Covid Pandemic has taught the importance of community langauges, a report by Macquarie university

A report by Macquarie Univesity which claims that the Covid pandemic has

taught New South Wales that community languages are valuable for public

health and social cohesion will be launched this week in State Parliament.

The report entitled: What are languages worth? Community languages for

the future of New South Wales 2022 will be launched by the Minister for

Multiculturalism, Mark Coure, at a ceremoy in Parliament House.

It was produced by a team of researchers from the Multilingualism Research

Centre at Macquarie University, led by Alice Chik, Associate Professor in

the School of Education, in conjunction with the NSW Federation of

Community Language Schools Inc.

The launch will take place beween 7.00 PM and 8.00 PM in the Jubilee

Room of Parliament House on Thursday 12 th May.

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