Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.

The maintenance and promotion of healthy, respectful communication

Community Languages Australia (Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations) is an umbrella body designed to unite the ethnic schools/community languages schools of Australia, and the state-based bodies which serve as their administrators, consolidating them beneath a single, organizational banner. and in the process carrying out a number of crucial roles in the creation, maintenance, and profile of Australia’s over 1,000 community language schools, who provide language maintenance in 69 languages to in excess of 100,000 school age children.

National Coordination and Quality Assurance are a major part of our activities

News

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update December 2016

Some information about language-related activities and news, especially in the Canberra region

Effective learning networks and collaboration around outcomes - useful links and key success factors

In relation to how schools and stakeholders build effective learning networks and collaboration around outcomes, the following fourteen links may be of interest. With each link, a key success factor (for optimising collaboration, co-design, personalisation and outcomes in student learning, development, health and wellbeing) is also profiled (in green). All fourteen factors are included in a table at the end of the note.

Early Learning Languages Australia

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Turnbull Government is offering more than 300 preschools access to the expanded pilot of the Early Learning Languages programme and Polyglots apps, meaning around 10,000 pre-schoolers will be able to study Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French or Arabic.

Who we are

Community Languages Australia (Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations) is an umberrla body designed to unite the ethnic schools of Australia, and the state-based bodies which serve as their administrators, consolidating them beneath a single, organisational banner, and in the process carrying out a number of crucial roles in the creation, maintenance, and profile of Australia’s 700 community language schools authorities who conduct classes in over 1400 venues.

AFESA COUNCIL
Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations (Inc) trading as Community Languages Australia.
AFESA Council is elected by the members Associations (Refer to Constitution) , The Council is elected for a two year period. General Meetings are held annually to receive audited financial reports. The Council meets face to face a minimum of 3 times a year and communicates electronically and through teleconferences as required.

Its role is to; represent community languages schools

  • Promote community languages
  • Set policy to assist its membership
  • Coordinate national activity
  • Set frameworks to improve quality language education
  • Be an advocate for languages education and community languages schools

AFESA works in cooperation with the Australian Department of Education, which provide funding to assist in the national coordination and quality improvement in community languages schools.
AFESA also work in partnership with State Departments of Education, Departments of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. It also works in partnership with Community Language Schools Boards and Councils – in various jurisdictions

Executive Director Stefan Romaniw OAM 0419531255 sromaniw@bigpond.net.au

AFESA Council:

Our Projects and Resources

Community Languages Australia (Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations) is an umbrella body designed to unite the ethnic schools of Australia, and the state-based bodies which serve as their administrators, consolidating them beneath a single, organisational banner, and in the process carrying out a number of crucial roles in the creation, maintenance, and profile of Australia’s 1400 community language schools.

Statistical figures

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Australian Capital Territory

40 Languages Offered
1936 Total Students
50 Total Schools
250 Total Teachers
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New South Wales

56 Languages Offered
31,517 Total Students
256 Total Schools
2456 Toal Teachers
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Northern Territory

7 Languages Offered
1,500 Total Students
8 Total Schools
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Queensland

31 Languages Offered
6,234 Total Students
78 Total Schools
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South Australia

46 Languages Offered
7,712 Total Students
94 Total Schools
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Tasmania

6 Languages Offered
260 Total Students
15 Total Schools
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Victoria

45 Languages Offered
38,052 Total Students
190 Total Schools
3250 Total Teachers
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Western Australia

17 Languages Offered
25,117 Total Students
28 Total Schools

Contact Us

Community Languages Australia

150 Palmerston St
Carlton Vic 3053


Email: abubaker.fahry.f@esav.org.au
Phone: (03) 9349-2400
Fax: (03) 9347-7063