Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.



Australia's newest Language Ambassadors with be announced today Monday, October 27 at 6.00pm at The launch of a new website Love of Language - The site will be launched by The Hon Martin Dixon, Minister For Education, and The Hon Matthew Guy, Minister for Planning, Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. in Queen's Hall, Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update October 2014

An update with some information about language-related activities and issues that may be of interest:

SA Ethnic Schools Children's Day

Celebrating our involvement in Children's Week since 1989

Can one swear "appropriately" A comparison of swearing in English L1 and English LX users

To date, relatively little research has been carried out on multilinguals' swearing behaviour (see however Dewaele, 2004, 2010, 2013).

"The two faces of Janus? Enjoyment and Anxiety among Foreign Language Learners".

​Are enjoyment and anxiety comparable to the two faces of Janus; that is, are they the two sides of the same coin? Research often has described emotions on a bipolar continuum, with positive and negative emotions at opposite ends.

Symposium - Can we talk? Well, can we?

A one-day symposium that explores what it means to be a multilingual society.

Exciting new Cricket Program - Cricket Smart

Cricket Australia in partnership with education specialists has developed Cricket Smart to help create a fun and engaging learning environment across Australian schools.

Queensland Cultural Diversity Policy

The Queensland Government's vision for cultural diversity is to provide equality of opportunity for all Queenslanders so that each and every person can participate in our strong economy and enjoy our vibrant society.

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update July 2014

An update with some information about language-related activities and issues that may be of interest:

  • Community interpreter training info sessions, Thursday 31 July or Saturday 2 August
  • LANGUAGE COURSES in the ACT enrolling now
  • Talks to parent groups about languages
  • Bilingualism workshop MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY 8 August
  • Closure of mylanguage website (


Four Languages Curricula made available in the Australian Curriculum

A Significant Moment in Australian Education History: Four Languages Curricula made available in the Australian Curriculum


Theme: Community Languages Schools Where language and culture come together -Strengthening quality provision

The Premier's Harmony Dinner

Six citizens were honoured on 10 April 2014 for their exemplary service to multicultural communities in NSW at the Premier's Harmony Dinner - an event which culminates the NSW Government's Multicultural March celebrations.

The Winners of the Premier's Multicultural Community Medals received their awards in front of over 900 guests at Rosehill Racecourse attending the gala evening, including Fe

Spain and Italy: Cultural Conversations,

the Cultural Conversations program to be held here at the NGV on Wednesday, 30 July.

The program includes a curator talk, exhibition viewing and an in-depth presentation on the NGV’s Banquet of Cleopatra.There will be also a lecture by Professor Alfredo Martínez-Expósito, Head of the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, on the Baroque in Spanish contemporary

CLA Executive Director Stefan Romaniw attends NSWFCLS Annual Dinner

CLA Executive Director Stefan Romaniw attended the NSWFCLS Annual Dinner and Teacher Presentations held in Sydney on Saturday June 25 2014

The Premier of NSW Mike Baird, Minister for Citizenship The Hon Victor Dominello attended and spoke about the important role community languages schools

CLA Executive Director Stefan Romaniw hold meetings in South Australia

CLA Executive Director Stefan Romaniw has spent two days in Adelaide this week (June 30, July 1) conducting a range of meetings to promote ethnic schools and community languages school and suggesting the strengthening of a range of partnerships. A State Round table will be held later this year with key stakeholders hosted by the Lieutenant General Mr Hieu Van Le with the participation of the M


Theme - Community Languages Schools

Where language and culture come together -

Strengthening quality provision

Saturday July, 5, 2014

Story Hall, RMIT University

Swanston Street, Melbourne

9.30am – 4.30 pm

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Snippets for Bilingual Families Issue 2014 / 3

  • German Film Festival
  • German teachers needed
  • Spanish children's books
  • Spanish playgroup
  • Useful Norwegian link
  • Bilingual story times
  • Creative workshops for German-speaking kids (VIC)
  • Geckos - German community school (VIC)
  • Polly Possum bilingual e-books for children
  • Where to learn German in Victoria?
  • Community events suitable for children (VIC)
  • Learn faster with gestures

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Community Languages Australia

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Carlton Vic 3053

Phone: (03) 9349-2683
Fax: (03) 9349-26893