Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.


State Funeral Service for Stefan Romaniw, OAM

Words fail to describe our deep emotions and sentiments in informing you of the sad, sudden and the unexpected passing of our esteemed Stefan Romaniw OAM on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

National CLS Sector Perspectives 2024 - Your Insights Are Needed!

AFESA-CLA is undertaking a short Research Project on Imagining the Future of Community Language Schools in the Australian Landscape.

The purpose of this research is to examine the trends in community language schools, how we can promote our work and what strategies should we employ to become more effective providers of language education.

Share your voice about pre-school community language programs

Sydney University is conducting a study of students under 5 accessing community language programs across Australia, teacher training on ECE pedagogies, and skills and resources needed to support teaching and learning activities for CLS catering for children under 5.

SBS - Embrace Your Mother Tongue: Celebrate International World Mother Language Day

Today is World Mother Language Day, and I know through meetings with language communities across Australia that language retention is important to many of you. It is about heritage, culture, and communicating with relatives in the homeland. The reasons are many but the passion for keeping your mother language alive is strong regardless of where you are from

Global Call to Action for HL Education


National Multicultural Festival 2024, Canberra, ACT

T?his year's festival was the 2nd year running for the ACT Community Language Schools Association to co-ordinate the Languages Showcase at the National Multicultural Festival. The National Multicultural Festival is an iconic 3-day event that brings together more than 170 multicultural communities in the ACT Region to celebrate their traditions, cultures and languages through singing, dancing and storytelling, food, art and costumes.


On Monday, 28 August 2023, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Andrew Giles announced the $15m Funding Program for Community Languages Schools. The program is for two years

Meeting with VCE Providers in Victoria - VRQA Minimum Standards

Meeting with VCE Providers in Victoria - VRQA Minimum Standards

Community Languages Australia - Council Meeting

Council Meeting Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 8.30pm to 9.30pm Zoom Meeting

Community Languages Australia - Council Meeting

COUNCIL MEETING Monday, December 11, 2023, 8.30pm to 9.30pm Zoom Meeting

2023 Art Showcase - South Australia

The 2023 Art Showcase exhibited the work of 70 children from 14 CLSs. Through these pieces, children celebrated the diversity of our schools and spoke about the importance of learning language.

Multicultural Festival 2023

On Sunday 12th November, Community Language Schools SA was part of the 2023 Multicultural Festival that took place in Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga. It was a beautiful day celebrating interculturalism through respect and understanding.

ACT Annual Dinner 2023

ACT Annual Dinner 2023 Saturday, November 18th 2023 Ruby Chinese Restaurant, 18 Woolley Street, Dickson, ACT

Community Languages Australia - National Conference

In late September, CLSSA hosted a two-day conference at the University of Adelaide campus. This was the first time since 2012 that South Australia had the honor of arranging the National Community Language Conference.

Community Languages Australia - Council Meeting

Council Meeting Friday, September 22, 2023 2.45pm to 4.45pm The University of Adelaide, SA

Second Workshop on New Funding Model in ACT

The Second Workshop on the New Funding Model for ACT Community Language Schools held on Monday 28th August, 2023, from 6 pm - 8 pm. Function Room, level 2, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, CMAG Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT.

CLA Council Meeting

CLA COUNCIL MEETING Friday, July 7, 2023, 4.00pm to 6.30pm Best Western Hotel, Carlton

Community Languages Australia - Council Meeting

CONTINUATION AGM AND COUNCIL MEETING Friday, July 7, 2023 4.00pm to 6.30pm Best Western Hotel, Carlton

Contact Us

Community Languages Australia

Executive Officer: Fahry Abubaker

L2, 189 Faraday St,
Carlton Vic 3053

Phone: (03) 9349-2683
Fax: (03) 9349-26893