Author: Adrienne Horrigan
Date of Publication: June 2015
Series Title: Scottish Languages Review
Notes: Issue 29
The government of the state of Victoria is very supportive of the teaching of languages in Victoria’s schools. As part of the introduction of a national Australian curriculum, the states and territories of Australia are embarking on an ambitious programme of languages education that aims to deliver language-specific curricula for fifteen languages by 2025. Victoria is aiming to implement these fifteen curriculum documents and also to create generic models for other languages not included in the national project. This paper seeks to provide some background information to the policy and give an overview of current developments.