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ESAV OFFICE CLOSING DATES

The Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria office will be closed from December 18th till January 18th 2016.

However for urgent matter please contact Mr Stefan Romaniw on 0419531255 or Mr Fahry Abubaker 0422178062.


ESAV End of Year Message

What an exciting, successful and busy year it was …

ESAV has conducted many successful activities this year; here is a snapshot:

  • Membership record (204 schools)
  • 700 teachers attended the Professional Developments Sessions
  • 293 successfully completed the Teacher Training Courses
  • 124 completed the First Aid, Anaphylaxis and Asthma Courses
  • 34 successfully completed the Cert IV in Community Languages Teaching
  • 509 attended the 2015 Victorian Community Languages Schools Conference
  • 69 VCE Single Language Provider


ESAV also assisted Community Languages Schools with:
  • Grant Application
  • Schools Accreditation
  • Rental
  • Conflicts


2016 will also be a busy and hopefully successful year, we have plan for many activities.
As for this year which is nearly ending, some schools are busy preparing for 2016 while others are ready to enjoy the end of year holiday and upcoming celebrations. I wish you all colleagues, teachers, administrators, principals, parents and of course our students, the best in the coming festive seasons and look forward to working with you in 2016.

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2016 Grant Application for Community Languages School

Prior to the beginning of Term 1, 2016, accredited organisations will receive, via email, an Excel spreadsheet containing the school’s 2015 student enrolment data. This spreadsheet will only contain student data that the Department was able to confirm through its verification process.

To claim the per capita funding for 2016, organisations will be required to:
  • 1. Delete 2015 Year 12 school students from the spreadsheet
  • 2. Confirm and/or amend existing student details
  • 3. Add new eligible students to the spreadsheet.

Further details and instructions will be sent to all accredited organisations in January 2016.
For all CLS queries please email: community.languages@edumail.vic.gov.au


Deputy Premier and Minister for Education - Support for languages education

The Education State sets out the Andrews Labor Government's commitment to support all students to reach their potential by giving them access to quality education regardless of their location, learning needs or backgrounds. This includes expanding and strengthening languages programs in Victorian schools.

Language education is one of the eight learning areas that all Vcitorian are required...

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2015 German Saturday School Open Day

Saturday 12th September 2015
The German Saturday School is once again having an Open Day on the 12th September 2015 at Clifton Hill Primary School, 185 Gold St, Clifton Hill VIC, 3068
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SEMESTER 2 ACTIVITIES:




Cert IV in Community Languages Teaching


Community Languages Australia has embarked on another professional development initiative to assist community language teachers. The Certificate IV in Community Languages Teaching is now taking enrolments for Semester 2, 2015. This course will assist participants to develop necessary skills to work effectively across a range of teaching activities and provide quality teaching and learning outcomes at your school.
Please read the information carefully and consider whether you wish to apply. Places are limited so it is important to review the material below before expressing interest.



2015 Victorian Community Languages Schools Conference

Saturday July 4th, 2015 at Storey Hall, RMIT

Over 500 participants listened to the Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino offer the Andrews’ Government support for languages education and for community language schools.
Inga Peulich Shadow Spokesperson for Multicultural affairs also spoke about the importance of languages in building communities and offered the State Opposition’s support. Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Finance Robin Scott sent a strong message of support.
An array of speakers including Dr Marian Gindidis – Monash University , Stefan Romaniw Community Languages Australia , Nic Abbey VICCSO, Dr Lynda Sydor Petkovic Geelong ECC, Dr Teresa De Fazio Coordinator of the Cert IV Program spoke about the future the challenges and the opportunities in the community languages education sector. Their presentations will be posted on our website as will a full wrap up of the conference. Tassos Douvartzides Chair of AFESA offered a vote of thanks. AFESA Council members from throughout Australia also attended.
Also in attendance were OMI (WA) representatives Catherine Colvin and two teachers from WA community languages schools who were awarded bursaries to attend.
A wide range of workshops were presented by highly professional group of presenters.
Multicultural Arts Victoria provided the cultural entertainment. A highly successful conference supported by highly committed and dedicated teachers and instructors who work in their community for their community and for Victoria and Australia.

