Programs for community languages schools

Professional development for teachers, principals and members of management
committees of community languages schools


In addition to the incredibly popular and successful Certificate in Language Teaching, which has been operated by The University of Sydney on behalf of the NSW Department of Education and Communities since 2011, three new, related courses will begin taking enrolments from 2014.

Each of these targeted programs has resulted from extensive consultation with past certificate students and community languages schools. The content of the courses, as well as the modes of delivery, supports the work and professional development of teachers, principals and members of management committees.

Certificate in Language Teaching

NSW DEC-funded students
A free 60-hour training course for people currently teaching in NSW DEC-funded community languages schools. Designed to help participants become more effective language teachers. This course runs annually.

 
NEW  Certificate in Language Teaching

Open access for self-funded students
A fee-paying version of the certificate course for teachers in other states and countries, as well as for NSW residents who are ineligible for, or miss out on, a DEC-funded place. This course will run annually from 2014.

NEW  Diploma in Language Teaching

A course for more experienced teachers who have already completed the Certificate in Language Teaching. This course will run annually from 2014.

NEW  Certificate in Leadership and Management

Covering people-management, financial planning and academic leadership, this course has been designed to support community-language school principals and management-committee members. This course will run annually from 2014.