The Victorian School of Languages is at the forefront of
language teaching. Due to its single faculty language focus, the
VSL has a high concentration of expertise and is well placed to
offer quality, innovative language programs. A common curriculum
rationale, methodological approach and organisational focus is
defined in the VSL Course Outlines which are available for every
language and year level and which form the basis of the
development of individual syllabi and teaching materials.
The VSL curriculum provides for its students a balanced set of
learning experiences which are active, cooperative and
participatory and which give students maximum opportunity to
realise their potential. Curriculum development is based on the
communicative approach to language teaching, aimed at the
intellectual, social, emotional and creative development of all
students and is inclusive of gender, ability and background.
Learning tasks and assessment practises are structured in such a
way that student progress is measurable and so that
participating students are enabled and encouraged to perform
well. All courses are reviewed to ensure compatibility with the
Victorian Essential Learning Standards and VCE.