The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment engaged the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) to undertake this project with key stakeholders, nationally.
The purpose of this project was to develop a National Languages Plan and Strategy for languages education in Australia. The objective was to support the Australian Government efforts to increase the uptake of language learning in schools.
Teachers of languages and interested stakeholders were involved in online Focus Groups during August-September 2021.
A National Summit was also held in July 2021 with representatives from jurisdictions and national organisations.
A Discussion Paper was developed in June 2021 to facilitate national stakeholder consultation on the development of the National Languages Plan and Strategy. The Discussion Paper includes four key sections:
Download the Discussion Paper (PDF) here.
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