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Languages Other Than English

About the Languages Other Than English Domain Languages Other Than English Support Materials

Domain Structure
The structure of the Languages Other Than English domain which includes information on the Learning focus, standards and dimensions.

Stages of Learning
The VELS take account of the developmental stages of learning young people experience at school.

Relationships to Other Domains
This advice identifies how concepts and skills in this domain complement student learning in other domains.

As students approach the end of the compulsory years of schooling they begin to make choices about their preferred areas of and pathways for learning.

Useful links to other websites relating to the Languages Other Than English domain.

All VELS publications relating to the Languages Other Than English domain are available for downloading in this section.

Standards and Learning Focus Statements
Standards define the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours that students should know and are able to do at different levels of schooling.

Aboriginal Languages, cultures and reclamation in Victorian schools
Standards for Aboriginal Languages have been developed as part of the VELS, after extensive consultation and collaboration with Victorian Aboriginal communities. 

Assessment Maps
Student work samples with annotations showing how the work addresses selected standards.

Progression Point Examples
Examples of how student progress can be shown between VELS levels.

Sample Units
Examples of multi-domain teaching, learning and assessment units based on the VELS domains.


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