Community Languages Australia

Australian Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations Inc.

Where language and culture come together

Community Languages Australia - AFESA (short CLA) represents all community language school state and territory federations and associations at a national level.

News

Minister Tudge's Media Release on Funding for Community Language Schools

A total of 364 community language schools across Australia will receive a base payment of $1,500 and a per capita payment of up to $60,000 in grant funding. The grants can be used to support their operational costs such as staff wages, teaching materials and resources, as well as professional development programs. Please read the Hon Alan Tudge MP's full release here.

All CL School Teachers - Invitation to Contribute to National Languages Strategy (AFMLTA) - Survey I NOW OPEN

An important opportunity for community language schools to contribute. Teachers of languages in schools or community language programs are encouraged to participate in a series of 3 online surveys to be conducted across Semester 2, 2020 to inform development of the national plan and strategy.

National Project - The Commonwealth Funded CLA for the Coordination and Support of Community Languages

CLA is funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to deliver a 4 years project 2019-2022. Specifics are outlined in this article and in the attached project plan.

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

L2, 189 Faraday St,
Carlton Vic 3053


Email: abubaker.fahry.f@esav.org.au
Phone: (03) 9349-2683
Fax: (03) 9349-26893