Waverley Language Festival

Sunday 15th October, 2017 @ Waverley Library
Free ticket
Fun day for the whole family

Bring your family and friends and celebrate language diversity with us.

Learn more about languages

Learn about 10+ languages!

Make new friends and meet new people

Meet other language enthusiasts. Join our volunteer team!

About Us

Waverley Language Festival 2017 is an event from the Language Festival Association organised in Waverley, NSW. The event purpose is to celebrate language diversity and raise awareness about endangered languages. The festival demonstrates the advantages of being multilingual, emphasises the ideas that all languages are equally important and valuable, provides an educational taster of multiple languages and cultures in a fun environment.

Schedule

Opening speech - Cr Leon Goltsman

Cr Leon Goltsman

Opening ceremony

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The purpose of the festival is to showcase the great diversity of languages in the world and to demonstrate that all languages are equally important and valuable. The event will start with the opening address by Cr Leon Goltsman, Mr Jonathan Cooper and Mr Nirmal Paul.

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Dr Greg Cooper

Language Presentations

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The Language presentations will take place simultaneously. Languages include Aboriginal language, Kalasha, Tamil, Bangla, Ukrainian, Russian, Esperanto, Udmurt, Hebrew.

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Theatrette (Level 1)

ScribeFest (English)

ScribeFest English is an annual educational and fun event where participants get the chance to test their English transcription skills. It is open to speakers of any language (including English). The purpose of the event is to demonstrate that: - being literate is important for every person, and - while it is not easy to learn English, it is fascinating and useful.[ ... ]

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Evelina Karmela

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These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided [...]

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Event with Vip Tickets

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Fashion Day

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Fundraising Event

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These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided [ ... ]

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Keynote Speakers

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Speaker
Dr Greg Cooper

Linguist and Editor

Greg specialises in linguistics, English, and south and west Asian languages, for the quality and standards agency that regulates and registers Australian universities.

Speaker
Richard Delamore
Teacher of Esperanto and English

During SLF 2016 Richard will present a historic insight in the darker side of Esperanto, he will mainly focus on the Ido crisis of the early 19th century

Speaker
Dr Alan Libert
Senior lecturer, University of Newcastle

Alan is a linguist with a specialisation in artificial languages. He is a a regular contributor to both the Journal of Universal Language and the Australian Journal of Linguistics.

10+ languages will be presented at the festival:

 

Aboriginal language, Kalasha, Tamil, Bangla, Ukrainian,

 

Esperanto, Russian, Udmurt, Hebrew


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What people say

Great educational event

Martin Richards

Attendee - SLF2015

I learned about some exotic languages

Marianne Harvey

Student - UNSW

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