First Languages Australia is is pleased to announce the release of the report on the first stage of Yalbilinya: National First Languages Education Project supported by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. The project aims to support the development of Indigenous language teachers and the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in schools through:

1. Research into best practice implementation of the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages
2. The development of resources to promote best practice implementation of the Framework
3. The development of a culturally appropriate Indigenous language education workforce strategy.

The Report on Best Practice Implementation of the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages is now available for sharing with your colleagues.

First Languages Australia would like to thank everyone who contributed to the report. We will continue to work collaboratively with our project partners as we progress through Pillar Two and Three of the project.

Report on Best Practice Implementation of the Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages

Yalbilinya means 'learn' in Wiradjuri.

The name was provided by the Parkes Wiradjuri Language Group and is pronounced yal-bill-in-ya.