Awards

The MLTAV is extremely proud of its heritage and grateful to all who have, from its inception in 1947, voluntarily given of their time and shared their expertise, experience, passion and drive. This ensures that the teaching of Languages continues to be a core element of the curriculum, opening doors to great educational, professional and personal opportunities and experiences for all learners.

MLTAV Patrons

The MLTAV has grown significantly since its foundation in 1947. The Association’s achievements, such as ongoing advocacy for Languages education and support of Language teachers through quality professional learning, is a testament to a great many people who have given so much over so many years.
Special acknowledgement must be given to those who worked tirelessly around the time of the Associations’ foundation and the following years, to ensure that once firmly established, it evolved into an effective, respected body in the educational arena. To this end, it is important that thanks be offered to the extraordinary individuals who are recognised as the Patrons of the Association:

Emeritus Professor A.R. Chisholm
Mr. Manuel Gelman

  

The MLTAV continues to recognise significant contributions to the field of languages education through two awards:

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership is awarded for dedicated, significant and effective contribution to the work of the MLTAV over an extended period.

MLTAV Certificate of Merit

Certificates of Merit are awarded for outstanding contribution to languages teaching in Victoria over an extended period, that has significantly influenced the pattern and/or quality of language teaching and learning in Victoria in some beneficial way and for active involvement in the work of the MLTAV or a Single Language Teacher Association (SLA). In exceptional circumstances this award may also be made to someone who is not or has not been and would not normally be expected to be or to have been a member of the MLTAV or an SLA or to have contributed directly to the MLTAV.

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership has been awarded to the following Languages educators for dedicated, significant and effective contribution to the work of the MLTAV over an extended period.

  • Geoff Adams
  • lan Adams
  • Kevin Adams
  • Jim Bland (dec)
  • Gabriella Bertolissi 2020
  • Heather Brown 2019
  • Prof Michael Clyne (dec) 2009
  • Keith Corcoran (dec)
  • Denis Cunningham 2009
  • Faye Ennis-Harris (dec) 2008
  • Andrew Ferguson 2011
  • Margaret Gearon
  • Adrienne Horrigan
  • Keith Horwood (dec)
  • Ruben Ketchell
  • Dr Lynette Martin
  • Megan McLaughlin 2009
  • Frank Milne (dec)
  • Wendy Morris 2008
  • Terry Quinn (dec)
  • Alan Shugg (dec)
  • Lance Vertigan (dec)
  • Jim Wheeler (dec)
  • Geoff Adams
  • lan Adams
  • Kevin Adams
  • Jim Bland (dec)
  • Gabriella Bertolissi – 2020
  • Heather Brown 2019
  • Prof Michael Clyne (dec) – 2009
  • Keith Corcoran (dec)
  • Denis Cunningham – 2009
  • Faye Ennis-Harris – 2008
  • Andrew Ferguson 2011
  • Adrienne Horrigan
  • Keith Horwood (dec)
  • Dr Margaret Gearon
  • Ruben Ketchell
  • Dr Lynette Martin
  • Megan McLaughlin -2009
  • Frank Milne (dec)
  • Wendy Morris 2008
  • Terry Quinn (dec)
  • Alan Shugg (dec)
  • Lance Vertigan (dec)
  • Jim Wheeler (dec)

Certificates of Merit

Certificates of Merit have been awarded to the following Languages educators

2017

  • Brigitte Ankenbrand
  • Ferdinando Colarossi
  • Jaclyn Curnow
  • Lucie Dickens
  • Maria Dikaiou
  • Kathleen Duquemin
  • Khalaf Greis
  • Nathan Lane
  • Frank Merlino
  • Stuart Miller
  • Nancy Posterino
  • 2011

  • Karlis Bremanis
  • Sadriani Kerta
  • Philippe Vallantin
  • Tina Wilkinson
  • 2010

  • Eva Anderson
  • Michael Keast
  • Manthos (Matthew) Kokkinakis
  • 2009

  • Egon Vetter
  • Nicholas Zarkadas
  • 2008

  • Aleksandra (Sasha) Ceferin
  • Flora Osorio
  • 2007

    60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Awards

    On April 27 at the Diamond Jubilee Dinner, as part of the 2007 celebrations of 60 years of service to teachers of Languages in Victoria, the MLTAV bestowed the following Certificates of Merit:

  • lan Adams
  • Liz Aird
  • Gretchen Bennett
  • Heather Brown
  • Keith Corcoran
  • Dr Teresa De Fazio
  • Maree Dellora
  • Marlene Dingle
  • Anne Eckstein
  • Gunta Eglite
  • Christine EkinSmyth
  • Kylie Farmer
  • Joseph Favrin
  • Andrew Ferguson
  • Doris Frank
  • Catherine Gosling
  • Dina Guest
  • Dr Judy Hajdu
  • Maria Hohlweg
  • Adrienne Horrigan
  • Madeleine Jenkins
  • Jacqueline Love
  • Dr Lynette Martin
  • Roxy McGuire
  • Wendy Morris
  • Liz Ray
  • Pat Ritter
  • Pauline Rogan
  • Brigitte Schmelzle
  • Eva Schulz
  • Pamela Spiegel
  • Jillian Symons
  • Elaine Tarran
  • Paulene Webster
  • Veronica Wood
  • Scholarships

    The MLTAV has been grateful for the support received from generous benefactors to enable
    scholarships to be made available to MLTAV members.

    The Professor Michael Clyne Memorial Study Scholarship

    This scholarship was generously supported by the family of Professor Michael Clyne. From 2011 to 2021 a sum of $1,000 was made available biennially to assist a teacher of Languages to pursue further formal academic study relating to the teaching of Languages in Victoria.

    E K Horwood Memorial Travel Scholarship

    This scholarship was a fitting tribute to the memory of Keith Horwood, the foundation organising secretary of the AFMLTA who passed away suddenly in 1974. The scholarship was a sum of $1,000 made available biennially to assist an MLTAV member with expenses associated with gaining in-country experience in the language and culture of a country whose language they are teaching.

    Award nomination and selection process

     

    Award nominations may be made by a current MLTAV/SLA member and must be seconded by a member of the MLTAV Executive or a member of an SLA Executive Committee.

    Nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form and be accepted in writing by the nominee. The nomination must contain all required information including the reasons that justify the award, an outline of the nominee’s career with particular reference to contributions relevant to the criteria, and a proposed citation.

    Nominations are to be submitted to the MLTAV Secretary and confidentiality is to be observed throughout the process.
    Members of the MLTAV Executive, plus one eminent person other than a language teacher or language academic will consider nominations and make decisions against the published criteria.
    A unanimous decision must be reached for an award to be approved.
    Approved nominations are then forwarded by the Secretary, to the MLTAV Committee for endorsement.
    Two thirds majority support by a secret ballot process is required for an award to be granted.

    All nominees will be notified of the outcome of their nomination by the MLTAV President.
    Successful nominees will be provided with a copy of the draft citation for approval, and details of the presentation arrangements.
    The awards will be presented by the MLTAV President at the MLTAV Annual General Meeting or at another suitable occasion such as the MLTAV Conference.