Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education


Excellence in community languages education

We support linguistic diversity and educational opportunity through research, teaching and professional learning programs across NSW.
Sydney Institute for Community Languages Education (SICLE) works in four main areas:

  • conducting research to inform policy and evidence-based approaches to teaching languages
  • providing professional learning pathways for teachers in NSW community languages schools
  • developing curriculum materials, resources and assessment to support students learning in more than 50 languages taught in community languages schools
  • supporting schools with IT systems and training to streamline their organisation.


Professor Ken Cruickshank, Dr Andrew Ross

Research Location

School of Education and Social Work

Program Type



The Institute was established to undertake a program of research in community languages education to support teachers, student learning, policy and program development.

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minority education, Teacher professional development, TESOL, community languages, emotions and identities in language education

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 2644

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