Language and Cultural Engagement Program

The Language & Cultural Engagement (LCE) is a free program open to all University of Adelaide students with opportunities for social interaction through language and cultural networking.

The LCE program has two distinct streams of engagement:

Language engagement - are available for local and international students who may be studying a foreign language and wish to practice their language skills and fluency through a pair or group 'match'. The language partnerships stream is a fun and rewarding way to practice learning and speaking a language of your choice, develop friendships and improve your intercultural communication.

Please note that the language stream of LCE has been suspended until Semester 1 2021.

Cultural engagement - In Semester 2 2020, we’re rolling out a blended delivery of Language and Cultural Engagement, providing an opportunity for you to engage with new cultures, while maintaining safe social distancing measures. We’re excited to be working with the following three cultural groups on campus this semester for week long cultural highlights, including tastings, language phrases, games, and Instagram takeovers. Follow our Instagram account and Facebook page for details.

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  • How the program works

    Language and cultural engagement program

    LCE - Brazilian night

    You may register for one or both streams of the LCE program using the online application forms available from this website. It is completely up to you to decide if you wish to register for the language partnerships or social events on campus or both streams of the LCE program.

    An application form must be submitted for each stream of the LCE program that you wish to participate in.

    By participating in the language engagement and also joining the cultural engagement (social events) you can enhance your global connections and intercultural competence and thereby enrich your whole-of-university experience.

    Language engagement

    If you wish to develop your foreign language skills and choose to register for the language engagement stream of the LCE program, you will be matched with a language partner or group.  You will receive an email with your language partner's contact details. While we try our best to meet your language preferences, please understand that not all first preferences can be met in all circumstances. The more flexible you are in providing details in your application, the easier it is to be matched. Language partners can meet as little or as much as they like - the time and place is up to you and your partner to agree and decide upon.

    Please note that the language stream of LCE has been suspended until Semester 1 2021.

    Cultural engagement (social events)

    In Semester 2 2020, we’re rolling out a blended delivery of Language and Cultural Engagement, providing an opportunity for you to engage with new cultures, while maintaining safe social distancing measures. We’re excited to be working with the following three cultural groups on campus this semester for week long cultural highlights, including tastings, language phrases, games, and Instagram takeovers. Follow our Instagram account and Facebook page for details.

  • Terms and conditions

    Please see the terms and conditions of the LCE.

  • How to apply

  • 2020 social event schedule

     2020 Language & Cultural Engagement social event schedule (Semester 2)

    In Semester 2 2020, we’re rolling out a blended delivery of Language and Cultural Engagement, providing an opportunity for you to engage with new cultures, while maintaining safe social distancing measures. We’re excited to be working with the following three cultural groups on campus this semester for week long cultural highlights, including tastings, language phrases, games, and Instagram takeovers. Follow our Instagram account and Facebook page for details.

     

    Date Theme
    3 - 7 August Bangladeshi Week
    31 August - 4 September French Week
    6 - 9 October Iranian Week

If you wish to discuss this program, contact staff at International Student Support via email or in person.