The Community Languages Program (CLP) provides support to not-for-profit community organisations to teach languages other than English and cultural maintenance programs after school hours.
The $1.158 million Community Languages Program currently supports 98 community languages schools/organisations teaching 55 languages.
Program support includes:
Other support currently in development include a Teacher’s Resource Library and a School Accreditation Program that will provide guidance and standards for community language schools in Western Australia.
The OMI Professional Learning Program (PLP) is provided free of charge to all teachers and administrators of Western Australia’s community language schools.
Currently Senior First-Aid training sessions is being offered to teachers and
administrators of Community Language Schools. For information on training dates and registration, click here.
All community language school teachers who are not registered with the WA Teachers Registration Board will need to complete the OMI PLP Tell Me Now; Show Me How session.
For information on course dates and registration click here.
Click here to view the PLP schedule for August-December 2017.
Should you have any questions please contact OMI at
The CLP offers three grant categories to support the operations of community language schools and special projects that improve the quality and delivery of language education in community language schools.
Funding is competitive, however, eligible schools could consider applying for:
Community language schools interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to contact OMI to discuss your application before submission.
Telephone (08) 6552 1603 oremail
The CLP Policy and Implementation Framework provides the rationale and structure of the CLP.
The State Library of Western Australia houses an extensive collection of teaching materials and resources for more than 40 languages. The collection of has been made available to language teachers, particularly those from the community languages sector, through the Office of Multicultural Interests.
Community Language Schools provide a vital service to the community and it is essential they have access to up-to-date resources. The Community Languages Collection comprises a range of hard-copy, digital, audio and visual resources that can be used in classes or in the development of lesson plans, ensuring students are receiving the best possible language education.
The Community Languages Collection is available at The State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre.
Love of Language provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn a new language. It features inspirational texts and videos from around the world.
Developed by Community Languages Australia, and supported by the Victorian Government, Love of Language promotes the benefits of learning additional languages or maintaining your mother tongue. Go to loveoflanguage.com.au.