and also note any dietary requirements. 

Below is the current draft program:

10-10.30am Welcome to the ANU Languages Showcase
10.35-11.05am K-Pop and Ka-talking Korean
Japanese: Become a linga-ninja 
Mandarin: Become a “Ni Hao” natural
Vietnamese? It’s SIMPLY PHO YOU!
Indonesian: 'Where everything is strange and new’
11.10-11.40am Italian worlds, Italian words: Intercultural explorations in language
La langue mondiale: Learning French at ANU
Spanish and Portuguese - two languages and 78 countries
Learn German If You Der: German Studies at University
11.45am-12.15pm Arabic
Long live Ancient Greek and Latin!
Literary Chinese
The Magic of Suffixes: Turkish Language at ANU
12.20-1.00pm Lunch
1.00-1.30pm Language Diversity and Linguistic Puzzles
Politics and Current Affairs in the Middle East
Gender and culture in Asia Pacific
The Sepik and PNG
Indigenous Language, Culture and History
1.35-2.00pm Interactive cultural performance: Mongolian Throat Singing
2.05-2.50pm Student Exchange Panel
2.50-3.00pm Thank you and farewell

Please ensure early registration to avoid disappointment. Due to construction works and venue restrictions on campus, numbers for this event are strictly limited and there will be capped sessions due to room capacity. Priority for sessions will be given to those who register earliest.

For further information about this event, please contact Rachel French, Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator at

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.


Updated:  30 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  College Dean/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications