Victoria's communitylanguage schoolsteachers and instructors came out in force to attend the 2014STATECommunity languages school Conference held onSATURDAYJuly 5 2014 at RMIT Storey Hall.
Stefan Romaniw Executive Director of Community LanguagesAustraliawelcomedparticipantsand highlighted the important role community language schoolsPLAYin delivering languages education and multicultural policies.
He reinforced the Conference theme "communityLanguages Schools where language and culture come together - Strengthening quality provision"that schools must continue to provide quality programs.
The Conference organized by Community LanguagesAustraliaand the Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria attracted a record number ofparticipants.
Over 470 participants were addressed byHon Matthew Guy Minister for Planning and Multicultural Affairs. In opening the Conference, Minister Guy highlighted the VictorianSTATEGovernment's commitment to languages education. The Victorian Government provides per capitafundingsupport to schools,fundingfor Professional development and training. Community languages schools add to Victoria strength in diversity and contributed to a harmonious society.