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ACT Community Language Schools Association

Group NameACT Community Language Schools Association
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The ACT Community Language Schools Association is an umbrella body for community based language schools in the Australian Capital Territory. It has over 40 member schools and about 1700 students learning different kinds of community languages.

The main objectives of the association are:

  • To promote understanding and mutual respect among Ethnic Communities
  • To promote the teaching of languages, history and culture of ethnic communities
  • To co-ordinate and promote inter-ethnic school social and cultural activities
  • To promote the concept of multicultural education and provide language programmes for all students with in the ACT

Languages offered include: Arabic, Bangla, Cantonese, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Maori, Mon, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan,Serbian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Tongan and Vietnamese.

Each year we celebrate ACT Community Language Schools Day which involves many of the member schools who come to share their cultural heritage in the form of song, dance and verse.

Part of the services we provide include running in services for teachers in ethnic schools and interested members of the community, distribute funding to the member schools of the ACTESA and coordinate community events for member schools. 

Our motto is Many Languages - One Voice.

Contact NameJacqui Dillon
Contact Emailadmin@actclsa.org.au
Phone 10262305191
AddressPO Box 1353

Canberra ACT 2601
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