(This program is supported by the Victorian government)

Applications are now open, and close on Tuesday 31 October 2017.

The COASIT Language Assistants Program places young university graduates from Italy to work as language assistants in Victorian schools.

Language assistants support qualified language teachers to provide authentic language and cultural experiences for students. Language assistants can use traditional and contemporary language and culture to engage students in face-to-face and online language learning. This includes, but is not limited to, team-teaching, providing small group or individual student language support, offering advice on linguistic and cultural matters and participating in school activities relating to their language and culture.

Language assistants can also be asked by COASIT to participate in resource development, student language immersion camps and teacher professional learning.

Program objectives

The COASIT Italian Language Assistants Program aims to:

  • enrich Victorian school Italian programs through the provision of native-speaking language assistants;
  • provide Victorian teachers and students with opportunities to increase their knowledge and understanding of Italy, its language and culture;
  • promote language learning and intercultural understanding in Victorian communities;
  • foster relationships between Victoria and Italy through ongoing linguistic and cultural exchange.

Download the Guidelines and the School Application form for Italian Language Assistants 2018.

Please note that the closing date for the application is Monday 14 November 2016. Late applications will not be considered.

Please read the Guidelines carefully before completing the School Application form. You will receive an email from me confirming receipt of application.

Applications should be emailed to: ferdinando@coasit.com.au.

As in previous years, the assistants should  be here for the start of term 2. They will undergo an induction program at COASIT and then be placed in the successful schools.

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The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools.

Find out more here.

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