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12 Jun 2024

Call for Expression of Interest for the Indonesian Language Learning Ambassador (ILLA) Program

We are thrilled to announce the Call for EoI for the Indonesian Language Learning Ambassador program (ILLA)!

ILLA matches participating Australian schools and universities with an Indonesian scholar – the ‘Ambassador’. The ILLA program provides Indonesian scholars from Indonesia with an opportunity to directly engage with Australian schools or universities – teachers or lecturers and students – and learn first-hand about Australian culture, community, and classroom teaching practices. It also enables Ambassadors to share their skills and knowledge of the Indonesian language, culture, and customs and establish local Australian community connections.

The pilot ILLA school program was launched in early 2024, following the Australia-Indonesia Annual Leaders’ Meeting in July 2023, at which President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Albanese announced the return of the ILLA program to strengthen Indonesian teaching and learning in Australia.

The ILLA program is now open with broader partners comprising eight partner schools and five partner universities. The program will place Indonesian scholars into Australian primary and secondary schools and universities to support Indonesian language and culture learning. This program offers you an opportunity to gain real-life experience in an Australian classroom, working alongside an experienced educator. Whether you are studying Education or any other discipline, you can contribute to students' acquisition of knowledge about Indonesia and the Indonesian language. 

This is a voluntary program. Limited financial support required for ILLA activities is provided according to AAI guidelines. Certificates will be provided upon completion of the program. 

The list of ILLA partners for the second cohort of ILLA is as follows:

  • University of New England (Online)
  • Monash University (VIC)
  • University of Western Australia (WA)
  • University of Sydney (NSW)
  • University of Queensland (BNE)
  • Chapman Primary School (ACT)
  • Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College (NSW)
  • Narabundah College (ACT)
  • Melrose High School (ACT)
  • Christian College Geelong (VIC)
  • Playford International College (SA)*
  • UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra (ACT)*
  • Open Access College (Online)*

*To be confirmed

If you are interested in cross-cultural exchange with Australian schools and universities supporting Indonesian language learning and building enthusiasm for the study of Indonesian language in a professional Australian educational setting, please submit your interest along with the most recent CV in this link before Sunday, 30 June at 8 PM Jakarta time.

Further information about ILLA and how it works is available at this link.

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