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The Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages works across the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to coordinate the delivery of teaching Languages Other Than English (LOTE) programs.
Building on Deakin University's extensive experience in teacher education and its strong language programs in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Spanish, the Centre’s aim is to build effective partnerships in order to increase teacher supply and enhance the quality of languages education.
The Centre for Teaching and Learning Languages is devoted to encourage language teaching and learning in Australia, building effective partnerships in order to encourage and support language learning, increase teacher supply and enhance the quality of languages education. It will capture and combine the key priorities of The Federal Policy The People of Australia - Australia's Multicultural Policy (2011), The Victorian Governments Vision for Language Education (2013) and The New Colombo Plan (2013). It will integrate Deakin’s expertise in the provision of language learning and language teacher education programs.
Our Mission is to contribute to encourage and support language teaching and learning. We aim to increase the supply of quality teachers and their professional support in teaching languages and cultures including Indigenous, community, European and the languages of our Asian neighbours. To achieve this mission, the operation of the Centre will promote and coordinate strategic partnerships with a variety of key stakeholders to ensure excellence in language teaching and learning, to enhance the supply of quality language teachers, pedagogy and curriculum.