Community Languages Victoria Incorporated
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Community Languages Victoria (CLV) represents over 200 community language schools in Victoria.
Community language Schools provide quality languages educational and cultural maintenance programs to over 40,000 students in a range of 55 languages in Victoria (100,000 students nationally).
They are complementary providers of language education in mainstream schools.

Mainstream schools, community languages school and the Victorian School of Languages provide Victoria with a very important asset.
This asset is transferred into all walks of life and benefits all Australians.


Governance Documents


CLV's Objectives:

  • CLV strives to promote languages education through community languages program
  • CLV represents community languages schools on Government Boards and committees on behalf of community languages schools in Victoria
  • CLV coordinates their activity and works closely with the Department of Education to ensure CLS provide quality programs which are aligned with curriculum and standards frameworks


Why should my school become a member of CLV

  • Support for your activity
  • Opportunities to improve quality educational programs
  • Increased educational opportunities
  • Representation before Government
  • Improved prospects for increased funding campaigns
  • Opportunity to have a say on Government policy
  • Enhances community building capacity
  • Coordination of language specific groups
  • Coordinated Professional development
  • Opportunity to meet a wide range of community groups


The profile of community languages schools in Victoria is enhanced through a strong, focused and active Association.
CLV provides you, your school, your teachers, parents and students an opportunity to participate in many activities that enhance linguistic and cultural maintenance.


In this page:

About CLV
Why become a member?

Other Sections:

About Us
CLV Committee
CLV Membership
CLS Funding/Accreditation
Child Safe Standards
Professional Learning
Find a Language School
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