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Professional Learning

Teaching - Professional Learning

Life-Long Learning 

 In this section you will find information and links to:

  • Professional Learning Opportunities for Teachers of German
  • Professional Standards for Teachers of Languages
  • Pedagogy: General and specific for Languages Education


National Professional Standards for Teachers

See also Professional Learning: Policies & Curriculum for information about the Australian Curriculum for Languages and the Victorian AusVELS.



Professional Development (PD) for German and Languages

Monday 4 March: AGTV Primary PD - details tbc

Thursday 7 March 2,00pm to 4.00pm: AGTV Teachers new to the VCE - details tbc

Thursday 7 March 4.30pm to 7.00pm: AGTV PD Buffet

Apr-May: Student Films at the GI Audi Festival of German Films

Friday 10 May: MLTAV Conference

17-18 May: SAGTA Conference open to all teachers of German

Saturday 25 May: AGTV PD Buffet

Thursday 30  May: AGTV VCE PD

Fri 5-Mon 8 July: AFMLTA Biennial Conference in Canberra

Sunday 11 August: AGTV Forum for Students of German in Year 12 - doubles as a PD for teachers

Fri 6 to Sat 7 September: AGTV/GI Victorian State Conference - register through the Goethe-Institut

IDV - International German Teachers Association

The AGTV is an associate member of the IDV.

The IDV biennial conference is in Southern Tyrol in Italy in 2013


 AGTV Teacher Networks

The Committee and Netrwork Leaders are reviewing how networks function in 2013 at the AGTV Leadership Conference in Feb 2013 in light of new DEECD regional structures and priorities.

Goethe-Institut PD in AGTV Networks

The Goethe-Institut Australia supports networks through the provision of GI Resource Centres in each of the 12 networks with free borrowing of materials (audio-visual, print, games etc), and support Professional Learning Facilitators (PLFs - Teachers' Trainers) to attend Network meeting to provide professional development. Networks are encouraged to invite the PLFs to a network meeting to run a workshop.

Goethe-Institut Professional Development Opportunities

Other Professional Development Opportunities

In Country Language and Culture Professional Development Scholarships

In Country Professional Learning Opportunities

Pay your own way and claim as self-education on your tax.

Focus on Language and Culture

Watch the Inaugural Professorial lecture from Professor Farzad Sharifian recorded in June 2011 at Language and Society Centre at Monash University in June 2011

Articles online

See Why German: Advocacy for Languages

Past Victorian Conference Programs

In case you are wondering what we get up to on these weekend, check out the programs and photos below.

Photo Galleries on Germanlinx


The annual conference of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria is a time to share ideas across languages and hear about the current and future direction of languages education.

Some of the materials presented are made available on the MLTAV website.


Professional Standards for Language Teachers

Pedagogy for Languages Education

Links related to the teaching of languages and cultures in Australia

Links to Brain Research and Language Learning and Teaching

General Pedagogy for Teaching and Learning

Pedagogy and Practice

Ideas to Get You Thinking




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