Information and initiatives that support language programs in your school. It is vital that all Victorian students have access to high quality languages education so they are equipped to participate in an increasingly globalised, multilingual world. The ability to communicate in and across languages has never been more important. Running a language program What makes a quality program, staffing, funding, language assistants, approaches to teaching Research and data Research and annual language provision reports Professional learning Scholarships, courses and Bastow programs for school professionals Teaching resources Teaching resources for multiple languages Community language schools Funding program, grants, finding a school, training and development Language-specific resources Teaching resources for eight specific langauges Speak in the language you know best Posters, information sheet and translated resources for parents and educators Salzburg statement Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World launched by the Secretary to mark International Mother Language Day in Melbourne Languages and multicultural education in the Education State Educating and supporting refugee students and familiesThe Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) helps schools and teachers better meet the needs of refugee students and their families. More Victorians love learning languagesThere's a resurgence of a love for language, according to the Victorian School of Languages.Culturally diverse books in the Premiers' Reading ChallengeDandenong High Schools students say culturally diverse books help us understand and experience different cultures.Celebrating language diversity at home and at schoolAs a boy, Dr Joe Lo Bianco AM felt embarrassed hearing his parents speak Italian in public when growing up in the north-east Victorian town of Myrtleford.