Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria, Inc. (MLTAV)
National Languages Plan and Strategy: Participate in a national survey of languages teachers PDF Print E-mail

Teachers of all languages in schools or community language centres are encouraged to participate in a survey to contribute their experiences of the teaching of languages. This survey, relating to language program provision and student participation, should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.

The survey data will be used to inform the development of a national picture of the current situation of languages education across Australia, including the teaching of Community Languages and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

This data collection is part of the broader project being conducted by the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA) for the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The project involves developing recommendations that will inform future policy design for languages education in Australia.

There will be a series of 3 teacher surveys implemented across 2020. Teacher Survey 1 is NOW OPEN.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary and all information provided will remain anonymous (the names of individual schools and participating teachers are not collected).

CLICK HERE to find out more and to access the survey.

MIFF 2020 Schools Program - FREE access for 2020 and FREE teacher webinars PDF Print E-mail

Enhance your students’ language learning, intercultural understanding and media analysis with the 2020 MIFF Schools program.

MIFF Schools is an initiative by the Melbourne International Film Festival to enrich the cinema experience for younger viewers.

Given the exceptional circumstances in which we all find ourselves this year, the MIFF Schools program will be delivered online between September 3-17. MIFF is, for this year only, also pleased to offer the films in the 2020 Schools program free of charge to ALL Schools. This is extremely exciting as schools that may not have been able to access the program in the past, (for example schools from rural/regional locations), will be able to participate in, and engage with the program this year! MIFF is also happy for schools outside of Victoria register to access this year’s program. MIFF has advised that access to these films is limited.


The program was chosen with a view to presenting high-quality, diverse films in some of the languages commonly taught in Victorian schools: French, ItalianJapaneseMandarin and Spanish.

The MIFF Schools films are also selected for how well they address the Victorian Curriculum Learning Areas for The ArtsThe HumanitiesScience and Languages, with many of the films containing themes and issues relevant to the Critical and Creative ThinkingEthicalIntercultural and Personal and Social capabilities. 2020 again sees the program representing parity between male and female directors.

The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria (MLTAV), in partnership with MIFF, presented a ‘Program Launch’ webinar (on 16 July) to introduce, and showcase, the five programmed films on offer this year. This collaboration also offers free Professional Learning webinars for teachers on each of the programmed films. Click here to view the recording of the launch webinar, and refer to the details below to access the recorded versions of the 5 Film FREE teacher webinars in this year's program:

Spanish Film Los Lobos
The live webinar was held on Monday 20 July, 2020. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Click here to watch the recording of this Webinar.

Japanese Film Bento Harassment
The live webinar was held on Tuesday 21 July, 2020. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Click here to watch the recording of this Webinar

Italian Film Nevia
The live webinar was held on Thursday 23 July, 2020. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Click here to watch the recording of this webinar.

Mandarin Film White Snake
The live webinar was held on and Monday 27 July, 2020. 04:30pm - 05:30pm
Click here to watch the recording of this webinar.

French Film Marona's Fantastic Tale
The live webinar was held on Wednesday 29 July, 2020. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Click here to watch the recording of this webinar

A certificate of participation for one-hour PL time for participating in the live teacher webinars (or viewing the later available recorded versions) by completing the brief online feedback survey that will be provided at the end of each webinar.

Kate Fitzpatrick,
Programmer, MIFF
Kerry O'Connor, Project Facilitator, MLTAV ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 0437 130 976)

About MIFF 

Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events.

MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and discussion programs. Since its inception, MIFF has also been committed to local film: it is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and is the country’s most vocal champion of emerging and established local filmmaking talent. The festival also hosts many celebratory world premieres of local films.

Bookshops & Publishers PDF Print E-mail
The following 'bookshops and publishers' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

Discover Learning Resources. (Tip: Search by your Language!). Scootle - a national repository that provides Australian schools with more than 20,000 digital resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum.

Language International Bookshop is sharing some great information / specials etc via their Facebook page. 

MLTAV Hosted Webinars PDF Print E-mail

The following 'MLTAV hosted webinars' may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

Joe Dale Webinar (held 9 April 2020 and recording accessible via YouTube link:

On 9 April, MLTAV commissioned Joe Dale, International Languages Consultant (UK) to present a FREE webinar for MLTAV Members titled, 'Advice and Resources to Support Languages Teachers in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic'. Throughout this webinar Joe showcased various online tools and shared examples as to how teachers around the world are using them amidst the COVID-19 climate.

A recorded version of this webinar can be accessed via the URL:

Click here for Joe's PPT Presentation from this Webinar.

By completing a brief online feedback survey, after listening to the recorded webinar, members will be provided with a certificate of participation for 1-hour Professional Learning time. The link to this process is included at the end of the recording.

MLTAV 2020 Virtual Conference Announcement: REGISTRATION STILL OPEN TO ACCESS RECORDINGS! PDF Print E-mail


And That’s A Wrap: MLTAV 2020 Virtual Conference

Reimagining Languages Education

The MLTAV Committee sincerely thanks the Virtual Conference Plenary Speakers, Presenters, Commercial Sponsors, and in particular, the Conference delegates for your participation in the suite of rich and diverse professional learning opportunities offered as part of the Virtual Program which ran throughout August.

The Virtual Conference has been a huge success with feedback received so far being extremely positive! The number of registered delegates, live participants as well as access to the available recordings, has been exceptional.

The organisation of a Virtual Conference was something MLTAV decided to do, knowing it would be a unique experience and require a significant amount of thought, planning, preparation and implementation in the background. This has been the case, however, the overall success of the Conference also relied heavily, not just on the organisation and technology, but also on the quality, diversity, value, practicality and relevance of the opportunities offered throughout. To this end, we are sincerely and wholeheartedly grateful to our Presenters for their willingness to give generously of their time, experience, expertise and collegial spirit in preparing for, and presenting, their session.

The Virtual Conference came at a perfect time as we know that now, more than ever, it is critical to stay connected and how important it is to continue to support each other, in particular, at a time when strength, support, knowledge, courage and collegiality are key.


It is not too late to register for the Virtual Conference to access the available recordings!

4 x Plenary Recordings
20 Seminar recordings 

To view the program, click here to go to the Virtual Conference Website 

This project is supported by the Victorian Government


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