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NEW CLS GRANT PROCESS:


    New process for 2015, DET is trialling of an electronic CLS student data collection process for 2015 to:
    • Improve and streamline the per capita funding process
    • Reduce manual processing, allowing for quicker and more efficient processing of data
    • Eliminate anomalies that may be missed through manual checking
    • Enable earlier calculation and payment of grant entitlement to CLS than is currently possible
    • Save resources and time for all

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CERT IV IN COMMUNITY LANGUAGES TEACHING:


Community Languages Australia has embarked on another professional development initiative to assist community language teachers. We are pleased to announce the Certificate IV in Community Languages Teaching course. This course will assist participants to develop necessary skills to work effectively across a range of teaching activities.
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PROMINENT AUSTRALIANS TO BECOME LANGUAGE AMBASSADORS

Community Languages Australia, with support of the Victorian Government and the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, is proud to launch loveoflanguage.com.au a motivational, aspirational website aimed at promoting the learning of language. As a communication tool, it sits within the Victorian Government’s Vision For Languages Education 2013-25.. ..
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Activity Calendar
 

  NOV

  17 TUE

PD: Firing-up all Community Languages Classrooms with WBT - Whole Brain Teaching!

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  NOV

  16 MON

PD: Getting the most out of your senior language students Years 10 - 12 Languages Teachers

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  OCT

  26 MON

PD: Understanding the AusVELS curriculum

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  Oct

  20 TUE

Training course: LOTE Methodology Vietnamese Ph 1&2

Victoria Uni, Footscray Campus

  OCT

  15 THU

PD: Classroom Activities to stimulate Students

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  OCT

  07 WED

PD: Classroom Management

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  Sep

  15 MON

Training course: LOTE Methodology Course

Deakin Uni, Burwood Campus

  SEP

  08 TUE

PD: The detailed study and preparing for the end of year of year examinations

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  Sep

  4 FRI

Training course: LOTE Methodology Chinese Ph2

RMIT Uni, City Campus

  Sep

  2 WED

Training course: LOTE Methodology Chinese Ph1

RMIT Uni, City Campus

  Sep

  2 WED

Training course: LOTE Methodology Prep - YR10

Monash Uni, Clayton Campus

  Sep

  1 TUE

Training course: LOTE Methodology Kinder - YR6

Monash Uni, Clayton Campus

  AUG

  31 MON

PD: Enhancing intercultural awareness in teaching Vietnamese as a second language in Australia

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  AUG

  30 SUN

First Aid Level 2 Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

  AUG

  30 SUN

Anaphylaxis Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

  AUG

  30 SUN

Asthma Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

  AUG

  24 MON

PD: Interactive activities in the language classroom

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

  MAY

  12 TUE

Training course: VUT Uni LOTE Methodology - Phase 1&2 - Vietnamese

Victoria Uni, Footscray Campus

  MAR

  18 WED

Training course: RMIT Uni LOTE Methodology - Ph 1 - English

RMIT Uni, City Campus

  MAR

  18 WED

Training course: RMIT Uni LOTE Methodology - Ph 1 - Chinese

RMIT Uni, City Campus

  MAR

  17 TUE

Training course: Deakin Uni LOTE Methodology - Ph 1 - English

Deakin Uni, Burwood Campus

  MAR

  17 TUE

Training course: Monash Uni LOTE Methodology Prep (Foundation) to Year 10 including CLIL

Monash Uni, Clayton Campus

  APR

  12 SUN

First Aid Level 2 Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

  APR

  12 SUN

Anaphylaxis Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

  APR

  12 SUN

Asthma Training

Statewide Resource Centre, Carlton at 8.00am

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Greek 38 9,968
Vietnamese 16 6,122
Arabic 22 3,136
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