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2006, The Year of the Dog. MLTAWA wishes all members a successful and enjoyable school year.
The November Newsletter has been uploaded
The Change Password Facility is back up
Risk Management Workshop in November
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MLTAT 2006 State Conference - Languages: Passport to Understanding - August 11-12 2006 - Inveresk, Launceston - Call for papers now open
Welcome to the Home Page of the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (MLTAWA). We are the professional association that represents teachers of all languages taught in Western Australian schools, TAFEs and tertiary institutions.
The MLTAWA, along with all the
other state associations, is affiliated with the national body, the
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Association (AFMLTA),
which is involved in a range of activities aimed at promoting the teaching
and learning of languages. These include representing language teachers in
the formulation of government languages policies and initiatives at the
Our state association, the MLTAWA,
represents Western Australian languages teachers at a national and state
level through promoting the teaching and learning of languages, lobbying
on significant issues, advising and preparing submissions for governments,
committees, industry and the community, providing professional leadership
at the state level across all languages and phases of schooling, compiling
and distributing information about language learning and teaching through
newsletters and emails and supporting the professional development of
languages teachers through conferences, seminars and workshops.
The MLTAWA is the umbrella
organization for all languages and, as such, complements and supports the
work of the various “unilingual” or single language associations that
represent all of the individual languages taught in Western Australia. Our
role is to focus on Big Picture issues that are relevant to all languages,
promoting debate and discussion within and across languages. This creates
solid ground and purpose for the unilinguals to focus on relevant,
language-specific issues that are proving beneficial to hundreds of
Western Australian language teachers.
Strengthening our common ground is essential to our aim of increasing the number of Western Australian students who continue their language learning through to the adult years, ensuring they reach the highest possible levels of achievement. This will undoubtedly prove invaluable in creating future world citizens.