Professional Standards for Teachers

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

ATSL produce the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to help teachers understand and develop their teaching practice and expertise across 4 career stages. By demonstrating the Standards you can have maximum impact on all learners.

Professional Standards for Teachers of Languages

The Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (AFMLTA) has developed a suite of Professional Standards resources to support Languages teachers in reflection on practice and planning for future growth. Click images below to access the interactive versions of the Professional Standards.

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe

Professional Development for Teachers of German

Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc. (AGTV)

The AGTV facilitates occasional in person and online professional development for teachers of German including informal networking opportunities.

The AGTV publishes SZENE, a journal for teachers of German, which includes teaching ideas and resource tips. SZENE is complimentary with every AGTV membership and produced in collaboration with the Network of Australian Teachers of German (NATG). Contributions welcome!

Podcasts for Language Teachers

Blogs & Vlogs for Language Teachers


The Goethe-Institut facilitates in person and online programs for teachers of German in Australia and beyond.

Kultur und Sprache

Kultur und Sprache is a program of the Austrian Bundesministeriums für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF) to support teachers of German outside of Austria.


DaFWEBKON is a unique web annual online event held in March focusing on media for teaching German as DaF/DaZ that brings together practitioners, training institutions and providers worldwide via the internet. Presentations are also recorded. Sign up for the newsletter.

Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrer:innen (IDT)

Every four years, the Internationaler Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrerverband (IDV) organise an international conference for teachers of German, the IDT.

  • IDT – the next IDT is in Lübeck in 2025

Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria Inc. (MLTAV)

As the umbrella organisation for language associations, the MLTAV run in person and online professional learning for language teachers incl. an annual conference.

The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Association for Language Learning (ALL) in the UK.

General Professional Development for Teachers

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Professional Reading