This report by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) provides an analysis of FECCA’s consultation and research to develop an evidence base on language service provision in new and emerging community languages, that is, languages spoken by individuals who came to Australia as humanitarian entrants over recent years.
Training options for interpreters in new and emerging community languages is limited. In this report, FECCA has recommended an optimal training and accreditation model, based on a review of the various models across jurisdictions and the identification of good practice elements. There is a strong need for a national, multi-jurisdictional program to increase the quantity and quality of language services to meet the language services needs in new and emerging languages.
Read Australia’s Growing Linguistic Diversity: An opportunity for a strategic approach to language services policy and practice full report here.
Read Australia’s Growing Linguistic Diversity: An opportunity for a strategic approach to language services policy and practice Executive Summary here.