Community languages schools help students learn and use their community language. They are also open to any student who wants to learn a new language.

The NSW Federation of Community Language Schools represents approximately 240 schools with over 450 locations state wide.

The NSW Department of Education and Communities provides funding to eligible community languages schools through the NSW Community Languages Schools Program.


Follow these steps outlined by the Department of Education and Communities to set up a community language school:

  • set up your organisation
  • find a venue
  • find teachers
  • enrol your students
  • prepare teaching materials

For continuous improvement of the community language school services the Federation recommends you to adopt the Quality Assurance Framework.

View more resources to assist you in establishing/managing your community language school.


View membership and Liability insurance details.

Contact the Education Officer

Alex Di Prinzio
Phone: 9558 6134

Mobile: 0423 871 110

Contact the NSWFCLS office at:

12A Seaview Street

Dulwich Hill NSW 2203

(opposite Dulwich Hill High School)

Phone: (02) 9558 6134

Fax: (02) 9558 6176

Email  :

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