Certificate in Language Teaching

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[NSW DEC-funded students]

We will open for enrolments on Monday 5th May 2014. Keep visiting the 2014 page for current information.

The course

The Certificate in Language Teaching has been designed specifically to help participants to become more effective teachers by providing fresh ideas, renewing enthusiasm and increasing confidence.

The program offers:

  • new ideas for how to teach reading and writing

  • ways to interest and motivate students

  • techniques for classroom behaviour management

  • ideas on how to teach mixed abilities

  • the use of games, songs and activities.

Key features

  • lesson observations – time in a day school 'shadowing' teachers and observing lessons

  • additional language-specific sessions, for example, Chinese, Korean, Arabic and Vietnamese

  • progressive assessments from short reports and case studies to the production of resources, lesson plans and activities.


This free course is available only to permanent residents of Australia who are currently teaching in one of about 270 DEC-funded community languages schools in NSW.

From 2014, prospective students who are ineligible for the DEC-funded certificate will be able to apply to undertake the open-access, self-funded version of the certificate course.

How will the course run?

Depending on numbers, face-to-face classes will run each week in Bankstown, Chatswood, Parramatta, Strathfield and Sydney City.

As well, an online course will be available to people living outside the Greater Sydney area, and an intensive course will be scheduled during the winter and spring school holidays.

DEC-funded community languages schools

Click on the links below to see the list of schools alphabetically, by name of school

A – B  |  C – G  |  H – N  |  O – S  |  T – Z

Waiting list

If you are interested in this course and want to be kept up to date, click on the link.

Please note the following.

  • You must be teaching at one of the DEC-funded community languages schools (see previous section). Any association you claim with a school on the eligibility list will be checked. Registering for the waiting list does not guarantee a place in the funded course.

  • After 2014 enrolment opens, you will need to complete a registration form, which will be made available from this webpage.

Questions about the course should be emailed to: commlang@sydney.edu.au.
Information is also available by telephoning +61 2 9036 5074.