“A national languages policy will strengthen languages education in Australia”; that is the main message proposed by the upcoming Victorian State Community Languages Schools Conference in Melbourne.
The event will be opened by Multicultural Affairs Minister Nicholas Kotsiras. A keynote speech by Dina Guest, the director of the languages division of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, will address the question of the future direction community languages school in Victoria is heading.
Workshops open to conference participants will focus on using resources and technology in the language classroom, and teaching and learning strategies among other relevant topics for educators.
The Victorian State Community Languages Schools Conference will take place on Saturday 7 July at Storey Hall, RMIT University, on Swanston St in Melbourne CBD. Registrations open at 8:30 am and costs $45 per participant. The event will run from 9:30am to 4:00pm.