ABOUT THIS PROJECT

OVERVIEW

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.

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVE

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.

CONSULTATION

Teachers of languages and interested stakeholders were involved in online Focus Groups during August-September.
A National Summit was also held in July 2021 with representatives from jurisdictions and national organisations.

Thank you to the hundreds of languages teachers and stakeholders from across Australia who have contributed their voice to the consultation phase of this project through the Teacher Surveys, National Summit and Focus Groups held during 2021. 

The valuable data collected is now being analysed and reviewed to inform the development of the National Plan and Strategy for languages education in Australia.
This document will be submitted to the Australian Government Department of Education Skills and Employment in May 2022. 

PROJECT TEAM

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

GET IN TOUCH

Sherryl Saunders,
AFMLTA Project Director
e: vicepresident@afmlta.asn.au
m: 0409 878 091