Languages Week is held in August every year 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, helping us to broaden personal, social, cultural and employment opportunities.
With more than 240 languages and dialects spoken in Western Australia
today, Languages Week is your chance 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.
Languages Week 2018 Nyoongar
OMI 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.