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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

GLOVAL CALL TO ACTION FOR HERITAGE LANGUAGE EDUCAITON Let's spark large-scale change together

HOME AFFAIRS FUNDING PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

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

National Community Language Schools Day

Every year, on the third Saturday of May, is National Community Languages Schools Day.

QUALITY ASSURANCE FRAMEWORK

Throughout 2022-2023, an extensive review of the Quality Assurance Framework was undertaken.

The outcome was a revised, more user-friendly Framework, including a range of tools – promotional explainer video was produced involving testimonials from schools that have already used the Framework or are seeking to use it, an online quiz to assess your community language school’s readines


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTORS

A significant part of the work of CLA and its Members in S&T is to deliver professional development to teachers and instructors nationally.

The purpose is to upskill our teachers and instructors in teaching methodology in language education.

There are regular professional development sessions in S&T and nationally. More extensive training courses of 30-60 hours are delivered through universities.

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CHILD SAFETY TRAINING

Since the introduction of the new Child Safe Standards, CLA Child Safe and Compliance Officer has been extremely busy reviewing and updating all relevant documents in accordance with the new legislation.

List of updated child safety documents:

● Child Safety Policy

● Code of Conduct

● Student Safety and Staff Welfare Manual

● Child Safe Officer Job Description

● Reference Check Form Sampl

Contact Us

Community Languages Australia

Executive Officer: Fahry Abubaker

L2, 189 Faraday St,
Carlton Vic 3053


Email: abubaker.fahry.f@communitylanguages.org.au
Phone: (03) 9349-2683
Fax: (03) 9349-26893