The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment has engaged the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) to undertake this project with key stakeholders, nationally.
The purpose of this project is to develop a National Languages Plan and Strategy for languages education in Australia. The objective is to support the Australian Government efforts to increase the uptake of language learning in schools.
Teachers of languages and all interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in online Foucs Groups to be conducted during August – September 2021 to inform development of the national plan and strategy.
A number of 1-hour Focus Group sessions will be held online through August and September 2021 as part of the consultation processes for the National Languages Plan and Strategy Project .
The Focus Groups will provide opportunities for teachers and other stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft goals and recommendations to be included in the development of the National Languages Plan and Strategy.
Teachers of all languages and stakeholders interested in Languages Education in Australia can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in a Focus Group. Each Focus Group will have a maximum of 30 participants.
Select the Focus Group session that reflects your context then register your Expression of Interest (EOI) via the link below.
4 August 4pm AEST: Language teacher in Queensland
4 August 6pm AEST: Language teacher in Victoria
9 August 4pm AEST: Teacher in a community language school
9 August 6pm AEST: Language teacher in New South Wales
17 August 4pm AEST: Language teacher in Tasmania
17 August 6pm AEST: Teacher in a community language school
25 August 4pm AEST: Auslan teacher (interpreter present)
25 August 6pm AEST: Teacher in a community language school
2 Sept 4pm AEST: Language teacher in Australian Capital Territory
2 Sept 4pm AWST: Language teacher in Western Australia
6 Sept 4pm AEST: Language teacher in Queensland or Victoria
6 Sept 6pm AEST: Teacher in a community language school
14 Sept 4pm AEST: Language teacher in New South Wales
14 Sept 6pm AEST: Teacher of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander language
22 Sept 6pm ACST: Language teacher in Northern Territory or South Australia
22 Sept 6pm AEST: Teacher in a community language school
Teachers of all languages in schools or community language centres are encouraged to participate in Teacher Survey 3 to contribute data about resources used by Langauges teachers in their teaching and learning programs.
This Survey is NOW OPEN.
This data collection phase is part of the broader project the AFMLTA is conducting for the Australian Government which involves developing a National Languages Plan and Strategy for languages education in Australia.
This research project has been approved by the University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (# 202799).
Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and all information provided will remain anonymous (the names of individual schools and participating teachers are not collected).
Sherryl Saunders, AFMLTA Project Director
Kylie Farmer, AFMLTA Project Manager
Andrew Scrimgeour, Lead Researcher, University of South Australia
Anne-Marie Morgan, Lead Researcher, James Cook University
AFMLTA Project Director
m: 0409 878 091