General and language-specific support and resources to assist teachers deliver quality language programs.
Best-practice in languages education in Victorian schools digital stories
The 'best-practice in Languages Education in Victorian schools' digital stories show case a range of innovative, whole-school approaches to the provision of high quality and sustainable Languages programs that are being implemented by government primary and secondary schools.
Best-practice in Languages Education in Victorian schools Digital Stories can be viewed on FUSE, the Department's digital library and sharing space.
VCAA language assessments
To support teachers implementing the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Languages curriculum, the VCAA is offering access to a new suite of online language assessments.
Developed with and hosted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), the language assessments consist of a series of multiple-choice listening and reading tests. The assessments provide a snapshot of students' reading and listening skills, which can then be used to better target an individual students' learning needs.
All language assessments are free of charge and are available 'on demand' with teachers deciding when and how often they wish to use them.
What languages are being offered
The Language Assessments are available as listening and reading tests in the following eight languages:
- Chinese (background and second language learner)
- Modern Greek
For more information and to access the Language Assessments see
VCAA Language Assessments.
My passport to languages
My passport to languages (the Passport) has been developed as a resource for language teachers and as a means of engaging Prep to Year 3 students and their families in languages education. All students starting Prep in government schools in 2018 can use the Passport to keep as a record of their language learning over their first four years of school.
Passports are available in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, which are eight of the most widely-taught languages in Victorian government schools.
Resources for multiple languages
Language teacher associations
The Department provides annual professional development funding support to the following language teacher associations:
The Department provide schools and languages teachers with resources, weblinks and information about up coming teacher professional learning and student activities for specific languages:
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA), in partnership with the Department, provides professional development activities and advice to support schools and language teams delivering an Aboriginal language program.
Contact: Julie Reid
Phone: 9032 1679
For more information, see Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Victoria .
General languages support
Regional project officers assist schools and teachers by promoting the benefits of languages and supporting schools to establish and sustain quality languages programs.