GOVERNMENT/educational BODIES

Education Services Australia "is a national, not-for-profit company owned by all Australian education ministers. The company was established to support delivery of national priorities and initiatives in the schools, training and Higher Education sectors."

The University Languages Portal Australia "is primarily designed to help students discover where to study a language, how to do it, and why it’s a great thing to do." It's essentially a directory of all the languages courses available in the country at a tertiary level. 

The Language and Culture Network of Australian Universities (LCNAU) "is a network that brings together individuals, language programs, university structures and tertiary institutions. It aims to strengthen the tertiary languages sector in Australia through advocacy, collaboration, research and support."

The Asia Education Foundation "provides school leaders, teachers and schools with curriculum resources, professional learning, innovative programs and networks to develop Asia capability for Foundation to Year 12 students in Australian schools."

Asialink "is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. (They) are a key provider of information, training and professional networks." Asialink operates under the University of Melbourne's umbrella.

EU Centre RMIT University "provides a focal point for teaching, research and outreach activities with the EU, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. It acts as an advocate for the EU in the region and facilitates the dissemination of information and knowledge from academia to industry and the community at large." 

The Australian College of Educators "is the national professional association for educators across all sectors and systems."  It acts as a "representative, authoritative voice for the education profession speaking from a position of evidence, experience and independence."

The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) "is an independent, not-for-profit research organisation".  

Multicultural Australia is a government website dedicated to providing "information on Australia's cultural diversity, including key dates and activities."

The Australian Multicultural Foundation aims to "help its member states implement effective language teaching policies by focusing on the practice of the learning and teaching of languages; promoting dialogue and exchange among those active in the field;

training multipliers; and supporting programme-related networks and research projects."

The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language aims to "integrate typology and descriptive linguistics, evolutionary approaches, and studies of learning and processing across a wide range of linguistic types with the aim of setting up a new approach to language that places diversity, variation and change at centre stage."

Report on languages education from the NSW Department of Education

The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe 

The Salzburg Statement for a Multilingual World

Education departments

Teacher registration & professional standards bodies

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