Community language teacher support

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

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.

Community languages professional learning

Community Languages teachers are supported with a range of professional learning opportunities. We organise and support a range of professional learning through face to face and online delivery. Up to date information about events, online learning and workshops is available on the Community languages professional learning page.

Open Language portal

SICLE online portal for Community language resources is an open repository for all teachers to access and share language teaching resources. The portal currently provides resources in Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Korean, Turkish and Vietnamese.

In the future the portal will expand to include more languages and resources. Teachers are encouraged to explore and contribute to this project. Please check in regularly as the repository is growing and developing daily.

NSW Education Standards Authority

Syllabuses and support materials are available for download from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)

These include the Languages K–10 Framework and NESA approved Language syllabuses for Kindergarten to Year 12. Support materials are also provided to help teachers understand the syllabuses. Community languages schools use Languages K–10 Framework and the syllabuses as a guide when designing their teaching programs and 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.


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


  • Teaching and learning

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