SBS have launched their National Languages Competition 2019 to encourage language learning and language retention in Australia, and in recognition of the United Nations’ International Year of Indigenous languages.
Now in its fourth year, the nationwide competition is open to Australians of all ages who are learning a language, including English and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
SBS Director of Audio and Language Content, Mandi Wicks, says, “SBS Radio is proud to organise this competition to celebrate and encourage language diversity and cross-cultural understanding in Australia.
“Language retention is linked to cultural identity and increases a sense of belonging in Australia. We look forward to receiving thousands of beautiful stories of language learning, which reflect our cultural and linguistic diversity.”
From today until Friday 27 September 2019, entrants can submit stories with either a drawing or a written entry answering the question: “How does learning a language make a world of difference to you?”