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Teaching Languages eResources

Access online resources and curated lists for teaching languages in all year levels.

ACARA - Languages

The Australian Curriculum: Languages is designed to enable all students to engage in learning a language in addition to English. The design of the Australian Curriculum: Languages recognises the features that languages share as well as the distinctiveness of specific languages.

P–10 Languages Australian Curriculum and resources

The Australian Curriculum: Languages is available for use. In the Australian Curriculum, The Languages learning area comprises a Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages and 13 subjects: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Modern Greek, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Senior subjects - Languages

The Queensland Languages senior syllabuses (Authority, Extension and External) are developed for second language learners. Approved syllabuses are available for use by students who may be first or second language learners, or background or heritage speakers.

Scootle - Discover learning resources

Scootle provides Australian teachers with access to more than 20,000 quality-assured digital learning resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Use the Browse by Australian Curriculum to refine your search by specific language.

Language Learning Space - General

For general topics in Language Learning Space filter your search to locate professional learning resources including:

  • Language is a funny thing!
  • Top Ten tips for motivating language learners
  • Professional Associations
  • Hang in there! How to learn a language
  • Leadership: Your school and languages
  • Digital Storytelling in the languages classroom
  • Why learn a language?
  • Hot button issues
  • Thinking with stories: narrative inquiry
  • Mentoring
  • Inquiry learning
Languages Online

Provides free resources for language students and teachers. Game Makers can be downloaded and used to create interactive language games in any language. Ready made interactive tasks and worksheets are also available for students learning French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Macedonian, Spanish, Turkish and
ESL for beginners.

Access curated digital resources that gather together Asia-related web links relevant to year-level content descriptions of the Australian Curriculum: Languages.

  • ICT teaching resources
  • Languages apps
  • Languages games and activities

A promotional website providing : Language advocacy, language champions, promotional materials - pdfs, documents, powerpoint slideshows and useful links. For parents, teachers, students and school leaders.

Early Learning Languages Australia

ELLA is a series of interactive applications (apps) aimed at making language learning engaging and interesting to children in preschool. Program information

Language Learning Space

Log in to explore the Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese sites including:
Free tutor services -- Immersive stories set in-country -- Hundreds of great teaching resources -- Build-your-own learning sequences -- Alignment with Australian Curriculum

Asia Education - Languages

Curriculum resources for Languages aligned to the Australian Curriculum. This section includes generic and language-specific Australian Curriculum information, links and resources to support teachers and school leaders.

Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations

AFMLTA Inc. is the national professional body representing teachers of all languages in Australia. Providing vision, leadership, representation, advocacy and support for quality teaching and learning of languages. Website provides links to various Australian State Language teachers' associations including those in Victoria, Queensland and NSW.

Journal of Second Language Teaching & Research

An open-access journal providing a platform both for established and early-career researchers. JSLTR is engaged with building a community of practice (both online and offline) and supports debate and scholarship in second language teaching and research. The journal is published twice a year and accepts research papers and forum articles from the fields of English language and modern language teaching.

ABC online education - ABC Splash

4000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more.

BBC Bitesize

Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers: find videos and audio clips by level, subject and topic. Some resources not available outside of the UK.