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Cultural Awareness Session on Chin/Burmese Culture and Language

All Graduates presents the Cultural Awareness Session on Chin/Burmese Culture & Language Webinar, designed for professionals who work with or are involved with services to CALD communities.


Immigration from Burma (Myanmar) is not new to Australia, but in recent decades there has been a marked increase refugees/migrants from numerous minorities from that country. This cultural awareness presentation looks particularly at the Chin-speaking minorities, who display significant linguistic diversity which can cause difficulties both for language services and for other service providers. After providing background to the Chin migration to Australia, the session will look at the diversity of Chin languages - and how to correctly identify the varieties - and cultural issues including religion, educational levels and settlement experiences.

Topics Covered:

  • Background to Chin/Burmese immigration to Australia
  • Cultural variation among Chin/Burmese populations
  • The varieties of the Chin languages
  • Implications of linguistic diversity for language services

Who would this be useful for?

Any service providers to Chin/Burmese immigrants; organisers of language services.


Learning Goals: After completing this event you will gain:

Knowledge of:

  • The varieties of the Chin languages and the correct identification of language and interpreting needs of this population.

  • Familiarity with the cultural, religious and social variations in the Chin/Burmese population

Skills to:

  • Be able to more appropriately identify languages and  respond to the needs of Chin/Burmese clients 

Presented/Facilitated By:

Presented by: Dr Uldis Ozolins with assistance from Chin/Burmese interpreters.

Dr Uldis Ozolins is a well-known teacher, researcher and writer on Interpreting & Translation with an international reputation. He has taught at several Australian universities, most recently at Western Sydney University where he was head of the languages and I&T area for several years. Uldis has conducted numerous professional development and training seminars for various organisations including All Graduates; was one of the authors of the Code of Ethics for AUSIT, the national professional association for I&T in Australia; and has participated in the restructuring of the NAATI testing regime. With a background in social sciences and politics, he advises on language service policy and is keen to develop cultural and linguistic awareness among service providers and the wider community. 


Zang Kho Kahi Haukip is a Chin Zomi/Tedim interpreter and community worker.

Florence Lalrammuani Fanchun is a Chin Mizo interpreter and community worker.

J Lingh Zathang is interpreter/translator for Chin, Hakha, Falam and Burmese with wide experience in Australia and internationally.

How to Register:

Step 1. Click the 'Register' Button at the top of this event page.

Step 2. Complete your Name, Email and other contact details as required.

Step 3. Review your details and accept the terms and conditions.

Step 4. Process payment via Credit Card allowing you to secure your registration(s) immediately. After you confirm your order you will be taken to a secure page where you can pay online.

Step 5. On successful payment, you will receive 2 confirmation emails -  with your Tax Invoice attached (1) and Event Instructions (2).

Step 6. You will also receive a confirmation email from GotoWebinar with instructions on how to join the Webinar.

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