Call for Asian language learning proposals
Applications have been called for the third and final round of the Federal Government’s Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund, part of the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools program.
The fund is providing a total of $9.6 million over three rounds to organisations, including universities, higher education providers, businesses and Asian communities to promote the teaching and learning of Chinese (Mandarin), Indonesian, Japanese, and Korean languages and cultures in Australian schools.
The four priority areas for Round Three are projects that:
Involve strategic partnerships and delivery coalitions between organisations in the teaching and learning of the four NALSSP Asian languages and/or studies of Asia.
Identify strategies to increase language teacher supply and support, including the recruitment and pre-service training of teachers.
Stimulate student demand and create incentives for students to study one of the four identified Asian languages, particularly at the senior secondary level.
Use technological infrastructure or applications in the teaching and learning of the four NALSSP Asian languages and/or studies of Asia.
Grants of up to $500,000 will be provided to support projects of a developmental, pilot or introductory nature. The ability of projects to scale across a broader context to achieve systemic impact and sustainability beyond the project’s period of funding will be an important part of each project.
Applications close on 21 April. More details are at http://www.deewr.gov.au/Schooling/NALSSP/FurtherInformation/Pages/FundingInformation.aspx