The Language Support Program (LSP) is a substantial program comprising direct assistance to teachers in developing strong oral language competency in children and young people to maximise their learning potential. It is founded on a framework of empirical evidence, which acknowledges that improved teacher knowledge and skills, conveyed in explicit teaching, respond to students’ readiness to learn, and result in positive learning outcomes. The Language Support Program is based on the extensive research of Dr John Munro (The University of Melbourne).
A train-the-trainer Language Support Program was originally delivered by Dr John Munro to staff in Victorian regions, and subsequently by the trained Regional Language Support Program Facilitators.
This website has been developed to support Professional Development in LSP and provide access to professional development materials for a wide range of audiences.
Enquires regarding the Language Support Program can be forwarded to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For background to the resource, see: The Language Support Program Professional Learning Guide
For a brief overview of the main modules, see: Structure of the Resource
To view modules suitable for each type of audience and timings, see: Professional Learning
Regional Language Support Facilitators offer professional development for school-based LSP facilitators based on these materials.
School–based LSP facilitators offer in-school professional development for teachers.
While these materials will support a self-study learning mode, you are encouraged to make use of the support available, whether within your school or at the regional level.
Contact your regional office for information about upcoming professional development activities.
For contact details for your region, see: Regions
The complete LSP document is available here for download.
Module 1: The Language Support Program
Module 2: Language Disorders and Difficulties
Module 3: Identifying and Profiling Students with Language Difficulties
Module 4: Teaching Strategies for Students with Language Difficulties
Module 5: Implementing a Language Support Program