From training through to employment, First Languages Australia is working with policy makers and educators to help overcome the issues facing those involved with the teaching and learning of first languages.
Efforts are currently being directed to the following strategic and policy areas:
- Curriculum development and implementation, through ongoing consultation with ACARA for the national curriculum, and state governments for regional developments.
- Governments and education authorities to establish consistent and equitable pay rates and sustainable career paths for those teaching first languages in schools.
- Resource development, with a view to safeguarding the rights of language speakers and building capacity within communities to create resources.
First Languages Australia has also developed a some engaging tools teachers can use in cross-curricular and Indigenous language programs.