All community language schools seeking accreditation or re-accreditation must provide information about the level of professional support provided to staff for the year in which the application is made. All teaching staff must undertake a minimum of 20 hours of professional learning each year.

Community language school staff are strongly encouraged to participate in the professional development sessions provided by ESAV.

In addition, teaching staff who do not have a recognised qualification in languages teaching are strongly encouraged to undertake an accredited tertiary Languages Methodology course.

A sample of an appropriate Professional Learning Outline is available here.

Instructions for submission

Please supply a copy of the Professional Learning Outline for the school’s teaching staff for the year in which you are applying, which you have named “09_proflearning.pdf”.