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VSL history and heritage

From the archives: The origins of Italian at the VSL in 1935 Catherine Bryant

  When I started researching the school’s history for my PhD, I discovered the fascinating story about the origins of Italian teaching at the school. In 1935, there had been a strong push for the establishment of Italian and a … Continue reading

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From the archives: The origins of Japanese at the VSL in 1935 Catherine Bryant

When I started researching the school’s history for my PhD project, I discovered the fascinating story about the origins of Japanese teaching at the school. The first Saturday Japanese class was held early in 1935 at MacRobertson Girls High School. … Continue reading

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French Seminar and Excursion to Degas Exhibition

French Distance Education courses place great emphasis on culture and offer students vast opportunities to explore the rich world of French history and art. Every year the French faculty takes Year 11, Year 10 and Accelerated 2 Distance Education students … Continue reading

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Being the VSL “historian” 2012-2015 – Catherine Bryant

As many people know, the VSL celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2015. Some may also be aware that for the past four years, I researched the VSL history for my PhD project at Swinburne University. This was a special project … Continue reading

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Launch of Virtual English as an Additional Language (EAL) New Arrivals Program

On Thursday 15 June 2016, Dr David Howes, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Schools, Department of Education and Training launched the Virtual EAL New Arrivals Program, an initiative of the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian School of Languages. Victoria … Continue reading

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VSL Study Tour to Germany/Austria

VSL Study Tour to Germany/Austria Eleven VSL students of German and two VSL Teachers left on a three week study tour to Germany over the summer break. This was the first time that the German Faculty of the VSL Distance … Continue reading

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