Indonesian Teachers Applauded in Canberra Schools

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Teachers of Indonesian language in Canberra schools hosted at dinner by Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT) 11.9.15

The outstanding achievements of primary and secondary school teachers of the Indonesian language were honoured at a dinner hosted by the Balai Bahasa Indonesia (‘Indonesian Language Pavilion’) in Canberra on 11 September 2015. Around 40 past and present teachers exchanged classroom experiences teaching Indonesian at the function held at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra. BBI (ACT) Chair and master of ceremonies for the dinner, Heath McMichael, told guests the challenge of promoting Indonesian language and culture in Australia is one not just for governments but for all community members who wanted to turn around the decline in the numbers of students taking up Asian languages. Addressing the dinner, Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, HE Mr Nadjib Riphat Kesoema, said the teaching of Indonesian in Australian schools added ballast to people-to-people relations between the two countries. BBI (ACT) hopes to recreate the warmth and camaraderie of the occasion at future events celebrating the efforts of teachers in line with its goal to promote Indonesian language and culture in the ACT and beyond.

Register Now For ASILE 2012

 ASILE 2012

Bringing Australia And Indonesia Together 

Through The Indonesian Language

For an historic first time the biennial conference of the Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators (ASILE) will be held in Indonesia next October 1st – 4th. The occasion is doubly significant because ASILE will run back-to-back, in the same venue, with the biennial international conference (called KIPBIPA) of our counterpart organisation in Indonesia, the Asosiasi Pengajar Bahasa Indonesia untuk Penutur Asing (APBIPA). Delegates to each conference will be able to participate freely in sessions of the other conference, and some events will be joint events. ASILE will be in English and KIPBIPA in Indonesian. This is a unique opportunity to connect with Australian, Indonesian and international teachers of Bahasa Indonesia in the cool and beautiful surrounds of Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, Central Java.

  • Whether you present a paper, conduct a workshop, or attend simply to listen, meet people and talk, the conference is a must for teachers, academics and students of Indonesian as well as educational administrators.
  • The recent downgrade of DFAT’s travel advisory for most of Indonesia removes the major security obstacle to participation.

Get organised early. For information on dates, registration, conference fee, submission of abstracts, interim program, travel, accommodation and more, go to: http://asile.wikispaces.com/ASILE-KIPBIPA+2012 or http://ltc.uksw.edu/kipbipa-asile.

FOR MORE INFORMATION email Ms Ida Nurhayati i.nurhayati@adfa.edu.au or Dr George Quinn george.quinn@anu.edu.au .

Supported by  Balai Bahasa Indonesia (Perth) Inc  http://www.balaibahasaperth.org/ 

and  Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT)  https://bbiact.wordpress.com/