People, Language, Country: An alternative model of language centre work

Presenters: Edie Maher, Bernie Jones, Nadine Taylor, Rosalie Egan-Jones

In this presentation we aim to present an innovative way of working for communities which have traditionally be forced to move to regional centres for economic opportunities, medical requirements, and other reasons and away from their traditional country. We will discuss the model we have developed with community consultation, and the important considerations that must be made for the model to be successful within communities and to encourage the adoption of this type of model by other language centres as we roll out our own language hubs with the language communities within our region.