The Asia Education Foundation
“The Asia Education Foundation is proud to support the National
Australia Indonesia Language Awards, an initiative that will encourage and excite young Australians in Indonesian language study. The AEF recognises the important role NAILA plays in strengthening not only language skills, but also intercultural understanding and closer ties between Australia and Indonesia.”
Professor David T. Hill AM
“Australians’ ability to speak Indonesian is an essential part of our engagement with the people of Indonesia. In this, I am delighted to endorse the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards. I believe the NAILA will prove a very positive encouragement to students of Indonesian language around Australia, whatever their level or experience. I urge you to get involved. Enter, and extend your Indonesian language skills through this great competition.”
Professor David T. Hill AM is an Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University and the author of Indonesian in Australian Universities: Strategies for a stronger future (2012).
The Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS)
“As an organisation that has encouraged and supported students to undertake studies in Indonesia for over 20 years, the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) endorses and supports the work of the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA), and its efforts to improve the bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia through language learning. NAILA gives recognition to the value of language learning, and the relationship building and engagement with Indonesia it enables. Learning a second language to a high level also presents enormous opportunities and we encourage our alumni to get involved in this great initiative.”
The Asia Institute
“The Asia Institute at the university of Melbourne is excited to support NAILA. This new initiative will encourage enthusiasm for Indonesian language study among Australians from a very wide range of backgrounds. In turn, this will help to strengthen the relationship between Australia and Indonesia and will highlight the important role Indonesian language proficiency plays in developing this relationship.”
Dr Zane Goebel, Associate Professor of Indonesian Studies, La Trobe University
“Indonesia is Australia’s closest and most important neighbour. Positive Australian-Indonesian relations have been built through the work of Australians who have taken the time to learn Indonesian and use this essential intercultural skill to develop interpersonal relationships with Indonesians. The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an extremely important initiative which will demonstrate the benefits of learning Indonesian, while helping ensure that Australia continues to have the capacity to build crucial grassroots relationships with Indonesians.”
The Australia-Indonesia Centre
“As an organisation dedicated to facilitating research-driven innovation and building stronger relationships between Australia and Indonesia, the Australia-Indonesia Centre is delighted to support this great initiative. Developing Indonesian language capacity among Australians across all ages is essential for enabling deeper intercultural understanding and therefore better and more fruitful collaborative relationships between our two countries.”
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
“The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre is proud to support the National Australia Indonesia Language Awards, and recognises its importance in promoting language learning and greater engagement with Indonesia. We believe that Indonesian language proficiency is key to developing the bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia, and endorse NAILA’s efforts to demonstrate the benefits of this type of intercultural understanding. We encourage our academic and student members to get involved in this fantastic initiative.”
NAILA acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present.
NAILA gratefully acknowledges the generous in-kind and other contributions that our partners and supporters have provided.