Languages Week is held on 7-14 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 270 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? Download the resource handbook for ideas on what you can do in schools, in the workplace, at home and in the community.
Fast facts about language in WA
Languages Week resources
Languages in the Mainstream
Languages Week is being promoted as part of Languages in Mainstream – a 12-month partnership project between the Modern Language Teachers' Association of Western Australia Inc (MLTAWA) and the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI). The project promotes the benefits of language learning in mainstream and community schools and the broader community.