The Association of Illawarra Community Language Schools

AICLS c/-Cringila Public School, Cringila NSW 2502

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The Association of Illawarra Community Languages Schools Inc. (AICLS) is an umbrella organisation which supports community language schools and promotes heritage language maintenance in Southern NSW and the South and South-Western Sydney region of NSW,Australia. AICLS provides advice on establishing new schools, applying for funding, help with resources and professional development for community language teachers.

Community Language Schools are established by parents and teachers who have significant links with the communities who speak the language. Classes are conducted for school age students between Kindergarden and Year 12.  Languages are taught for 2 hours per week, outside school hours during school term time.

Classes are held in Public Schools, Community Halls and Churches.Some language schools cater for adult learners as well. In addition to language many schools offer tuition in cultural activities such as dancing and singing.AICLS is a non-profit, incorporated association