Tag: Languages and Culture

  1. Dhudhuroa Language Day: Students Come Together to Celebrate Dhudhuroa Language

    Written by:  Dr Bill Forshaw | Academic Specialist – Indigenous Education On March 21 2024 Beechworth Montessori school hosted students learning Dhudhuroa language from five schools: Harrietville PS, Dederang PS, Wooragee PS, Beechworth Montessori and Bright P-12 College. Over 200 students participated on the day, ranging in age from Prep through to Year 12. Dhudhuroa is an […]


  2. Undergraduate Series: an Interview with Lex Durham-Arnold, Recipient of the Australian Global Languages Scholarship

    Felicia Lee Lex Durham-Arnold is an undergraduate student at the Faculty of Arts majoring in Criminology and Russian Studies. He is also concurrently undertaking a Diploma of Languages (French). He has recently received the Australian Global Languages Scholarship and travelled to Kyrgyzstan for an exchange programme with the London School of Languages and Cultures and […]


  3. Staff Series: An Interview with Dr Riccardo Amorati

    Dr Riccardo Amorati is a Senior Tutor in Italian Studies at the School of Languages and Linguistics. His research interests include second language learning motivation, psychological factors influencing language learning and inclusive language. Valeria spoke with Riccardo about his PhD and teaching experience, his research interests and his advice for graduate researchers.


  4. In the Heart of Loire Valley: an Interview with the Coordinators for an Immersive Overseas French Studies Subject

    Rena Gao Prof Véronique Duché and Dr Nicholas Strole of the French Studies Program guided students through a three-week intensive trip to the Loire Valley for an immersive experience, focusing particularly on the French Renaissance. Rena speaks to Véronique and Nick about the subject, In the Heart of the Loire Valley, and the students’ experiences during […]


  5. Student Achievement: An Interview with Tula Wynyard

    Tula is a second-year PhD candidate at the School of Languages and Linguistics. She is working on documenting Ritharrŋu-Wägilak, an Indigenous language spoken in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. She is the 2023 recipient of the John Mulvaney Fellowship. Valeria spoke with Tula about her PhD project, her fieldwork in Arnhem Land and her personal connection to her research.


  6. SoLL Event: Eccellenze italiane. Figure per Italo Calvino – Italian Excellence. Illustrations for Italo Calvino

    The Italian Studies Program, together with the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne and Archives and Special Collections at the University of Melbourne, has organised an exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Italo Calvino (1923-1985), one of the greatest Italian writers of the 20th century. The exhibition is on display in the Baillieu Library, in the main study area of the first floor and on the stairwell of the third floor. It will be open until 30th November 2023. Valeria spoke with Elisabetta Ferrari, organiser of the exhibition.


  7. SOLL Event: The Great Book Swap 2023

    Felicia speaks to Dr Bill Forshaw about his participation in the Great Book Swap at SOLL, and his book 'NT Mob Sharing Stories in Language'.


  8. Archival Research: Tips from an Archivist

    Helga Neumann is one of the archivists of the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Helga works in the Literature Archives, which Valeria visited twice this year for her PhD project. Valeria had the opportunity of working with Helga and speaking with her about her work, her love for literature and tips for conducting archival research.


  9. Staff Series: An interview with Dr Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy is a teaching specialist in French studies at the School of Languages and Linguistics. He has recently finished his PhD on the French writer Victor Hugo and is only waiting for the official graduation ceremony. Valeria spoke with Patrick about his PhD and teaching experience, how he balances his two roles and his future projects.


  10. Collaboration on a Spanish Film Project: an Interview with Alfredo Martinez Expósito and Santiago Fouz Hernández

    Alfredo and Santiago share about their collaboration and experiences bringing Spanish cinema to the Australian audiences.


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