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To promote high quality teaching and learning of Languages other than English by representing and supporting language teachers.

To strive for the studies of Languages to be universally accessible to all students at all levels of learning.

About MLTAV:

The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV Inc.) is a professional association for language teachers, and is the umbrella organisation for approximately twenty Single Language Associations (SLAs) in Victoria.

In cooperation with the SLAs and other partner organisations, MLTAV supports teachers and learners of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) throughout Victoria by providing quality services, including Professional Learning opportunities, advocacy and consultancy. The MLTAV aims to encourage and promote the learning of LOTE as an essential part of the school curriculum.

The MLTAV is an association of LOTE educators in Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary institutions, from all sectors - Government, Catholic and Independent.

The MLTAV is part of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA Inc.), which is the national professional body representing teachers of all Languages in Australia. The MLTAV also has representation on the Victorian Ministerial Advisory Council on Languages Other Than English (MACLEM) and Languages Forum.

The MLTAV takes an active role as part of the Council of Professional Teaching Associations of Victoria (CPTAV).



The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV Inc.) has developed a Strategic Plan for the Association for a three year period. This Strategic Plan details MLTAV's primary goals and proposed actions for key focus areas. The document is a work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis. Feedback to the document from MLTAV members is welcome and can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

MLTAV Strategic Plan 2016-18 document

MLTAV Strategic Plan 2015-17 document

MLTAV Strategic Plan 2013-15 document

MLTAV Strategic Plan 2012-14 document

MLTAV Strategic Plan 2009-11 document

MLTAV Position Paper UPDATED: Australian Curriculum for Languages


The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is responsible for developing the Australian Curriculum, whilst implementation decisions rest with individual States and Territories. To date the Victorian government has made no commitment to implementing the Australian Curriculum for Languages, a situation which is of very serious concern to the MLTAV.

The UPDATED Position Paper - version 2 July 2014 (pdf 244.01 Kb DOWNLOAD HERE) was developed by the Committee of the MLTAV and we welcome feedback by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


  1. The MLTAV hopes to promote discussion of current issues amongst Languages professionals, particularly around the implementation of the Australian Curriculum for Languages in Victoria.

  2. In the lead-up to the Victorian election this year, the MLTAV urges its members to lobby their local politicians regarding a timely decision/future commitment by the Victorian government with regard to implementation. We hope that the Position Paper will assist you in this process.

  3. The MLTAV 2014 Annual Conference 'A Vote for Languages' included a panel discussion with politicians who were asked, amongst other matters, to outline their party's commitment to the implementation of the Australian Curriculum for Languages in Victoria. A full report on the panel discussion was published recently in the MLTAV Journal Languages Victoria, which all members receive as part of their membership entitlements.