Languages Week is held on 6-12 August and is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of language and highlight the linguistic diversity in our community.
Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected and interdependent. Language learning is an essential skill for life in the 21st century.
Language learning helps us to broaden personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities.
More than 240 languages and dialects are spoken in Western Australia today and Languages Week provides an opportunity to explore and celebrate language learning.
Languages Week also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the vital role of interpreters and translators in ensuring that government services are accessible by all members of the community.
What can I do to celebrate Languages Week?
Fast facts about language in WA