Language skills are amazing things and sometimes they seem almost to creep up on some people. Melbourne's own Ben McMahon was in a serious car accident and ended up in a coma. On waking from his coma, he began speaking Chinese - and not English - much to the surprise of his family. He has since kept improving his Chinese language skills and has become a TV sensation in China - where he co-comperes a TV show in Chinese! With a potential TV audience of 1.3 billion people, it looks like Ben has his career mapped out for him.
In this video clip, we follow the story form coma to TV star.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL WHO ATTENDED The XV National Community Languages School Conference was held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in Brisbane. Over 120 teachers from over 30 communities from around Australia attended.
The winners of the third annual SBS National Languages Competition have been announced. Here they share their passion for learning another tongue.
MEDIA RELEASE: 14TH NATIONAL COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN PERTH -- AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS
The 14th National Community Languages Schools Conference held in Perth on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Community Catholic Education Centre, attracted over 200 participants from over 30 communities - a collage of language and cultural backgrounds.