The Languages team at the Learning and Teaching Directorate (part of the NSW Public Schools Portfolio) has officers to support both primary and secondary languages teachers.
Our role includes:
- providing leadership and policy advice on matters relating to languages education in NSW public schools
- developing support materials for languages teachers
- providing professional learning opportunities to networks and communities of schools.
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Contacts: Primary team
Contacts: Secondary team
DE International and study tours
Study tours and sister schools
All study tours into NSW government schools are centrally booked through DE International. Learn more by visiting www.studytours.nsw.edu.au
If you are contacted directly by an agent, organisation or overseas group (student or adult) wishing to visit your school (unless through your school's sister school relationship), please forward the request to the Study Tours team.
Sister school visits are reciprocal and non-commercial, and do not need to go through DE International. However, if your school is offered payment for hosting a group, contact the Study Tours team. Where the sister-school relationship includes mostly hosting the overseas school, then the visit by the overseas group should also be arranged as a study tour through DE International.
The policy and guidelines for overseas student and group visits, as well as a sample MOU for sister schools can be found at:
DE International is always looking for new schools to host overseas groups, particularly homestay programs. Please contact the Study Tours team if you'd like to be involved.
Senior Study Tours Officer (Melissa Ong)
ph. 8293 6910
Language Learning Space