Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say

Cutting Asian language courses at Australian universities hurting students’ job prospects, experts say

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Axing of four subjects in 2021 a ‘crisis’ that will disadvantage businesses in the future, says president of Asian Studies Association of Australia

Australian universities are failing students and leaving them unprepared for the future job market by cutting courses in Asian languages, according to teachers and experts.

Four university-level Asian language subjects have been cut in 2021 as universities cope with the ongoing economic impact of the Covid pandemic.

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