SBS National Languages Competition 2017 A3 PosterThe SBS National Languages Competition 2017 is an exciting initiative to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia. It’s a nationwide competition to engage school children and reflect on the cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of Australia's multicultural society.

To enter, students need to upload a video (maximum 30 seconds long) describing ‘What learning a language means to you?’ Remember, the video is to be in any language other than English and the more creative the better!

Competition entries are open from 9:00am on Monday 24 July 2017 (AEST) until Midnight on Friday 1 September 2017 (AEST).

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AFTV Tax Invoice

If your school requires a Tax Invoice for payment of AFTV Membership renewal, an AFTV Special Event, or Student Event, please click here to download the AFTV proforma Tax Invoice.

Why Learn French?

why learn French?

Download this brochure, produced by the Victorian Department of Education, Employment and Training.

Here is a pdf file describing many of the reasons why your school should be teaching French.

Here is a pdf file from the Direction de la coopération culturelle et du français giving 10 reasons to learn / study French.

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The House of Dior - 70 Years of Haute Couture

IMG 0605The AFTV's second last Professional Development session for the year was held on the evening of 8 September 2017, with 54 AFTV members and their guests who attended this breath-taking event! 

Professor Véronique Duché, A.R Chisholm Professor of French, Convenor of French Studies School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne, provided an intricately-researched presentation en français about the 70 years of the House of Dior, launched in 1947. Professor Duché described the fashion, perfumes, shoes and accessories that Christian Dior created in all its finery, from the classical to the modern.

Find out more here.