Languages Week is held on 5 - 11 August 2019 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?
The Four Words Project - a celebration of languageOMI has partnered with the WA Museum to develop the Four Words Project, which explores the personal meaning languages
have for 11 Western Australians who speak a language other than English.
Fast facts about language in WA
The 2019 Languages Week Kit, and accompanying activity guides, has been developed in partnership with the WA Museum. This resource for teachers and parents details the languages spoken in WA and provides activities to make languages learning fun and easy.