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Amelia Rawson

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Amelia Rawson

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

I am currently studying Asian Studies and Law at the Australian National University, majoring in Japanese. I first fell in love with the Japanese language in primary school, though as I proceeded to higher levels of education I began to notice the lack of Asian language resources in my rural area.

I have an interest in linguistics, particularly second language acquisition, and how the law can be used to create systemic change. I’m passionate about improving Australia’s Asian language education through increasing access to resources and investigating the most effective means of teaching. Through my study in Japan, I hope to gain insight into different language teaching methods and learn how to create language programs that achieve fluency and strengthen cultural ties.

Outside of my study, I sing in choir, participate in theatre, and am currently pursuing operatic training. I enjoy most all handicrafts, particularly sewing, knitting, painting and woodworking.

Skills & Expertise

  • Japanese language and culture
  • Linguistics
  • Second language acquisition
  • Legal systems
  • Classical singing

"Now that I have access to a network of aspirational people, I’ve gained increased conviction that I can bring my goal of improving Asian language education to fruition."


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