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Our Centre was formed in November 2009 in the Faculty of Arts and Education to coordinate the delivery of Language and language teaching courses across the School of Education and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. As such, it operates as a partnership hub to increase the supply of quality teachers to education systems in Australia and to support teaching practices and initiatives in schools.
The Centre also provides professional learning and teacher training courses and develops curriculum resources and materials to enhance the teaching of languages and related cultural studies. It focuses on partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, including metropolitan and rural schools, communities and community language schools, and international education partners, aspiring to become a centre of excellence in teaching languages and cultures.
Members of the Centre are committed educators and experienced practitioners who believe that language education plays a key role in the development of democratic society. Our initiatives, projects and partnerships aim to contribute to the strengthening of positive community attitudes and recognition of cultural and linguistic diversity, to value multiple perspectives, to understand cross-cultural connections and to participate in globalised economies more fully. We are pleased to welcome you to our Centre's website.
Dr Ruth Arber, Co-Director, CTaLL and Dr Michiko Weinmann, Co-Director, CTaLL