Community language teacher support

The NSW Community Languages Schools Program can support your school and staff in a number of ways.

Learning and Teaching Directorate

The Learning and Teaching Directorate supports teachers of all languages in NSW schools, including community languages and languages for second language learners.


Scootle is an online resource for teachers. Resources for teachers and students are available at the website.

NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

Syllabuses are available at no cost through the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

These include languages syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 12 students. Support materials are also provided to help teachers understand the syllabuses. Community languages schools use these syllabuses as the basis for their courses.

Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre

The Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre provides a range of resources to community languages schools including teaching and learning materials and multimedia classroom resources.

You will be given the necessary membership forms and once you have joined the library, you may borrow language resources online and use a reply paid envelope to return the resources.

Program education officers

The NSW Community Languages Schools Program provides resources for individuals and organisations to help teachers deliver excellent learning experiences for their students.

Our program offers free or inexpensive courses and workshops to help train your staff and develop their professional skills. We can also help your teachers achieve accreditation. This will improve the standard and quality of your school.

If there is no syllabus available in your language, our program education officers can help you design a course.

Teaching resources are also available through the program for loan to community languages schools on a short-term basis. Please contact your nearest Program education officer to see what is available.

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