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About Us

    Ethnic Schools Association of Victoria (ESAV) represents over 200 community languages schools in Victoria Community Languages Schools provide quality languages educational and cultural maintenance programs to over ? 36,000 students -(100,000 students nationally) a in a range of 55 languages in Victoria They are complementary providers of language education in mainstream schools.

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

    THE ESAV
    • Strives to promote languages education through community languages program
    • Represents community languages schools on Government Boards and committees such as MACLEM Advocates on behalf of community languages schools in Victoria
    • Coordinates their activity and works closely with the MACLEM ? DE&T to ensure schools provide quality programs which are aligned with curriculum and standards frameworks
    • The ESAV is currently working in cooperation with Community Languages Australia to enhance national coordination of community languages schools and develop national quality control frameworks


    Why should my school become a member of the ESAV
    • 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 a range community groups

    The profile of community languages schools in Victoria is enhanced a through a strong, focused and active Association.

    The ESAV provides you, your school, your teachers, parents and students and opportunity to participate in many activities that enhance linguistic and cultural maintenance

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Statistical Data
Language Total Schools Total Students
Chinese 27 6,284
Greek 38 9,968
Vietnamese 16 6,122
Arabic 22 3,136
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Activity Calendar
 

  MAR

  12 THUR

Conference: 2015 Victorian Community Languages Schools Conference

  JUN

  01 MON

PD: Arabic Language Workshop



  APR

  21 TUE

PD: AusVELS Languages Curriculum planning - Preparing curriculum documents for Years 5 10, session 2

  APR

  14 TUE

PD: AusVELS Languages Curriculum planning - Preparing curriculum documents for Years F 4, session 2

  APR

  13 MON

PD: Using thinking skills to engage learners

  APR

  01 WED

PD: Group work to enrich learning with new activities

  MAR

  12 THUR

PD: VCE for languages



  MAY

  12 TUE

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

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