Is There A Future For Modern Greek In Australia?

Talk and discussion with Professor Joseph Lo Bianco

Like many other languages in Australia, Modern Greek is in crisis. Some university departments have closed, HSC numbers have plummeted, and Greek is used less frequently in everyday life. How can we secure a future for Greek language and culture in this country? This issue will be addressed by Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, author of the National Policy on Languages (1987), and of the book Pharos: The Vitality and Presence of Modern Greek in Contemporary Australia (ACER Press, Melbourne 2021), the product of research commissioned in 2018 by the Modern Greek Teachers’ Association of Victoria. His brief talk will be followed by questions and discussion. MC: Themis Kallos, Executive Producer, Greek Language Programme, SBS Radio.

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Marrickville Library and Pavilion
313 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
21 Mar  6pm

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