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

SBS - Embrace Your Mother Tongue: Celebrate International World Mother Language Day

Today is World Mother Language Day, and I know through meetings with language communities across Australia that language retention is important to many of you. It is about heritage, culture, and communicating with relatives in the homeland. The reasons are many but the passion for keeping your mother language alive is strong regardless of where you are from

Global Call to Action for HL Education

GLOVAL CALL TO ACTION FOR HERITAGE LANGUAGE EDUCAITON Let's spark large-scale change together

HOME AFFAIRS FUNDING PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

On Monday, 28 August 2023, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, The Hon Andrew Giles announced the $15m Funding Program for Community Languages Schools. The program is for two years

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

50 Languages Offered
2733 Total Students
55 Total Schools
405 Toal Teachers

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New South Wales

56 Languages Offered
38528 Total Students
318 Total Schools
3000 Toal Teachers
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Northern Territory

7 Languages Offered
562 Total Students
13 Total Schools
67 Toal Teachers
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Queensland

20 Languages Offered
5300 Total Students
39 Total Schools
339 Toal Teachers

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South Australia

46 Languages Offered
8120 Total Students
94 Total Schools
701 Toal Teachers

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Tasmania

6 Languages Offered
196 Total Students
11 Total Schools
45 Toal Teachers

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Victoria

51 Languages Offered
44,564 Total Students
206 Total Schools
2960 Total Teachers
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Western Australia

17  Languages Offered
5347 Total Students
47  Total Schools
343 Toal Teachers

Contact Us

Community Languages Australia

Executive Officer: Fahry Abubaker

L2, 189 Faraday St,
Carlton Vic 3053


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