The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment has engaged the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) to develop a National Languages Plan and Strategy for languages education in Australia, with the aim of increasing language learning in schools. First Languages Australia is a project partner.

As part of the consultation, Teachers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages are invited to participate in a 1-hour online focus group on 14 September at 6pm AEST.

The focus group will be an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft goals and recommendations to be included in the development of the National Languages Plan and Strategy.

If you wish to participate but are not available on 14 September, you can choose participate at another time relevant to you. Each Focus Group will have a maximum of 30 participants.

NLP discussion paper

Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander language teachers in schools and language centres are also encouraged contribute data about the resources used in your teaching and learning programs, by completing Teacher Survey Three.