Language Support

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

​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: studentlearning@edumail.vic.gov.au 

Teacher Guide

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 

Regions​​

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 

Facilitators

​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

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