In 2022, MLTAV celebrates 75 years of supporting quality teaching and learning of languages. The MLTAV has grown significantly since its foundation in 1947. The Association is a testament to a great many people who have volunteered their time and expertise over so many years. We look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with members through various events this year.
Included in this edition of LanguagesConnect :
MLTAV's 75th anniversary: 1947-2022
Professional Learning: NEW VCE Community of Practice
Publications: Contribute to Languages Victoria
Resources: NEW Year 8 Units of Work in 6 languages
Membership: Reminder to join/renew your MLTAV membership for 2022
Do you sometimes feel unsure, isolated or out of fresh ideas? Do you wonder how others manage their VCE classes and workload?
Introducing the VCE Languages Teachers’ Community of Practice (CoP). A caring, supportive group of colleagues keen to discuss, share ideas and promote enjoyment and success in Languages Learning.
The CoP is an ever evolving and collaborative space that will grow to include:
online webinars to respond to questions and topics raised by CoP participants
a dedicated online collaborative space
access to VCE seminar recordings
a focus group for Heads of Languages
This CoP will be facilitated by Megan McLaughlin, Acting Head of Languages at Melbourne Grammar School & MLTAV Committee Member.
This initiative is supported by the Victorian government. Participation in the VCE Languages Teachers Community of Practice will be free for MLTAV members.
To register your interest in joining this community, please email email@example.com quoting VCE CoP in the subject line.
Present an online webinar
The MLTAV Committee is currently developing our Professional Learning calendar for 2022. If you would like to present an online webinar during 2022, please complete the short form via this link. Presenters are paid to prepare and present a workshop. We encourage you to share your knowledge and skills or to encourage a colleague to do so!
From 1 April, all MLTAV communications will only be sent to current 2022 members. Join or renew your membership online to ensure you access the many benefits of being part of a vibrant and connected professional association for all teachers of languages! See more details below.
Call for contributions
Members are invited to submit articles for inclusion in MLTAV's e-journal, Languages Victoria. The theme of the July edition will be the use of story in language learning. We invite contributions from all levels of education: Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Past journals and submission guidelines are available on the MLTAV website. Selection of articles will be subject to review by the Publications Committee. Please share this opportunity with colleagues. Email any queries or submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 8 Units of Work: package of resources available free online in 6 languages
These Year 8 units of work are designed to engage students through innovative use of technology, strategic use of High Impact Teaching Strategies and meaningful opportunities to learn and use the language. They are based on the Victorian Curriculum:Languages (7-12 pathway) and include the unit planner and all teacher and student resources required for the lesson sequence. Access the recorded webinar to find out more about what's included and how these resources can be used/modified by teachers to suit their context.
Access the resource packages on FUSE via the links below:
Go to the MLTAV website to JOIN/RENEW your membership. If you were an MLTAV member in 2021, you will need to click JOIN/RENEW and enter all your details for 2022. This will generate an email with your password so that in future years you can eaily login to RENEW your membership. You won't be able to LOGIN until you have entered all your details in the new system.
SCHOOL MEMBERS: Please ensure you add all the contact details for teachers you want included in your school membership. This will ensure each teacher receives MLTAV communications directly.
PAYMENTS: Choose to pay by Credit Card or Direct Deposit via Invoice. Selecting Direct Deposit via Invoice will generate an invoice to enable you/your school to pay directly to the MLTAV bank account.
School Memberships: School A membership: 8-15 teachers on one campus $500 School B membership: 5-7 teachers on one campus $400 School C membership: 2-4 teachers on one campus $300
School Membership categories have been adjusted for 2022 to better meet the needs of school members. If you have more than 15 language teachers on one campus, please contact us to customise a membership package for you: email@example.com
All members registered as individual members or as part of a school membership:
access all MLTAV Professional Learning at heavily discounted member rates
receive regular e-updates via Languages Connect, MLTAV’s electronic newsletter
receive Languages Victoria, the MLTAV electronic journal published twice a year
receive printed copies of Babel, the AFMLTA journal
are able to be nominated for a position on the MLTAV Committee