National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA)

Shanti presenting at the NAILA Awards Ceremony 2016. Photo: NAILA

The National Australia Indonesia Language Awards (NAILA) is an annual competition that rewards and fosters the development of Indonesian language learning in Australia at all levels.

NAILA has been a successful initiative of AIYA for the last two years.

Primary school students through to executive level speakers are invited to participate in the competition that culminates with a national awards ceremony and networking program. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their language skills, discuss bilateral issues and share traditional arts, culture and musical performances with the public.

Past NAILA awardees have included students learning Indonesian by distance education through to professionals working in government, academia and the arts.

NAILA’s mission is to incentivise language learning and reward high-level proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia which will encourage deeper communication, respect and understanding between our two nations.

Last updated on 25th February, 2017.