Asia Link aims to promote public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia’s role in the region. This site is a comprehensive teacher and student resource, including curriculum resources and lesson plans.
Over 220 engaging interactive tasks and games and 190 printable worksheets that introduce, reinforce and recycle vocabulary. Activities are self-paced and self-correcting. They are presented in 35 topic-based sections, and include recordings by native speakers.
Victorian Essential Learning Standards main page for Languages Other Than English (LOTE). It includes information about different learning pathways for LOTE students, assessment examples, as well as links to Progression Point and Standards documents.
The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Languages is now available. The shape paper provides broad directions for the development of languages curriculum. Writing of languages curriculum will now commence, starting with F-10 Chinese and Italian and a Framework for Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages.
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. Students participate in discussions, debates and presentations on a range of issues. They extend their writing skills to include more informative and objective language and write in more formal genres. They develop their skills in analysing characters and recognising word and clause boundaries in extended text. Students explore the influence of English on their own communication in Chinese, both in pronunciation and in linguistic structures. They share ideas about how they can contribute to Australian society through maintaining their bilingualism and through the development and consolidation of intercultural knowledge and skills.