Brush up on your language skills!

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10 August 2022
Join one of our 20+ lunchtime language Discussion Groups to practice speaking and maintain your proficiency.

If you are keen to practise your language skills, we run lunchtime Discussion Groups for 24 different languages from Mandarin and Indonesian to Farsi and Tetum.

We have Discussion Groups at different levels for various languages, so you can join the one suited to your skill level.

These groups are designed to help Australian Government officials to maintain their language proficiency and ability to discuss work-related topics.

Take a look at our current Language Lunchtime Discussion Group Timetable to see which group you should join, and the different languages available.

If you’re not sure which level of Discussion Group is for you, tutors can suggest the appropriate level at your first meeting.

Discussion Groups online due to COVID-19    

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and room capacity requirements all lunchtime Discussion Groups are being be held online via Microsoft Teams.

This has the added bonus of allowing more participants to attend as well as officials who work outside of Canberra.

For more information visit our Languages faculty page.

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