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Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) - Support for language programs, professional learning, school and curriculum support documents.
Catholic Education Office of Melbourne (CEOM) - Languages - Finding Your Voice: F-12 Strategy for Victorian Catholic Schools
Independent Schools Victoria - Information about grants, programs and the LOTE newsletter
Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) - Links to support for and implementation of VELS and CSF II
Victorian School of Languages (VSL) - Information about enrolment, publications and professional development
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)
Languages Open the Door to a Bigger World - this project was carried out on behalf of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations by the Asia Education Foundation (AEF) in partnership with the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA). It was funded as a national project through the School Languages Programme. The website: 1. highlights the intercultural, intellectual and vocational benefits of learning languages to a range of key stakeholders 2. reinforces existing positive attitudes to languages education and assist in culture change in schools and school communities where there are negative attitudes; and 3. provides education authorities, schools and teachers with effective promotion and communication materials and products which can be used for a variety of purposes.
Making Multicultural Australia for the 21st Century - one of Australia's leading sources of quality educational resources on multiculturalism. Teaching resources and strategies to understand cultural diversity and tolerance. More than 3500 pages of articles, research, teacher guides, lesson plans, audio interviews, video clips, Australian multicultural artworks.
Community Languages Australia - Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools and Associations (AFESA) - Information about enrolment, publications and professional development
Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACC), The University of Melbourne - Information about the Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication, including a list of workshops offered in school programs
A Rationale for Language Learning in the 21st Century - written by Angela Scarino, Jim Dellitt, and David Vale from the Modern Language Teachers Associaton of South Australia (MLTASA) website.
National Statement and Plan for Languages Education in Australian Schools 2005-2008.
National Statement on Languages - an abridged version of the National Statement on Languages, useful for you in promoting LOTE in your schools (from the Curriculum Leadership electronic journal, Volume 4 Issue 27, August 18, 2006)
National Asian Languages and Studies in Australian Schools Strategy (NALSAS), Australian Government - Although this project was completed in 2003, there is still a wealth of documents promoting languages in schools
The National Centre for Languages (CiLT, UK) - A very impressive collection of ideas and resources for promoting languages
Languages Work (CiLT, UK) - This website is the online information portal supporting a wide range of products designed to show the true value of languages in the workplace and beyond. The information is tailored to serve four key groups, from young student through to adults.
Routes into Languages - The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) agreed to fund a programme to encourage the take-up of language courses in England. The resources are particularly impressive, including a Why study Languages? website.
European Union (EU): Education and Training - Languages - Interesting for comparing policies and strategies for promoting languages
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) - Discover Languages is a national campaign built on the American Year of Languages 2005 - this website offers a wealth of promotional material for languages
National Council for State Supervisors For Languages (NCSSFL) - This website offers a wealth of promotional material for promoting languages
Is Bilingualism Valued in the US Labor Market? - A study conducted by the Workforce Language Service which revealed that second language skills could increase earnings in particular geographic areas and in certain occupations in the US.
USA Dept of Defense Initiative - foreign language and cultural expertise initiative (announced in 2005)
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills - This organization aims to bring 21st Century Skills to every child in America by serving as a catalyst for change in teaching and assessment and as an advocate among education policy makers through a unique partnership among education, business, and government.
Vistawide - a good listing of 10 reasons why you should be learning languages
Californian Language Teacher's Association (CLTA) Advocacy - an interesting set of links, especially with regard to understanding the Amercian context
Learn a Foreign Language Blog - All about learning foreign langauges, the benefits of learning a language, and the best ways to go about learning them. A source of aid and comfort for language buffs of all ages, abilities, and nationalities.
Foreign Languages: An Essential Core Experience - A site with lots of links to research on the coginitive and academic benefits of language learning.
Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH) - The Foreign Language Teaching Forum is an integrated service for FL teachers including this WWW site, the email LISTSERV Academic Discussion List, list archives, and the FLNews. Our topic is foreign language teaching methods for all levels and all languages including school/college articulation, training of student teachers, classroom activities, curriculum, and syllabus design. Students in teacher training programs, teachers both new and experienced, administrators, and other professionals interested in any aspect of foreign language teaching are invited to participate in the discussions.