History and Mission
Prior to 1994 Indonesian Language Teacher associations had existed around Australia but they most often worked in isolation.The vision to bring together Indonesian language educators from across Australia was the driving intention of the inaugural event held in April 1994 in Adelaide.
Participants deemed the inaugural conference a success and a second national conference was held at Monash, Victoria in July 1995. At the Monash event, it was resolved to constitute the newly formed association and give it the name “Australian Society for Indonesian Language Educators” (ASILE). The Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators (ASILE) was born.
ASILE conferences have continued to be organised on a rotational, voluntary basis with no permanent board or secretariat. In recent years conferences have been hosted by educational institutions in Indonesia, strengthening relationships with Indonesian language experts and researchers and adding the element of in-country authenticity.
With a strong connection to the Indonesian concept of gotong royang ASILE builds upon the success of past conferences through the work of many volunteers.
Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth
University of WA
ASILE 2020 Committee and Sponsors