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Language program funding, resources and support

Government school funding

Government schools are funded through their Student Resource Package (SRP) to provide programs in all curriculum areas, including Languages.​

Principals can access a report which identifies the current notional languages education budget within the SRP Core. For information about how to access the Languages Education — Notional Budget report, refer to:

Other resources and support

Schools are encouraged to explore cluster or cooperative arrangements to share resources. This could include linking students and teachers from different schools to undertake learning activities, sharing electronic and hard copy resources, curriculum planning to ensure consistency and continuity, and flexible delivery by virtual conferencing.

The Department provides a number of paid and volunteer language assistant programs to support the delivery of languages education programs in schools. For more information, refer to Language assistants programs.

The Department’s Languages Unit and/or language-specific teacher associations will be able to advise on any financial and non-financial support available from foreign governments or cultural organisations to support the teaching of a specific language. For more information, refer to Professional learning.

A collection of curriculum-aligned, content-rich digital resources to support languages learning, including self-directed interactive learning activities, printable worksheets and learning tools for language teachers to create virtual language classrooms are available at Languages: LF-10.

For general and language-specific support and resources to assist teachers deliver quality language programs, refer to Languages teaching resources. Languages: LF-10 Access a collection of curriculum-aligned, content-rich digital resources to support languages learning at home. Resources include sets of self-directed interactive learning activities, including printable worksheets and learning tools for language teachers to create virtual language classrooms.

The Languages and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC) provides resources in 40 different languages and includes resources for curriculum development as well as practical classroom materials. Items can be posted to schools in rural areas and renewed by phone or email. For more information, visit  LMERC.

Guidance chapter on language program funding, resources and support

Reviewed 01 December 2020

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