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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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A language school for my child
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Parent Complaint Form
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Language Resource
Grants/Accreditation Information
Statistical Data
Language Total Schools Total Students
Chinese 30 16,701
Greek 37 5,845
Vietnamese 15 5,686
Arabic 27 3,401
Tamil 5 1,243
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Activity Calendar
 

July
07
Sun

2019 Victorian Community Language Schools Conference

Storey Hall, RMIT

May
21
Tue

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology Ph1&2 Vietnamese

VU Uni, Footscary Campus

May
21
Tue

Professional Development:
Planning and teaching as per the Victorian Curriculum

Co.As.IT, Italian Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

May
14
Tue

Professional Development:
Learning intentions and success criteria including formative and summative assessments

Co.As.IT, Italian Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

May
01
Wed

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology F - Yr 10 Course

Monash Uni, Clayton Campus

April
24
Wed

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology Ph1

Deakin Uni, Burwood Campus

April
24
Wed

Professional Development:
Classroom management for a productive outcome

Co.As.IT, Italian Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

April
18
Thu

Professional Development:
Group work to enrich learning with new activities

Co.As.IT, Italian Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

April
09
Tue

Professional Development:
Navigating the Victorian Curriculum

Co.As.IT, Italian Centre, Carlton at 6.00pm

March
24
Sun

First Aid Level 2 Training

Co.As.It, Carlton

March
24
Sun

CPR First Aid Level Training

Co.As.It, Carlton

March
24
Sun

Anaphylaxis Training

Co.As.It, Carlton

March
24
Sun

Asthma Training

Co.As.It, Carlton

March
22
Fri

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology Course Chinese Ph2

RMIT Uni, City Campus

March
20
Wed

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology Course English Ph1

RMIT Uni, City Campus

March
19
Tue

Training Course :
LOTE Methodology Course Chinese Ph1

RMIT Uni, City Campus

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