AN AUDIT SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF BEGINNERS' LOTE (LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH) STUDIES IN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES

Grant number: LS06002

Abstract

Language study is an important mechanism in maintaining and expanding Australia’s language capacityand is, therefore, critical to achieving national objectives with respect to improvements in trade, careerpathways, international mobility, research capacity, technological developments, and community a well asindividual engagement. A major focus for enhancing the nation’s language ability is placed on theuniversity sector. Australian universities are uniquely positioned to tie in successful language learning withdesired national outcomes, such as those listed above. This activity is also a major priority for Australianuniversities in a context of increasing internationalization of higher educa..

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